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

Why I Left the PLM World (And Why I’ve Come Back)

2018-12-28T13:30:34-04:00

By Mike Domazet This article was originally published on LinkedIn. You can read the original right here. My career began deep in the Product Lifecycle Management trenches. I sold various PLM tools as a young man and had the opportunity to work all over the world in a 15 year time span. I was successful constructing and selling large enterprise [...]

Why I Left the PLM World (And Why I’ve Come Back)2018-12-28T13:30:34-04:00

IoT is Flipping Product Development on Its Head

2018-12-28T13:52:29-04:00

Summary: The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed product development for the better. By closing the feedback loop and providing real-time data, manufacturers can now embrace true customer-centricity.  The product lifecycle is on the verge of a tremendous change — and we think that the internet of things (IoT) is going to be a big part of that. That's why we're [...]

IoT is Flipping Product Development on Its Head2018-12-28T13:52:29-04:00

The Problem with The Engineering Handoff

2018-12-28T13:53:44-04:00

Summary: Product handoffs shouldn't be streamlined. They should be eliminated by putting product data at the heart of manufacturing processes and using software tools to build a production system based on collaboration, not on a cold hard engineering handoff. They say that engineers speak a different language. And apparently, it’s something that people are curious about, garnering 84 million results in [...]

The Problem with The Engineering Handoff2018-12-28T13:53:44-04:00

Best of Breed Software with Cloud PLM [Webinar Summary pt 1 of 2]

2019-01-03T15:36:07-04:00

Last week we were part of a webinar where we worked with both Engineering.com and CIMdata PLM expert James White to look how companies can leverage best of breed software with cloud PLM. This is the first installment of a two-part series summarizing that discussion. Today, we’re going to focus on what James White had to say: what CIMdata thinks the [...]

Best of Breed Software with Cloud PLM [Webinar Summary pt 1 of 2]2019-01-03T15:36:07-04:00

6 Reasons Why PLM Will Lead Digital Transformation for SMB Manufacturers

2018-12-28T14:24:42-04:00

Summary: digital transformation is all the rage. For complex manufacturing, it means changing how business processes work and how data is treated. PLM can be the digital transformation ‘in’ for SMBs. Digital transformation (DT) is one of those persnickety buzzwords that’s equal parts useful and meaningless. On the one hand, in 2017, 67% of respondents to a Constellation Research survey [...]

6 Reasons Why PLM Will Lead Digital Transformation for SMB Manufacturers2018-12-28T14:24:42-04:00

The Secret to Collaboration in Design and Manufacturing

2018-12-28T14:43:06-04:00

Summary: collaboration in design and manufacturing processes demand the flexibility and ease of P2P communication tools like email and instant messenger while also the tracking and enterprise governance provided by stiff formal process systems like ERPs and formalized workflows. Every business has the “on paper” version of how something is supposed to happen… … and then there’s the way it [...]

The Secret to Collaboration in Design and Manufacturing2018-12-28T14:43:06-04:00

Who’s Winning The Bloody Fight For Manufacturing Data

2018-12-28T14:46:02-04:00

Summary: The battle for controlling manufacturing data is raging. But the days of single source of truth are long-gone. The answer is no longer MDM or mBOM. The answer is a distributed network of stakeholders sharing data with changes cascading throughout automatically and virtually in real time. The term “data is the new oil” gets thrown around a lot. The [...]

Who’s Winning The Bloody Fight For Manufacturing Data2018-12-28T14:46:02-04:00

How to Simplify Manufacturing Compliance in 2018

2018-12-28T14:47:28-04:00

Summary: Compliance is mostly about tracking. Using software to track who made what decision, when they made it, and why will make getting and staying onside with manufacturing compliance much easier. Compliance is a way of life for manufacturing companies. It’s nothing new. But in 2018, the task of remaining compliant is becoming more difficult. Things are changing that make [...]

How to Simplify Manufacturing Compliance in 20182018-12-28T14:47:28-04:00

The State of Cloud PLM 2018

2018-12-28T14:49:14-04:00

The road to of PLM software is one littered with broken promises and shattered dreams. We’re believers in the promise of product lifecycle management, but we get it: some people are skeptical. Even as interest increases steadily over time, people are still unsure. So we thought we’d take stock. We trawled through past articles and reports to understand what [...]

The State of Cloud PLM 20182018-12-28T14:49:14-04:00

The Key to New Product Development Is the Product Stakeholder Network

2019-01-02T15:20:41-04:00

New Product Development, or NPD, is a race that’s constantly being run faster. Companies have to keep up with aggressively changing consumer trends, and while software might be able to rapidly iterate and push new code in days, the same isn’t true for complex manufactured products. Today, we dig into the ecosystem that complex products are now built in, and [...]

The Key to New Product Development Is the Product Stakeholder Network2019-01-02T15:20:41-04:00