Trends

Trends

Future trends and predictions of what’s next for PLM and the complex manufacturing value chain.

A lack of collaboration in the workplace hurts your bottom Line

2019-05-27T14:24:44-04:00

Summary: Poor collaboration in the workplace reduces quality, productivity, and profits. For teams to successfully collaborate, data needs to be easily accessed and shared across the value chain. There's been plenty of hype surrounding collaboration in the workplace. But does it actually impact organizations as much as we think it does? Today we're going look at what collaboration in the workplace [...]

A lack of collaboration in the workplace hurts your bottom Line2019-05-27T14:24:44-04:00

Is digital twin technology a reality for SMEs?

2019-05-08T14:45:57-04:00

Summary: Digital twin technology is promising for manufacturers, but doesn't deliver the ROI for SMEs. Cloud PLM is the easy way to make data-driven decisions without over-investing in data management resources and software. Digital twins have caused a lot of hype in the manufacturing industry. So we're going to look at what this buzzword means and its impact on manufacturing. We'll [...]

Is digital twin technology a reality for SMEs?2019-05-08T14:45:57-04:00

5 frustrations of working with contract manufacturers

2019-01-02T14:47:47-04:00

By: Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity   The CM conundrum Working with contract manufacturers can be one of those “you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them” scenarios. Leveraging contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) is a reality for many companies and can be a great way to jumpstart a product when you don’t have the time or capital to bring up your [...]

5 frustrations of working with contract manufacturers2019-01-02T14:47:47-04:00

Why hardware startups can’t afford to fail slowly

2019-01-07T10:57:40-04:00

Summary: Hardware startups don't have the time or money to fail slowly. By connecting processes and people, cloud PLM lets them fail fast, and get innovative products to market quickly. The hardware industry is a competitive place to be, especially if you're a newcomer. Of the hundreds of hardware startups that crop up each year, very few find success. In fact, [...]

Why hardware startups can’t afford to fail slowly2019-01-07T10:57:40-04:00

Why slack joining atlassian is a big deal

2019-01-07T11:50:47-04:00

Summary: Slack partnering with Atlassian demonstrates the importance of technology that integrates and is best of breed. When sifting through software options, these are two qualities that are a must. In software, you have options galore. A large part of filtering through your options is considering whether you want a single suite solution or best of breed software. Today, we're going [...]

Why slack joining atlassian is a big deal2019-01-07T11:50:47-04:00

Why Product Data is the Key to a Quick Pivot

2018-12-28T13:10:34-04:00

Summary: A quick pivot feels out of reach for many hardware companies. But it doesn't have to be that way. Organized product data is a simple way to make pivoting faster cheaper, and easier for hardware companies. Did you know that 97% of hardware startups aren't successful long-term? "97% of hardware startups ultimately fail or fizzle out without a large exit." [...]

Why Product Data is the Key to a Quick Pivot2018-12-28T13:10:34-04:00

What’s next for the cleantech industry? 5 threats to be ready for

2019-01-15T12:42:56-04:00

No industry is immune to disruption. Even the disruptive cleantech industry can be disrupted. Meta-disruption, if you will. With that in mind, here are 5 threats we think cleantech companies need to watch. 1. The cleantech industry reliance on lithium-ion batteries Cleantech is overwhelmingly focused on renewable energy, electric vehicles (EV), and converting static power grids into smart ones. And these [...]

What’s next for the cleantech industry? 5 threats to be ready for2019-01-15T12:42:56-04:00

Why Rip and Replace Needs to Die

2018-12-28T13:25:33-04:00

By John Laslavic This article was originally published on LinkedIn. You can read the original right here. I've been a PLM practitioner for a long time. And throughout my 20+ years experience, there's been one constant: Rip and replace. Rip and replace has been the philosophy of legacy PLM systems for decades. To extract the full value of a PLM, traditional [...]

Why Rip and Replace Needs to Die2018-12-28T13:25:33-04:00

Why You Need Value-focused Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

2018-12-28T13:26:52-04:00

Summary: Traditional supplier management squarely focuses on getting the lowest price for a part. Value-focused supplier relationship management, or SRM, promotes collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers as a best practice because it delivers long-term benefits. Pay a little more now, reap the rewards forever. As companies grow and scale in size, outsourcing is inevitable. So much so that, 70% of today's [...]

Why You Need Value-focused Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)2018-12-28T13:26:52-04:00

Why Companies Are Jumping on the Cloud PLM Bandwagon

2018-12-28T13:29:18-04:00

Summary: there are two cloud PLMs on the market now. SaaS Cloud PLM — where providers embrace iterative development, SaaS business models, and software integration — and Cloud Lite, where products are delivered over the internet but are at best a reskin of on-premise solutions. While a step in the right direction, Cloud Lite fails to achieve the benefits SaaS cloud [...]

Why Companies Are Jumping on the Cloud PLM Bandwagon2018-12-28T13:29:18-04:00