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Connected PLM Transformation

Connected PLM Transformation

The weekend is a good time to catch up on multiple publications and social posts. There are a few that caught my attention last week. The first was CIMdata PLM Road Map & PDT Fall 2021 conference, which was completely virtual this time. Jos Voskuil of Virtual Dutchman provided a…

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Demystifying Modern PLM – Event, Videos, and Slides

Demystifying Modern PLM – Event, Videos, and Slides

As COVID hit the world, the PLM industry, like many other industries, made an interesting trajectory from traditional (physical) events to very large online conferences and a huge number of various online webinars, video recordings, and digital media. Just before COVID19 shut down the entire world, I attended the PI…

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What will be the next open-source model for PLM software in the 2020s?

What will be the next open-source model for PLM software in the 2020s?

The discussions around open source were around for more than a decade. You can check out my articles about PLM and open source. Aras was a major influencer in open-source discussions. It was heavily related to Aras own invented strategy of enterprise open source development, which can be classified differently…

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Think Your Data Is Safe With On-Premise PLM? Think Again…

Think Your Data Is Safe With On-Premise PLM? Think Again…

Data is a centerpiece of any business today and there is a growing concern among companies about protecting their data assets. CAD/PLM business touches one of the most sensitive parts of the business IP – design, engineering data, manufacturing process, and related information. Back in the 2010s, the common grounds…

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A Look Into System Lifecycle Management Book by Martin Eigner

A Look Into System Lifecycle Management Book by Martin Eigner

As products are getting more complex and connected, the question of what systems are needed to support such complex development is the one that is in the minds of people in a variety of fields related to engineering and manufacturing from research institutes to manufacturing companies of different sizes. Martin…

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Digital Transformation To-Do List For Manufacturing Companies

Digital Transformation To-Do List For Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturing companies are standing in front of an increased level of complexity related to the ways they manage business both strategically and day to day operations. It includes increased product complexity, supply chain challenges, and global competition. To manage a sustainable growing business is an essential part of companies strategic…

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3 Challenges of Unified Platforms and System Locking

3 Challenges of Unified Platforms and System Locking

When it comes to software and business, I like the word “Platform”. It feels strong and powerful, You want to rely on it and you feel secure and safe. All your company data and processes are connected and integrated. There is no chance somebody is out of the loop because…

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Digital Thread, PLM Vision and Data Gaps

Digital Thread, PLM Vision and Data Gaps

Data is one of the most precious assets in the modern business world. Manufacturing companies are sitting on piles of data, but similar to crude oil, data by itself doesn’t do any good to companies.  You need to bring the data to a digital refinery and make it accessible for…

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How to prevent a computerized product data mess?

How to prevent a computerized product data mess?

Data is taking a central stage in everything that businesses do these days. You can hear about digital strategies and digital transformation every day today. So, let’s bring computers and solve the problem of data mess. Not so fast. For most companies, bringing computers actually ends up with not solving…

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