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Beyond ECAD-MCAD Collaboration

Complex products and services Most complex products are both mechanical and electrical, with the balance rapidly increasingly moving towards innovative electrical engineering as new product and service differentiation. Competitive product development requires robust collaboration between multiple domains, including the tight integration of electrical hardware and software development with traditional mechanical design and enterprise processes. Innovations in connectivity Read More…

  • Lionel Grealou
  • General Manager Japan
  • Product Lifecycle Management Specialist

Industry 4.0: Toward More Data-Driven Decision Making

Data is everywhere In most industries (and including the manufacturing industry), data leads to knowledge, and ultimately to Intellectual Property (IP) and competitive advantage.  There is a lot to do, in business understanding terms, to differentiate valuable or useful data from non value-added data. There are plenty of opportunities to leverage data and convert it Read More…

  • Lionel Grealou
  • General Manager Japan
  • Product Lifecycle Management Specialist

Single Enterprise BOM: Utopia vs Dystopia

Bills of Materials, aka BOMs, are multilevel metadata structures that represent a hierarchical arrangement of components, materials, and other information required to develop, engineer, assemble, produce the finished product, as well as sell and service it. Creating a BOM is not only a necessary step in the product realization cycle, it is also what makes Read More…

  • Lionel Grealou
  • General Manager Japan
  • Product Lifecycle Management Specialist

BOM Convergence: 4 Integration Patterns

Multiple Enterprise BOMs Bills of Materials (BOMs) can be referred to as the lifeblood of manufacturing companies. Whether or not the ‘single enterprise BOM‘ vision will ever be achievable is still open for debate from different perspectives: technical feasibility, organizational maturity, cultural reasons, etc. (including data silo mentality, as well as transition challenge perhaps). It Read More…

  • Lionel Grealou
  • General Manager Japan
  • Product Lifecycle Management Specialist

From Planning to Validation: Putting CAE Back Into Engineering

Putting CAE back into engineering Simply put, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) is the process of solving complex engineering problems through the use of sophisticated, interactive, graphical software, coupled with mathematical models and optimization systems. The true value of CAE is to foster virtual product development validation by enabling manufacturers to integrate advanced technology into the conceptual Read More…

  • Lionel Grealou
  • General Manager Japan
  • Product Lifecycle Management Specialist
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