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“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

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

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

  • Arjun Kumar

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