Redefining the Approach to PLM Implementation: A Strategy Beyond Traditional PLM

Redefining the Approach to PLM Implementation: A Strategy Beyond Traditional PLM

In the digital transformation era, the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems has become a cornerstone for manufacturing and engineering companies striving for innovation and efficiency. However, the journey toward fully leveraging PLM technology often presents a paradox that hinders progress. The conventional wisdom—endorsed by PLM vendors and consultants—that…

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Simplifying PLM and Digital Threads Using Web of Data and Connected Services

Simplifying PLM and Digital Threads Using Web of Data and Connected Services

In the quest for operational efficiency and innovation, the concept of simplification has emerged as a strong trend across industries. My exploration of this theme has spanned several articles, with a notable focus on making Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) straightforward yet effective, as discussed in my recent piece, “Make PLM…

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Sources of Intelligence for Future PLM AI- Thoughts after CIMdata webinar

Sources of Intelligence for Future PLM AI- Thoughts after CIMdata webinar

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a topic for discussions in the boardrooms of companies across the globe, and the manufacturing sector is no exception. Amid the myriad conversations about AI and machine learning, one particular aspect stands out clear to me: the undeniable link between accessing the right data…

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RIP John Walker and AutoCAD Lessons for CAD/PLM Developers

RIP John Walker and AutoCAD Lessons for CAD/PLM Developers

Earlier this weekend I read a sad news about passing of John Walker, the founder and the father of AutoCAD and Autodesk. The contribution of John Walker to the development of CAD and PC eco-system was incredible. From early 1980s, Autodesk was one of the biggest software products that demonstrated…

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Escaping the PDM Paradigm: Transitioning from Documents to Data-Centric Models

Escaping the PDM Paradigm: Transitioning from Documents to Data-Centric Models

In the land of product development and manufacturing, the traditional Product Data Management (PDM) systems have long stood as the backbone, ensuring the structured organization, storage, and retrieval of product-related documents. According to the reviews of analysts to find that traditional use cases are still dominant in PLM and most…

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Fusion Roadmap, PLM and New Autodesk BOM System

Fusion Roadmap, PLM and New Autodesk BOM System

Bill of Materials management is a core data management and a foundation of every PLM system. It brings mechanisms to define data elements such as Items and Product Structure, allowing to control revisions and lifecycle. BOM management is usually a foundational part of every PLM software and it represents basics…

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Meet at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024?

Meet at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024?

3DEXPERIENCE World, formerly known as SolidWorks World, doesn’t require much introduction among the design and manufacturing communities. It is the place to meet SOLIDWORKS people and meet from industry leaders attending the event and learn how to drive innovation. This event stands as the largest gathering of mechanical engineers and professionals from…

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How to Resolve BOM Types Discourse?

How to Resolve BOM Types Discourse?

Earlier this week, an insightful article by Prof. Jorg Fischer grabbed my attention. It explored the complexity of BOM (Bill of Materials) types, a topic familiar to many in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, and product management. Terms like EBOM (Engineering BOM), MBOM (Manufacturing BOM), PBOM (Procurement BOM), SBOM (Service…

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