• Composite Trends in the A&D Industry: Identifying Opportunities to Save Cost and Time reveals survey findings on design and manufacturing trends for composites in the Aerospace & Defense industry. The research examines two areas that can be a source for bottlenecks when working with composites: springback and manufacturing planning. The report details best practices to minimize or avoid distortions due to springback. It also looks at ways to streamline manufacturing planning while reducing errors and supporting changing.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF … [ read more ]

    Composite Trends in the A&D Industry (survey findings)
  • The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) reveals advice and best practices for implementing MBD.  The guide explains why 89% of companies are happy they made the transition and benefits they enjoy as a result. The hardest part of adopting MBD is overcoming the cultural resistance to change. The guide identifies what other companies have done to make the adoption of MBD a success, both internally and with suppliers.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting model-based definition (MBD)Please … [ read more ]

    The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) (eBook, survey findings)
  • How do leading manufacturers use cloud software to support product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on cloud software for product innovation and manufacturing.If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” buttons above. If you haven’t taken the survey  –> please: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!Complete the survey and receive a free copy of the final report. In addition, 25 *eligible respondents will … [ read more ]

    Cloud for PLM and Manufacturing (survey invite)
  • This infographic shares survey results about quality and cost management in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. It visually communicates the results of our research that shows how Top Performing CPG companies are able to achieve better quality and better cost of quality, without trading one for the other. The research shares the methods these leading companies employ, including automation, integration, and a more holistic approach to managing quality.To learn more, please:View the full Stop Choosing Between Cost and Quality in CPG infographic from our sponsor Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA (free or … [ read more ]

    Choosing Cost versus Quality in CPG (infographic)
  • Jim Brown contributed a guest post, Innovation Platforms - the Operating System for the Digital Enterprise, on the value of innovation platforms published in the Dassault Systèmes' Navigate the Future blog. The post shares the value an integrated platform of solutions provides to engineers, the enterprise, and toward achieving digital transformation. The post also covers some basis of the innovation platform from people, process, and technology perspectives.Read the post now (free of charge, no registration required).   … [ read more ]

    Innovation Platforms are the Operating Systems for the Digital Enterprise (guest post)

PLM411 PLM Deep Thoughts / Club W PLM Interview with KJ Carlson

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What is PLM software anyway? You probably know it’s “Product Lifecycle Management” but beyond that most definitions get weak. At best they’re circular. We ponder that question in a tongue-in-cheek way before transitioning into an insightful interview between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and “KJ” Carlson of Club W. KJ shares some unique perspectives and uses of PLM across departments as diverse as Compliance, Finance, and Legal and into the supply chain tool. His experience can help others find news ways to get value out of PLM beyond managing CAD data. As Jim says, “it’s not your grandfather’s PLM.”

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The video series is brought to you by Autodesk PLM360.

PLM411 brings you straight talk about how manufacturers can accelerate product innovation and product development with PLM.

For more visit PLM411.com or the Tech-Clarity YouTube Channel.

Acronym_SoupPrior Episode: Does ingesting a three letter acronym like ERP, CRM, or PLM improve business? Of course not. But implementing the right combination of enterprise software can improve manufacturing business performance. Enjoy our spoof on software acronyms and then listen to a more sincere discussion between Gavin Davidson of NetSuite and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown.

Product_Data_Integration_Humor___PLM_Customization_Interview_-_YouTubeNext Episode: We take a silly look at solving the problem of fragmented product data and processes with a mythical integration product called FlōSēl. Then we get down to business with Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski discussing the reasons people customize their PLM systems, the potential downfalls of doing it, and the changing customization / configuration scenario given recent software architecture changes like web services and the Cloud.

 

 

 

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