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Digital Factory Benchmark – a structured approach to assessing your digital manufacturing strategy

Does your organization struggle launch a product into manufacturing? Do you have costly launch cycles that overrun both budget and time? If the answer is yes, you could benefit from a Digital Factory Benchmark. The Digital Factory Benchmark assessment captures the opinions of senior and knowledgeable personnel in your organization on the current state and Read more

  • Kevin Power
  • Business Development Manager

Digital Thread Enabling Technologies: Model Based Definition and PMI

Digitalization is a digital process that ties all phases (ideation, realization and utilization) together through a digital thread that has the intelligence of the products and its lifecycle processes and connects to smart devices which can interpret and react to the information. This digitalized innovation environment is what will provide todays’ and the future manufacturers Read more

  • Kevin Power
  • Business Development Manager

Simulation Benchmark – a structured approach to assessing your digital simulation maturity

Does your organization build mutiple prototypes for physical testing and verification? Do you feel that you could leverage more CAE and simulation technology? Is getting simulation results a bottleneck in your engineering process? If the answer is yes, you could benefit from a Simulation Benchmark. The Simulation Benchmark assessment captures the opinions of senior and Read more

  • Kevin Power
  • Business Development Manager

“PLM Special Ops” aka Customization At Source

Business Process-Technology Trade-Offs The typical approach to successfully implementing enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions includes considering a number of people-process-technology related compromises and concurrent trade-offs: How much of the Engineering-IT landscape should be changed vs maintained or upgraded? What are the current pain points vs current and future business capability requirements? What remediation actions are required Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Do All Stakeholders Benefit From Profit Maximization?

Dealing with multiple stakeholders is a given for any organization, either operating in the private or public sector. Stakeholder management is a critical component to the successful delivery of any project, program or activity. A stakeholder is any group or individual who can affect or is affected by the achievement of the organization’s objectives (Freeman, 1984) Simply put, the main Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Agile and PLM: a ‘Platform of Things’ for Competitive Advantage

The Need for Business Agility Business agility is a source of competitive advantage – allowing organizations to adapt to new business imperatives, technology changes and various other industry forces. The ability to adapt quickly is the name of the game in today’s business climate Build a business that is adaptable, and it will become better positioned to swiftly make Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Who Pays for PLM?

Companies continuously face tough decisions when it comes to enterprise technology investments, should they relate to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. In practical terms, “PLM is the enabling platform for product engineering and innovation“. Funding these enterprise initiatives and their continuous delivery activities is often challenging due to conflicting expectations Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

9 Key Business Factors Driving the Manufacturing Industry

It is no surprise and nowadays perhaps even a cliché to reiterate that: Manufacturing organizations strive to create MORE innovative products and increase their portfolio, combined with FASTER time-to-market and increased productivity supported by BETTER decision making, quality and cost control. Broadly speaking, generic market drivers can be regrouped in a concise set of 9 Key Business Factors (KBFs). These KBFs Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Tata Technologies Becomes the 1st ESO Company to Demonstrate Full Machine Development Capabilities in the Industrial Heavy Machinery Space

Successfully partnered with Hitachi Construction Machinery, Japan, and Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery to develop the new backhoe loader -Tata Hitachi Shinrai  Bengaluru, 13 December 2017 – Tata Technologies, a leading global provider of engineering solutions and manufacturing enterprise IT, today announced that it has successfully collaborated with Hitachi Construction Machinery Japan and Tata Hitachi Construction Read more

  • loan Clain

PLM+ERP+MES+CRM: The Four Cornerstones of Manufacturing

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications are often referred as a ‘single system of record’ for product data across the product creation lifecycle. As maturity increases, product and process information flows from PLM to downstream systems, namely Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). As the product matures throughout its lifecycle, the need for closed-loop integration increases. PLM-ERP-MES Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

PLM/ERP/MES: The ‘Holy Trinity’ of Manufacturing

The number one challenge of manufacturing is getting ‘the right product, at the right time, at the right price‘. Competitive advantage used to come from automation and more recently digitalization, but this has now become the norm with the advent of new technologies and modern apps. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe