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Digital Thread: Moving From Tools To Data Services

Digital Thread: Moving From Tools To Data Services

Earlier today, I attended the PI DX online meeting – Is Digital Thread Doomed WIthout Open Architecture. The virtual event was announced as follows: The digital thread is designed to track every process through a product’s life from initial development, manufacturing, servitization and is the ultimate communicative framework for collaboration….

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BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

One of the most frequent debates in the BOM management discipline is around the so-called single-BOM vs multi-BOM approach. My recent article about Single BOM? brought many questions, comments, and discussions around the single vs multi BOM approach, which led me to think about the next article where I want…

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ERP and PLM Big Tech

ERP and PLM Big Tech

The world is moving to platforms and cloud services. It sets an interesting trajectory in the development of enterprise applications and services. In the past world, siloes played a central role in the way enterprise applications were created. The old joke said that the recipe of enterprise software was to…

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How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

Connected is such a powerful word. We like it and it feels good. We like to be connected these days. There are many systems to help us to stay connected – web sites, social networks, messaging applications, video chat… you name it. However, when it comes to enterprise applications and…

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Single Bill of Materials (BOM)?

Single Bill of Materials (BOM)?

My earlier article How to make BOM integrations easy? raised a lot of debates online and offline. It was quite overwhelming. I appreciate everyone who reached out to talk and share your opinion and experience of managing Bill of Materials, integrating BOMs in different stages of the product lifecycle, and…

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How Multi-Tenant Systems Can Change PLM Standards

How Multi-Tenant Systems Can Change PLM Standards

Standards are super important. They provide us a basis for mutual understanding and used in products and technologies to support communication, transparency, commerce, production, and manufacturing. We have standards in so many places because they make sense. They fundamentally improve business. This is a place where we have so many…

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3 Elements Of PLM Architecture To Support Digital Thread

3 Elements Of PLM Architecture To Support Digital Thread

The modern PLM industry is paying significant attention to the concept of Digital Thread. In a nutshell, a digital thread is a concept of how to connect various elements of information together. The concept is simple and powerful. PLM vendors are actively adopting this concept, which comes very much aligned…

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Data and Future PLM Opportunities

Data and Future PLM Opportunities

-Data is fascinating and intriguing. You probably heard it before – data is a new oil. For the last two decades, we’ve seen a growing number of businesses built on top of data rationalization, turning data into the business value, making data easily accessible and available. You cannot ignore –…

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Multi-Cloud PLM?

Multi-Cloud PLM?

In one of my last blogs last year, I talked about the evolution of PLM system architecture. I’ve got many questions offline and online asking me about specific aspects of architecture, vendors, and approaches. While cloud seems to be inevitable, the question about cloud adoption, cloud architecture, and how it…

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PLM System Architecture Evolution For Dummies

PLM System Architecture Evolution For Dummies

Technology always played a significant role in engineering and manufacturing software. Earlier CAD systems were very much dependent on specific graphic workstations and computing power. Earlier PDM was based on proprietary databases and later standardized on SQL databases. During the last decade of web and cloud development, we’ve seen a…

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