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Finding PLM to Fit Midsized CPG Companies (eBook)

Finding PLM to Fit Midsized CPG Companies explains how smaller Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies find themselves stuck between full-featured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems that feel out of reach and less capable solutions including cloud-based file sharing or very basic data management … [ read more ]

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Addressing the Bottlenecks of FEA Simulation (Survey Findings)

Tech-Clarity's Addressing the Bottlenecks of FEA Simulation: Enabling Innovation by Getting Even More Value from CAE shares survey results on the simulation process. The analysis identified the top simulation bottlenecks that slow down the process. With a better understanding of these bottlenecks, manufacturers … [ read more ]

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Dassault Systèmes Vision 2016+

Dassault Systèmes is successfully transforming their business beyond PLM to become a platform provider. To be more precise, they are becoming a "business innovation platform company." Our recent discussions show that they're making significant progress on the 3DEXPERIENCE vision they laid out in 2012, and … [ read more ]

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CAD Survey Invitation: Looking at the Future of CAD

How can future CAD tools become even better? Please share your thoughts in this short CAD survey. What challenges should future CAD tools solve? What are the problems with current tools? How should CAD tools evolve?  How should CAD tools change to meet tomorrow's business needs? Could modern … [ read more ]

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Top Five Considerations to Build or Buy IoT Infrastructure (on demand webcast)

Jim Brown shared his recent research on building versus buying IoT infrastructure in the Top Five Things that Ensure a Successful IoT Implementation: Exploring the Nature of IoT Projects and Build vs. Buy Decisions Industry Week webcast webinar (sponsored by Autodesk). The webcast also featured Autodesk's Head … [ read more ]

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Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Jim-Brown-Tech-ClarityJim Brown is the founder and President of independent research firm Tech-Clarity. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers, with over 25 years of experience in application software, management consulting, and research. He has extensive knowledge about how manufacturers use Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and other enterprise applications to improve business performance.

Jim began his career in manufacturing engineering and software systems at General Electric before joining Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He subsequently served as a strategy, marketing, and product development executive for software companies specializing in ERP, PLM, Supply Chain, and related manufacturing solutions.

Jim founded Tech-Clarity, Inc. in 2002 and actively serves in a research role. In 2005, Aberdeen Group acquired Tech-Clarity and Jim established and grew their Product Innovation & Engineering Practice, subsequently serving as VP and Group Director for Aberdeen’s PLM and Manufacturing Industry Research Practices. In 2008, Jim returned to Tech-Clarity to continue his mission to make the business value of technology clear.

Mr. Brown is an experienced author and speaker and enjoys the opportunity to participate in conferences and anywhere he can engage with people with a passion to improve business performance through software technology.

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