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PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Knowledge Graph Part 5 (final)

PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Knowledge Graph Part 5 (final)

A digital thread is a concept in manufacturing and engineering that refers to the seamless flow of data throughout the entire product development and production process. It connects all aspects of a product’s design, engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance, allowing for real-time access to information and enabling rapid decision-making. The digital…

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PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 4 (Data Sharing and Federation)

PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 4 (Data Sharing and Federation)

Manufacturing companies are looking into the digital thread of data across multiple stages of product lifecycle as the method to digitally transform manufacturing operations in many industries. In my earlier articles, I shared my thoughts about the evolution of digital thread and the way companies are implementing digital thread from…

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Enterprise Cloud PLM – Why, When, How?

Enterprise Cloud PLM – Why, When, How?

Is cloud PLM becoming mainstream for enterprise applications? The year 2022 was an interesting year in the cloud and SaaS PLM development. All key enterprise PLM vendors finally introduced and presented their cloud strategy and solutions. Siemens was the first one back in 2020 to introduce Teamcenter X. Both PTC…

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PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 3 (Enterprise Data Integration)

PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 3 (Enterprise Data Integration)

The evolution of the PLM digital thread has created an ever-increasing need for enterprises to prioritize and better manage their data integration processes. As technologies evolve, so do the interconnectivity and the complexity of system interoperability that must be addressed to bring together multiple departments, systems, databases, and stakeholders into…

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PLM in 2023 – what is on the horizon?

PLM in 2023 – what is on the horizon?

Happy New Year 2023! As the holiday season is coming to the end, it is a great time to share some of my thoughts about the future of PLM. Prediction is hard, especially when it comes to the future. Nevertheless, we are guilty of making our predictions again and again….

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Beyond PLM Reflection on 2022

Beyond PLM Reflection on 2022

The year 2022 is in the books, New Year celebrations are over, and now is a good time to reflect back on what I’ve seen and experienced last year. I will keep the scope of reflection to a broad PLM domain, my business experience at OpenBOM and various technical topics…

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PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 2

PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 2

I’m continuing the discussion about Digital Thread Evolution. In the first article, I introduced you to the purpose of digital thread and shared my take on the four phases of digital thread development. Check this out here – Digital Thread Evolution Part 1. This is my Part 2 article and…

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PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 1

PLM and Digital Thread Evolution – Part 1

Manufacturers across the globe are continuing to push forward with transformational digital initiatives, recognizing the need to adapt their operations in order to remain competitive. The emergence of a “digital thread” architecture – an integrated system that connects data from all facets of an operation and enables sharing between different…

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Will PLM Vendors Build A Web Of Data?

Will PLM Vendors Build A Web Of Data?

Digital Thread and Web of Data The rise of the digital age is making it easier for manufacturing companies to access and share data, but even with all modern applications, cloud-based systems, and integration platforms, manufacturing, and supply chain is still a very fragmented and siloed space when it comes…

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Integrated PLM Platforms and Multi-Cloud Web Services

Integrated PLM Platforms and Multi-Cloud Web Services

Integration was a big deal for manufacturing companies implementing PLM systems for a very long time. It is very rare to see how the entire product lifecycle management process can fit a single software stack. Manufacturing companies were always divided between hedging their risks with multiple vendors and looking at…

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