Hardware Startups

The challenges of BoM management for small batch manufacturing

The challenges of BoM management for small batch manufacturing

Earlier this year I wrote about 5 important things about PLM for hardware startup. It came down to management of the following product data elements – document records, parts, bill of materials, change tracks and tasks records. While all together are critical, I want to point on parts and BoM management…

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How new manufacturing will impact CAD & PLM

How new manufacturing will impact CAD & PLM

The world is changing. The power of manufacturing industries in the past was predicted by money, manufacturing facilities, assembly lines with workers and expensive equipment combined with advantages of mass production manufacturing model. Now take a deep breath, close Facebook app on your smartphone – things are going to change….

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5 elements of PLM for hardware startup

5 elements of PLM for hardware startup

I started a series of blog posts about PLM dedicated to hardware startups. In my previous article, I explained why important to setup product lifecycle management strategy at early stages of your product development. It might be not needed at prototyping stage. But it is critical to setup basic elements of product…

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PLM 101: Product Lifecycle for Hardware Startups

PLM 101: Product Lifecycle for Hardware Startups

If you’re in manufacturing business, I’m sure you’ve heard about PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). And the thing you probably heard are “PLM is for large companies”. As far as you are concerned about your hardware startup business, you might think PLM is not important and you can do it later….

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