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Jul 20, 14The weekend after PI Apparel 2014
Last week I attended the PI Apparel conference in London. It was the second time this event was organized and approximate 100 participants were there for two full days of presentations and arranged network meetings. Last year I was extremely excited about this event as the different audience, compare to classical PLM events, and was [… [more...
Jun 27, 14A quick PLM survey
Friends, this is the first evening that there is no soccer on television for two weeks. So I have time to write something. Currently, I am preparing my session for PI Apparel 2014 in London on 15/16 July. Last years PI Apparel was a discovery for me as the audience was so different compared to [… [more...
Jun 8, 14Where is the PLM Professional ?
Two weeks ago I attended the Nobletek PLM forum in Belgium, where a group of experts, managers and users discussed topics related to my favorite theme: Is PLM changing? Dick Terleth (ADSE) lead a discussion with title PLM and Configuration Management as a proper profession or "How can the little man grow?". The context [… [more...
May 19, 14PLM is doomed, unless ……
Human beings are a strange kind of creatures. We think we make a decision based on logic, and we think we act based on logic. In reality, however, we do not like to change, if it does not feel good, and we are lazy in changing our habits. Disclaimer: It is a generalization which is [… [more...
Apr 27, 14PLM and Blockers
The past month I had several discussions related to the complexity of PLM. Why is PLM conceived as complex ? Why is it hard to sell PLM internal into an organization ? Or to phrase it differently: "What makes PLM so difficult for normal human beings. As conceptually it is not so complex" So what [… [more...
Apr 7, 14PLM and/or SLM (continued)
In my previous post, I wrote about the different ways you could look at Service Lifecycle Management (SLM), which, I believe, should be part of the full PLM vision. The fact that this does not happen is probably because companies buy applications to solve issues instead of implementing a consistent company wide vision (When and Where to [… [more...
Mar 23, 14PLM and/or SLM?
Some weeks ago there was a vivid discussion around the need for SLM (service lifecycle management) besides PLM started in a PLM LinkedIn group. Of course, the discussion was already simmering in the background in other LinkedIn groups and fora (forums) triggered by PTC´s announcement to focus on SLM and their “observation” that they were probably the [… [more...
Mar 2, 14The weekend after Product Innovation 2014 Berlin
The product innovation conference in February has become one of my favorite events, mainly for networking. Perhaps PLM vendors try to give you the impression that we are in a fast moving world. In reality, most companies are moving in a much slower pace than these vendors dream of. In general for an outsider, last [… [more...
Feb 16, 14Did you notice PLM is changing?
I will be attending the annual Product Innovation conference again in Berlin next week. Looking forward to this event, as it is one of the places where you have the chance to network and listen to presentations from people that are PLM minded. A kind of relaxation, as strangely enough, most of the companies I [… [more...
Jan 27, 14PLM, Soccer and game changing
Everyone wants to be a game changer and in reality almost no one is a game changer. Game changing is a popular term and personally I believe that in old Europe and probably also in the old US, we should have the courage and understanding changing the game in our industries. Why ? Read the [… [more...
Dec 27, 132014 The year the construction industry will discover PLM ?
This year I had several discussions with persons working for construction companies. They shared their BIM dreams and tried to explain them the PLM benefits and basics as they are much alike. The challenge in these discussions was that each of us comes from a complete different background. The word PLM does not resonate well outside [… [more...
Dec 10, 13Customer focus and PLM future
PLM is required to become customer focused is one of the marketing statements, in the same way as PLM and Innovation are connected. Before moving into PLM topics, I want to share some personal experiences related to customer focus. These experiences happened to me almost within a one-day timeframe. Two weeks ago I landed late [… [more...
Oct 27, 13PLM selection–additional thoughts
The last month I haven’t been able to publish much of my experiences as I have been in the middle of several PLM selection processes for various industries. Now in a quiet moment looking back, I understand it is difficult for a company to choose a PLM solution for the future. I hope this post [… [more...
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