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Oct 19, 14
The weekend after PDT2014 Europe
Shaping the PLM platform of the Future In this post my observations from the PDT 2014 Europe conference which was hosted in the Microsoft Conference center in Paris and organized by Eurostep and CIMdata. It was the first time I attended this event. I was positively surprised about the audience and content. Where other PLM [… [more...]
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Oct 1, 14
Breaking down the silos with data
Business is changing and becoming digital as you might have noticed. If you havent noticed it, you might be disconnected from the world or work in a stable silo. A little bit simplified and provocative otherwise you would not read further. The change towards digital also has its effect on how PLM is evolving. Initially [… [more...]
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Sep 10, 14
The difference between files and data-oriented; a tutorial part 3
This is for the moment the last post about the difference between files and a data-oriented approach. This time I will focus on the need for open exchange standards and the relation to proprietary systems. In my first post, I explained that a data-centric approach can bring many business benefits and is pointing to background [… [more...]
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Aug 25, 14
The difference between files and data-oriented - a tutorial part 2
In my previous post, I talked about the unstoppable trend towards digital information and knowledge based on data becoming the new business paradigm. Building knowledge based on information extracted from data, instead of working with documents and people, who need to manipulate these documents. Moreover, the reasons to move towards a digital data-oriented approach are [… [more...]
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Aug 18, 14
The difference between files and data-oriented - a tutorial part 1
My holidays are over. After reading and cycling a lot, it is time to focus again on business and future. Those of you who have followed my blog the past year must have noticed that I have been talking on a regular base about business moving to a data-oriented approach instead of a document / [… [more...]
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Jul 20, 14
The 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...]
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Jun 27, 14
A 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...]
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Jun 8, 14
Where 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...]
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May 19, 14
PLM 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...]
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Apr 27, 14
PLM 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...]
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Apr 7, 14
PLM 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...]
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Mar 23, 14
PLM 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...]
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Mar 2, 14
The 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...]
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Feb 16, 14
Did 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...]
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Jan 27, 14
PLM, 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...]
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Dec 27, 13
2014 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...]
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