Does PLM Pay? – Calculating ROI for PLM (Part 1)

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

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

Customize, De-customize, Re-customize: the Enterprise Digitalization Dilemma

Going digital: to customize or not to customize? Digitalization strategies include the selection, design, build, test, deployment, continuous improvement and maintenance of enterprise IT solutions, such as Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other enterprise solutions like Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. While there are differences in Read more

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

MBSE-PLM Alignment to Support Industry 4.0 and IIOT

Systems Engineering enables product data traceability Organizations and people need simplification to manage complexity and derive ‘big or complex things’ into smaller and manageable systems – where a system is a set of interacting elements (or sub-systems) having an internal structure which links them into a unified whole. To that effect, optimizing or implementing a 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

ALM + PLM = IIoT

Need for data interpretation and traceability The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing. It incorporates machine learning and big data technology, harnessing ‘real-time’ sensor data, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years. By accessing a wide range of data repositories across the organization, IIoT can enable companies to Read more

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

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

Replace Where Used: PLM’s Achilles Heel?

Product development requires an eco-system of inter-dependent capabilities and complementary functions to bring teams together around a product creation and industrialization platform. The so-called platform contributes to converting new ideas into product designs, up to production readiness and serviceability, managing the engineering-enterprise relational data throughout their lifecycle. Most products have multiple variants and successive modifications Read more

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