CPG Survey: Product Design Efficiency

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Tech-Clarity is conducting a research study on how top performing consumer goods companies manage their product design process. Past research from Tech-Clarity found that top performers spend 25% less time on nonproductive data management tasks. That gives engineers more time to innovate or allows managers to significantly reduce design cycle times. We are conducting a research study […]

PLM411 SāmPāg Collaboration Software Parody / ECO and PLM Interview

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Tech-Clarity takes a jab at collaboration software with this funny infomercial on the fictitious SāmPāg solution. It highlights a real issue about how poorly companies collaborate about their products and product information. The ad is followed by a great discussion with Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights on Engineering Change Management and how PLM software can help. […]

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 […]