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Improving Profitability for Configured Products

Improving Profitability for Configured Products: Leveraging Sales Configuration and Design Automation explores how companies can profitability tailor products to meet customer needs. The research investigates the experiences of several companies, revealing several key areas companies should focus on to improve … [ read more ]

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Are You Changing CAD Tools?

Are You Changing CAD Tools? What You Should Know shares survey results exploring the motivating factors behind changing CAD tools as well what companies can expect when making a change. The research examines the experiences of companies who have gone through a CAD change. It reveals key metrics such as … [ read more ]

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The CPG Digital Thread

The The CPG Digital Thread ebook shares how consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can streamline their product innovation and commercialization practices by innovating along the digital thread. It shares how companies can simultaneously enable R&D to innovate more efficiently while capturing the resulting … [ read more ]

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Solving the PLM Impasse for Midsize Manufacturers – Guest Post on Dassault Systemes

Jim Brown contributed a guest post to the Dassault Systèmes blog sharing some research on PLM for midsize manufacturing companies. The post explains how these smaller companies sometimes feel stuck between the need for a full featured PLM system to get their engineering and product development processes under … [ read more ]

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SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation's VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing … [ read more ]

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Slideshow Graphic Template.pptxTech4PD Debate on Social Tech in Product Development and Beam me Up Chad!

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The latest edition of Tech4PD shares Tech-Clarity’s view that social techniques are ready for prime time in product development. Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights contends that it will take time, in particular because social capabilities are more likely to be adopted in formal business processes. I fundamentally disagree and believe that the low-hanging fruit is in ad-hoc processes where product developers and engineers need to share information. The beauty is, you get to decide who won the debate. Watch Tech4PD and then vote here. You can also read some lively discussion between Chad and yours truly.

And speaking of winning debates, the loser of this round has to get a temporary Tech4PD tattoo. But Chad last our previous debate on who has to enable simulation drive design. So in this episode, you see the consequence of that debate – Chad presenting at a conference in a Star Trek uniform. Priceless. That makes brushing my teeth with wasabi after losing the first debate all worthwhile.

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