PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

IoT discussions are booming these days. The hype and expectations are so high. According to Gartner’s hype cycle, IoT is remaining at the peak of inflated expectations. Companies are making huge investments in IoT business and everyone is very much interested who will be the winner in IoT competitive race….

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Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Manufacturing world is changing and it can bring new opportunities for transformation and changes. Few days ago, I posted an article Mature CAD/PLM vendors and startup behavior. The point I made in my conclusion is related to the business of established PLM companies – large vendors are mostly competing with themselves….

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The end of old PLM workflow as we know it

The end of old PLM workflow as we know it

It is not a secret that PLM workflow is very hard to implement. Every PLM system workflow implementation is balancing between value and complexity. And companies are looking how new agile methods can improve collaboration, communication and streamline processes. In my view, it is a right time to take a look…

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Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Shifts in a rapidly changing manufacturing world and dramatic changes internet is bringing to digital economy might become a challenge for large software vendors. We all know almost classical examples of Kodak, IBM and DEC. These new digital behaviors can make existing business models irrelevant. Large software vendors that have…

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Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Historically, engineering and manufacturing created a waterfall process. Some people called it “over the wall engineering“. To follow this process, engineers were finishing the design and literally throwing it to manufacturing organization. This is very inefficient process and I wish over the wall engineering practices will go away. Such practices…

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Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Product Innovation Platform is an interesting concept emerged for the last few years. It addresses few very important aspects of PLM deployment and architecture – openness, integration and sustainable deployment. Unfortunately, it is very hard to create a clear definition of Product Innovation Platform. Catch up on some of my…

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Manufacturing data platforms

Manufacturing data platforms

“Data as a Platform” is one of the most interesting trends to watch these days. I wrote about it in my blog few months ago – Data as a platform for the future manufacturing intelligence. Data is the most important sources of global internet growth.The next big wave here is…

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Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Cloud was one of the main “debated” topic in PLM for the last 2-3 years. All PLM vendors learned how to attach “cloud” word to their marketing, products and technologies. However, when it comes to implementation, the devil is details. The discussion about SaaS applications vs hosted cloud solution was pretty much…

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PLM implementations and customer requirements

PLM implementations and customer requirements

Talk to any manufacturing company and they can easy convince you that their products, environment, engineering and manufacturing processes are unique. I’ve been in these conversations many times. This conversations and following PLM implementation can get ugly. It might lead to significant PLM configuration and customizations. And the result is an increased cost of…

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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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