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Mar 17, 15
From a linear world to fast and circular ?
Three weeks ago there was the Product Innovation conference in Dsseldorf. In my earlier post (here) I described what I experienced during this event. Now, after all the information is somehow digested, here a more high-level post, describing the visible change in business and how it relates to PLM. Trying to describe this change in [ [more...]
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Mar 1, 15
The weekend after Product Innovation 2015 in Dusseldorf
This is the fifth year that marketkey organized their vendor-independent conference in Europe around Product Innovation, where PLM is the major cornerstone. Around 100 companies attended this conference coming from various industries. As there were most of the time two till four parallel tracks (program here), it will still take time for me to digest [ [more...]
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Feb 8, 15
Platform, Backbone, Service Bus or BI for PLM?
This time I would like to receive some feedback from my readers as I believe the topic I am discussing here might be similar to a PLM / ERP discussion a discussion between religions. I have preached the past two years a more data-centric approach for PLM, instead of file management and related tot [ [more...]
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Jan 25, 15
Random PLM (future) thoughts
Currently, I am preparing my sessions for the upcoming Product Innovation conference in Dsseldorf. See: My first session will be about PLM upgrades and how to deal with them for the future. It is a challenging topic as some PLM vendors claim using their product, there will be no upgrade problems and cloud-based solutions [ [more...]
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Dec 29, 14
The PLM paradox for 2015
A PLM-twisted mind never rests. Not even during these Xmas seasonal holidays, when everything else comes to rest. The dark Christmas days, here in the Netherlands, are the days to share with your family and with others who need your support. For a short time, we focus on being kind, charity and what matters for [ [more...]
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Dec 14, 14
2014 - The year the construction industry did not discover PLM
A year ago I wrote a blog post questioning if the construction industry would learn from PLM practices in relation to BIM. In that post, I described several lessons learned from other industries. Topics like: Working on a single, shared repository of on-line data (the Digital Mock Up). Continuity of data based on a common [ [more...]
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Nov 16, 14
PLM Selection: Proof Of Concept observations
In the past two years, I have been heavily involved in PLM Proof of Concepts sitting at both sides of the table. Supporting companies in their PLM selection, supporting a vendor explaining their value to the customer and supporting implementers assisting them with industry knowledge, all in the context of a PLM selection process. The [ [more...]
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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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