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Sep 27, 15
The importance of a PLM data model: EBOM - MBOM
In my series describing the best practices related to a (PLM) data model, I described the general principles, the need for products and parts, the relation between CAD documents and the EBOM, the topic of classification and now the sensitive relation between EBOM and MBOM. First some statements to set the scene: The EBOM represents [ [more...]
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Sep 13, 15
How do you measure collaboration?
This is a post I published on LinkedIn on July 28th related to a discussion around Excel and PLM usage and usability. Reposted for my blog subscribers. This post is written in the context of two posts that recently caught my attention. One post from Lionel Grealou comparing PLM and Excel collaboration and reaction [ [more...]
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Aug 31, 15
In my previous post describing the various facets of the EBOM, I mentioned several times classification as an important topic related to the PLM data model. Classification is crucial to support people to reuse information and, in addition, there are business processes that are only relevant for a particular class of information, so it is [ [more...]
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Aug 24, 15
The importance of a (PLM) data model
Someone notified me that not everyone subscribed to my blog necessary will read my posts on LinkedIn. Therefore I will repost the upcoming weeks some of my more business oriented posts from LinkedIn here too. This post was from July 3rd and an introduction to all the methodology post I am currently publishing. The importance [ [more...]
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Aug 12, 15
Some more EBOM methodology
In my earlier posts, I described generic PLM data model and practices related to Products, BOMs en recently EBOM and (CAD) Documents. This time I want to elaborate a little bit more on the various EBOM characteristics. The EBOM is the place where engineering teams collaborate and define the product. A released EBOM [ [more...]
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Jul 21, 15
EBOM and (CAD) Documents
In my series of blog posts related to the (PLM) data model, I talked about Product, BOMs and Parts. This time I want to focus on the EBOM and (CAD) Documents relation. This topic became relevant with the introduction of 3D CAD. Before companies were using 3D CAD systems, there was no discussion about EBOM [ [more...]
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Jul 8, 15
Products, BOMs, and Parts
As described in my latest LinkedIn post if you want to install PLM successful there are two important points to address from the implementation point of view: An explicit data model not based on system or tools capabilities, but on the type of business the company is performing. There is a difference in an engineering [ [more...]
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Jun 11, 15
7 Years of PLM blogging
Two weeks ago I got this message from WordPress, reminding me that I started blogging about PLM on May 22nd in 2008. During some of my spare time during weekends, I began to read my old posts again and started to fix links that have been disappearing. Initially when I started blogging, I wanted to [ [more...]
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May 17, 15
PLM and Global Warming
I was sitting outside in the garden during Ascension Day, which is (still) a national holiday in the Netherlands (Thanks God). It was again nice and warm, and it made me think about the parallels between Global warming and PLM. Climate change has always been there if we look at the history of our planet. [ [more...]
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Apr 14, 15
A PLM identity crisis ?
Did I choose the wrong job? Busy times still and the past 15 years I have focused on PLM and every year I had the feeling there was progress in the understanding and acceptance for PLM. Although the definition of PLM is a moving target, there are probably thousands of PLM experts around the world. [ [more...]
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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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