PLM Related posts and Blogs

  • Highlights of CIMdata PLM Industry Forum – India 2016

    This years India Forum was on an interesting topic, which many of us never thought will impact PLM so much.. After attending the forum, definitely when I approach my customers I am going to talk more about the “Material” that matters.. Whole world is looking at material and its implication on lifecycle of a product.. […]

  • Impact of iPad Pro on PLM technologies

    During annual launch of Apple devices last week, one item which excited me most is the iPad Pro. iPad Pro brings in the “PENCIL” along with design capabilities to a touch screen. These kind of solutions existed, but were not supported by a platform. Other attractive feature of iPad pro is it’s processing capacity. With more […]

  • Successful conclusion of CIMdata PLM Certificate Program – Pune

    It was the first of CIMdata PLM certification programs arranged by BrainWave Consulting. Peter Belillo (President CIMdata) and Stan Przybylinski (Vice President of Research) conducted insightful sessions starting with evolution of PLM, linkages to Innovation & then till latest move towards platformization of PLM. After discussion core functions of PLM Peter introduced Circular Economy of Products. […]

  • Implementing “Effective PLM”

    I have been writing lot of stuff in my notebook, but didn’t get time to convert it digitally. Recently I am helping a Small size company with their business processes. My initial interaction started with need of Innovation Management. This organization wants to transform them into Innovative organization and move from being a Product driven […]

  • PLM Solutions are Narrow Focused!

    When we talk of PLM, first image that comes to mind is CAD. Major PLM vendors have most of their focus on discrete manufacturing mainly on Automotive & Aerospace .  If we go sector by sector and analyze what traditional PLM are trying to implement, we can find a huge gap in what is required and what […]

  • Is Part Number Really Relevant?

      There has been lot of discussion on part numbers, its structure & how it should be qualified.  I was going through discussion started by ED LOPATEGUI on GrabCAD “Intelligent Numbering: What’s the Great Part Number Debate?” ED has asked lot of questions on how to number parts or does PLM part numbering and classification […]

  • What is Colour of your EBOM?

    On of the biggest challenge and discussion point related to Bill-Of-Material management is how and where to colour the colour parts. Colour parts are parts which get the vehicle decided colour shades during manufacturing. If we look at colour as a Variant Option on the product, then in that case the colour should be mentioned on EBOM. […]

  • Maturity of PLM in India

    During discussions manufacturing organizations in India, there is a sense that the focus on PLM is very low in India compared to many other countries. Wanted to get into depth of it. I realized there are multiple issues with PLM adoption. 1. Cost of PLM software V/S Employee Cost : Pricing of most of PLM […]

  • What is your Return on PLM investment?

    I was going through multiple articles on PLM ROI & one by Oleg “Why hard to sell PLM ROI?”  did strike me. The conclusion of this blog is very important. ” If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it first. In my view, this is a main problem with PLM ROI. […]

  • Where is your Shipping BOM?

    Today most of the industrial manufacturers are not delivering final product from their factory to the customer. The whole product is shipped in parts to the end customer and assembled there. Many times when assembling, it is realized that some parts are not shipped. This leads to major delays to the project. So it is […]

  • Why Are You Upgrading PLM?

    During my discussion with my customer a very disturbing trend is emerging. Most of the customers today are going for a “Technical Upgrade” of their PLM system. Most of these PLM upgrades are pushed by the PLM ISVs. With PLM ISVs coming out with newer versions much faster than before, they are retiring otherwise recent […]

  • Collaborative Innovation & PLM

    Last week I was at Dassault Systemes 3D Experience customer forum in Mumbai, India. During the evening panel discussion the topic “Collaborative Innovation” attracted my attention.  The term even though not very new, but wanted to check how PLM will support the real collaboration and link it with Innovation. The Panel comprised of eminent industry […]