Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown Sharing IoT Thoughts at PTC Event

PTC caught some of my views on the Internet of Things on camera at a recent event. The videos include some of my thoughts along with those of PTC’s Jill Newberg and fellow analysts Joe Barkai and Gartner’s Tuong Nguyen. The first one is on the IoT closing the loop in PLM, where I discuss

Product Cost Management – A Knowledge Based Approach to Optimizing Product Cost

Product Cost Management – A Knowledge Based Approach to Optimizing Product Cost explains how manufacturers can design products for optimal cost in order to improve profitability. The research shares interviews with three industrial manufacturers on the way they work with their supply chains to reduce cost using an analytical, fact-based methodology to drive out unnecessary

Dynamics of Electronic Components

Living with the Dynamics of Electronic Components: The Importance of Component Event Management in a PLM Strategy discusses the inherent challenge of managing product lifecycles for products that contain electronic components, given that the components often have shorter lifecycles than the parent products. Introduces the concept of Component Event Management (CEM) to combat component obsolescence.

Regulatory Compliance Across the Product Lifecycle

Regulatory Compliance Across the Product Lifecycle: Reduced Risk and Lowered Costs Through Proactive EH&S examines the importance that regulatory compliance and product related EH&S play in protecting the value available from PLM across the product lifecycle. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF (free of

Managing the Five Dimensions of Product Complexity with PLM

A quick peek into some research on … managing complexity across the product lifecycle from the Tech-Clarity research report The Five Dimensions of Product Complexity. The report highlights the trend toward increased product complexity over the past ten years, and how it has made developing profitable products more difficult. The report details the five dimensions,

Expanding PLM’s Purview – Quality and Risk Management

I had the chance to talk with … both Dyadem and MasterControl earlier this year about their Quality Lifecycle Management (QLM) solutions. The conversations are examples of how PLM is expanding to cover additional product-related processes. Quality is among a number of product lifecycle processes – including compliance, service, product costing, direct sourcing and potentially others- that are logical extensions to PLM. QLM, however, is still a standalone solution for the most part. So what is QLM, and how does it fit into the product lifecycle and into product lifecycle management (PLM)?