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

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 Read more

  • Jeffrey Bourque
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing

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

  • Jeffrey Bourque
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing

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

  • Jeffrey Bourque
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing

Machining Benchmark – an assessment of the maturity of your CAM processes

Does your organization rely on creating and using CAM (Computer Aided Machining) programs? Do you have difficulty keeping track of all your CAM data? Do you struggle with quality issues in your machining operation? If the answer is yes, you could benefit from a Machining Benchmark. The Machining Benchmark assessment captures the opinions of senior Read more

  • Jeffrey Bourque
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing

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

  • Jeffrey Bourque
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing

“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

  • Karen Bieniek

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

  • Karen Bieniek

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

  • Karen Bieniek