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Is intelligent part numbering dead or alive? This article examines the question and what can be done about it.Read more
It goes without saying that we live in unprecedented times. The world will fundamentally change in ways we cannot yet predict.
But a pertinent question that potentially we can address is – Will it affect PLM and if so how?
As a follow up to the BOM in Excel article, what would constitute a perfect system for managing Bills of Material (BOM) in a PLM system? Let’s divide the capabilities of this ideal system into three categories; mandatory, essential and nice-to-have. For the sake of definition, a Part is an end item in a BOM structure, and an assembly isRead more
The Challenge Often when listening to a CIMdata presentation, their consultant will offer a tongue in cheek remark: “the most widely used PLM tool is Excel”. So, is it true? It is worth examining the issue in more detail. Before proceeding, a better definition of the title is in order. The more accurate formulation – “Does an Excel spreadsheet containRead more
The Problem Before computers, engineering designs where carried out by armies of draftsmen toiling over drawing boards in vast offices. Some may still express nostalgia for those days, but like all else, change came along. Today sophisticated computer programs allow engineering designs to be created in a full 3D virtual world with great degrees of precision. In the initial phasesRead more
Does your engineering organization struggle with the following challenges? Crucial engineering data in several different systems resulting in disconnected information Manual processes that rely on human intervention Multi CAD environment requiring translations and inefficient transactions Lack of visibility of data for downstream consumers If these challenges are something you face everyday, then you probably have considered a Product Data ManagementRead more
In the previous posts regarding PLM ROI ( Part 1, and Part 2, we introduced the hierarchy of strategic objectives, business targets and business costs. Examples were provided of all these categories. In this post, lets look at some examples of how to calculate business costs and how savings can be derived from these. We will look at two examples:Read more
In our previous blog post Does PLM Pay? Part 1, we set the stage for calculating PLM return on investment and defined the hierarchy of Strategic Objectives, Business Targets and Business Costs. Lets look at an example of this hierarchy: The strategic objective is reducing time to market. The example shows two ways this can be done: Improving your bidRead more
Here is a scenario familiar to many PLM professionals:- a project is initiated to implement or enhance a PLM system within an organization. All the participants are excited and everybody can clearly see the benefits to processes, collaboration and data security. All the pieces are in place; pricing, implementation schedule, software requirements, training plan – down to the last detail. TheRead more