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July 15, 2020Like

SAP – Siemens Digital Industries Partnership

Yesterday’s announcement of a partnership between two global software powerhouses to offer their customers integrated and enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management can be seen as a first step towards a truly integrated product development and manufacturing environment, but also as an acknowledgement
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March 17, 2020Like

We have PLM. Now what?

Many companies have implemented and are using PLM these days. Talking to and working with dozens of companies in various industries made me realize though that most of these companies are barely scratching the surface of the vendors’ vision of PLM and of what is available and possible today.  Many
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February 23, 2020Like

Do We Need More Than One BOM? – A Synopsis of the Different BOMs in a Product Lifecycle

As a product progresses through the different stages of its life – concept, design, prototype, manufacturing, support, etc, its composition may change and we look at the product in different ways, such as how it works, how it is designed, how it is configured, how it is manufactured, how it
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February 21, 2020Like

Rockwell Automation Acquires Kalypso

Yesterday’s announcement of the acquisition of Kalypso by Rockwell Automation marks the official end of Kalypso’s self-proclaimed position as an objective and unbiased consultancy. While Kalypso always had official partnerships with a few large PLM software companies, including Oracle and PTC, and hence never was truly objective and unbiased, the
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June 20, 20191

PLM – An Enterprise System Without Purpose?

PLM today, it seems to me, is often similar to home computers in the early years. A few people had one, but most of them didn’t really know what to do with it, at least not anything really useful. The Commodore 64 I got when I was a teenager for
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June 7, 2019Like


To understand the terms better, it is useful to go back in history a few years. Until about 1999 the term PLM did not exist. Before, everything that had to do with managing product data was referred to as product data management (PDM) or sometimes also engineering data management (EDM).
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