"Digital Thread"

Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Manufacturing has always been a competitive and complex industry, but it has also been one that is constantly evolving. In order to keep up with the competition, cost pressure, and growing supply chain complexities, manufacturers are turning to digital transformation. This involves using digital technologies to create a “digital thread”…

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Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

In the manufacturing world, there is a lot of talk about documents and information flow. What’s the difference? And which one is more important? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between documents and information flow, and explain why information flow is so important in manufacturing. There are a…

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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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PLM+ERP Integration and Future Digital Thread

PLM+ERP Integration and Future Digital Thread

Last month, I published a series of articles about PLM and ERP exploring the war between both systems for data ownership, different strategies of PLM and ERP vendors, and how I can see some future strategies in the development of integrations between PLM and ERP systems. Also, I was exploring…

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Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Earlier today I had the privilege to present at a virtual PLM organized by Matrix, a reseller of PTC in Israel.  The topic of digital transformation and digital lifecycle because it speaks about one of the most significant transformations that are happening in the software manufacturing industry these days.  However,…

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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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Why Open Architecture Is Still Rare In PLM?

Why Open Architecture Is Still Rare In PLM?

I’ve got an email with this question from the PI DX Team, an outfit that stands behind a cross-industry community of manufacturing companies pursuing successful digital transformation. PI DX works with many industrial companies and vendors to enable cross-industry collaboration and to support innovation. The email invites me to the…

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AEC Digital Twin To Measure Climate Product Impact

AEC Digital Twin To Measure Climate Product Impact

The manufacturing and construction industries are on collision courses. Back in 2019, I attended a TEC Talk session led by Jesse Devitte speaking about construction opportunities. This is where I first heard about construction smile and also the Construction = Manufacturing formula. If you missed my old article, check it…

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AEC and Digital Thread for Construction Projects

AEC and Digital Thread for Construction Projects

Hexagon’s Article The Digital Thread Comes to BIM brings an interesting perspective on the industrial development of construction projects and how BIM fits in the overall lifecycle of building assets. My favorite passage is this one – This same concept of the digital thread can, and is, being applied to…

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