• This infographic shares the importance of developing a cohesive digital thread when developing formulated products in the consumer packaged goods industry. The digital thread should be driven by customer requirements and incorporate the recipe / formulation, specifications, packaging design, compliance information, claims, cautions, ingredients, labeling, artwork, and more to provide a full view of the product and it's design history. An effective CPG Digital Thread relies on an integrated Product Innovation Platform to connect product data from early in the front end of innovation through development, … [ read more ]

    The CPG Digital Thread (infographic)
  • Join Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown on this webinar sharing  recent survey results from almost 200 Consumer Packaged Goods companies, delving into their quality issue and how top performing CPG companies achieve better quality without suffering from excess internal cost. Learn the process, organizational, and technology approaches that Top Performers leverage to overcome their challenges and drive cost-effective quality. This Business Review Webinars event is brought to you by Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA. Register for the June 20th webcast now (free of charge, registration required). All registrants will … [ read more ]

    Cost Effective Quality in CPG (webcast, survey results)
  • On Thursday June 8, 2017  please join Michelle Boucher as she conducts a live interview with Mark Turner, Technical Manager for Development IT at Alcon, a Novartis Division. They will focus on key topics for medical device companies, including the Case for Quality. During the discussion, Michelle will share research on medical device industry trends. She will also discuss the implications for the Case for Quality and offered advice to efficiently manage regulatory compliance. Throughout the discussion, she will have an interactive conversation with Mark Turner. Mark will reveal how Alcon addresses their … [ read more ]

    Live Interview – Medical Devices: Making the Right Choice — Your Case for Quality
  • This eBook shares survey results analyzing companies' ability to hit new product development (NPD) targets, then offers seven practical tips identified by the research as best practice processes, organization, and technology leveraged by the top performing product developers. The research provides recommendations to companies based on the approaches taken by the Top Performers, those that are able to outperform their competitors in revenue growth, margin expansion, and delivering innovative products to market. Please enjoy the summary below. For the full report, please visit our sponsor Autodesk (free … [ read more ]

    7 Ways to Outperform Your Competitors in NPD (eBook, survey results)
  • Medical Device companies have the opportunity to leverage digitalization and the digital enterprise to develop innovative products and bring them to market quickly. Watch this edition of Tech-Clarity TV to learn about the digitalization opportunity and stay tuned for the rest of the series detailing specific business improvement opportunities including: Digital design Digital design transfer Paperless manufacturing The video shares how medical device manufacturers are embracing digitalization and gaining significant benefits including faster time to market, increased quality, and improved … [ read more ]

    The Digitalization Opportunity for Medical Device Companies (video)

Design Data Management Survey

Share

Design Data Management Survey

This survey is now closed. We are in the process of notifying the recipients of the gift cards. Thank you for your support. Please feel free to read the resulting report, The Facts about Managing Product Data.

Please share your views on how manufacturers manage their engineering and design data.

  • If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options above.
  • If you haven’t taken the survey  –> please:

    CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

Please fill out this questionnaire to receive a free copy of the final report.

Amazon10In addition, 200 respondents will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. See rules and eligibility requirements below.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be kept confidential.

Rules

To be eligible for this offer, you must be a professional with job responsibilities related to or supporting the development, release, or manufacture of products. Vendors and consultants who sell software, solutions, or services to support product development are not eligible. Students without professional work experience are also not eligible. A valid work email is required to receive the gift card. To verify eligibility, your work email must include the domain of your place of employment. Email addresses will be kept confidential and will not be used for any direct sales or marketing purposes. Duplicate responses will be disqualified. Winners will be notified when the survey is closed.

SPEAK YOUR MIND

  1. Cloud based PDM/PLM has lots of good points but the overriding concern for anything like this has to be security and over and over again we have clearly seen that there is no guarantee of security when something is connected to any network that is externally accessible. Multi factor security is good but it still it still vulnerable.

    • Mark,
      Thanks for sharing your insight. I think it’s interesting to see who views this as a non-starter versus an acceptable risk. I think it has to do with what you compare it to. The average company’s internal IT infrastructure? The usual “workaround” methods of email, Dropbox, FTP, etc.? When you compare it to those, I think cloud solutions provide (at least) comparable protection. Nothing is 100% safe, so it becomes a cost-benefit analysis. Some companies do a good job of protecting their own data, but most often their networks are connected to the Internet as well. But many don’t have saavy resources to truly manage the threat. I guess the question is how much can you afford to “buy down” the risk of being compromised and what is that worth to the business? In many cases cloud is an upgrade and costs much less, which is why I think it’s compelling.

      As an aside, I have some preliminary survey results that show a marked increase in the use of cloud-based storage (Box.net, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to store design files. It looks like it’s happening. I wonder how many people have properly vetted / audited their cloud supplier for security, though. I have to believe there are some big differences in providers.

      Thanks for brining up an important topic!
      Jim

      • As a DOD vendor, the cloud is not currently an approved method of data security. If the gov’t could be convinced otherwise, I’d be all for it, for, as you say, it’s as secure as anything else connected to the net.

        My only concern, then, would be data availability. This has been shown to be an issue with Microsoft and Adobe cloud issues that recently cut off access for 3 or 4 days at a time. That would be totally unacceptable to my organization.

        • Dave,
          Thanks, good point about the DoD. As for data availability and reliability, I would suggest that this is an areas (like security) that modern IT organizations have to get good at evaluating and auditing. If there aren’t IT resources available (as for very small companies) then they need to find a partner they trust. Most provide statistics on uptime.

          Thanks

Speak Your Mind

*