"Digital Thread"

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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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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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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What is Missed To Connect Digital Thread?

What is Missed To Connect Digital Thread?

Last month I attended CIMdata virtual event 2020 PDT and PLM Roadmap. I’m still slowly skimming the slides and connecting the dots with the notes I took during the event. You can check the agenda of the event here. The topic of the event was one of my favorites and…

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