• Jim Brown joins Autodesk's Michael Vesperman during this Engineering Live panel discussion moderated by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief at Advantage Business Media. Jim and Michael share insights from recent survey results and customer experience in an interactive discussion on NPDI.  They share NPD best practices and technology including 7 things that Top Performers in NPDI do differently than the rest. Register for the May 17 event now! … [ read more ]

    Beating the Competition with New Product Development and Introduction (webcast)
  • On Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 EDT, Michelle Boucher will share tips to improve the efficiency of simulation preprocessing.  During this webinar,  Shawn Wasserman, simulation editor at ENGINEERING.com, will join Michelle. This webinar will reveal: The top improvement areas you should focus on to get even more value from simulation Common challenges during the preprocessing phase Best practices to overcome those preprocessing challenges Case studies demonstrating the benefits of efficient preprocessing   Register for this live event.   … [ read more ]

    Webinar: Solving the Bottlenecks of Simulation Preprocessing
  • The Design Data Management Maturity Improves Profitability, Analyzing Best Practices for Managing Designs report shares fresh survey data and interviews. It updates our design data management research to cover new trends like using cloud file sharing applications to manage data. It also drills down on the topics of complexity and non-value added time spent managing design data, and shares metrics on the business improvements available from design data management best practices and technologies. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report or title to download the full PDF (free of charge, no … [ read more ]

    Design Data Management Maturity Improves Profitability (survey report)
  • How should you improve access to service and parts information? Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned  in this new survey on managing product service and parts information. The survey explores ways to streamline parts information for service technicians and the associated benefits. We will explore questions such as: What are the biggest challenges you should focus on to improve the efficiency of service visits? What type of information would service technicians find most useful ? How can you improve the accuracy of service manuals? We would like to learn what you find hard and … [ read more ]

    Managing Product Service and Parts Information (Survey Invitation)
  • Tech-Clarity's Medical Devices Manufacturers Software Selection Guide helps manufacturers identify the right buying criteria for software solutions to support developing, producing, and servicing medical devices. This buyer's guide also takes into account unique needs for medical device companies including regulatory compliance and support for the FDA's Case for Quality. Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guides go beyond software functionality to provide a framework of requirements that impact implementation success and long-term ROI, including: Software capabilities Implementation User adoption … [ read more ]

    Medical Devices Manufacturers Software Selection Guide

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)?