Reducing Non-Value Added Work in Engineering

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Tech-Clarity Perspective: Reducing Non-Value Added Work in Engineering – Improving Efficiency with Real-Time Access to Design Information shares survey results from nearly 250 manufacturers identifying areas that hurt engineering efficiency and distract from developing better products.  The study examines the practices of the “Top Performers,” those that are more profitable, to determine best practices to streamline access to design […]

Mastering the Development of Smart Products

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Issue in Focus: Mastering the Development of Smart Products – Raising Process and Systems Maturity to Improve Quality and Time-to-Market discusses the impacts that developing “smart” products has on product design and development. The report shares best practices for developing these products and managing the complexity arising from the integration of mechanical, electrical, and software design elements […]

Having Fun with PLM411 (recapping first three videos)

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Watch some funny videos about PLM and then stay for some insights and education on how PLM can help manufacturers accelerate and improve product development. Our first three videos make fun of the scourge of Change Management Paralysis, introduce the “innovative” Recipe Manager 2020, and rip on Big Software. All of these carry an important message about the […]

PLM411 Big Software Spoof / PLM Success at Oyo Sportstoys

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PLM411 shares a funny view on the impacts of “Big Software” implementations. After the infomercial, Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity discusses the PLM implementation at Oyo Sportstoys with Oyo Sports COO Martin Hanssmann. Our goal with PLM411 is to bring you straight talk about how manufacturers use PLM to accelerate product innovation and product development. The video […]

Infor PLM Vision 2014+

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What does Infor have planned for PLM? Infor has a multi-pronged PLM strategy based on industry. They have strong PLM capabilities for the formulated industries and recently beefed up their offering for the discrete manufacturing world. Infor is one ERP vendor that recognizing the unique demands of PLM and takes delivering powerful solutions seriously. This post is a […]

PLM411 Recipe Manager Informercial / How Can PLM Help my Business?

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PLM411 takes a funny look at how manufacturers manage their Bills of Material in the Recipe Manager 2020 spoof, followed by some straight talk on how PLM helps manufacturers improve business performance. Tech-Clarity President Jim Brown and Ron Locklin of Autodesk discuss the ways PLM helps companies give insight into their products and save them money . PLM411 […]