• Jim Brown contributed a guest post to the Siemens PLM Community blog discussing the opportunity for food and beverage companies to leverage digitalization and the digital enterprise to combat market disruption from new, innovate companies that are challenging current industry leaders. The post offers several ways that consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can get started on their digital journey, achieve tangible business value, and combat challengers like Blue Apron and Amazon Fresh that are disrupting the status quo.The full post, Surviving the New Competitive Landscape in Food and Beverage, can be … [ read more ]

    Digitalization in Food and Beverage (guest post)
  • Dassault Systèmes continues to make significant progress on the 3DExperience vision they laid out 5 years ago. This strategy has seen them transform from a software vendor offering distinct solutions for a variety of functional areas to a company that leads with a strong business transformation message backed up by a platform of solutions. I dropped "PLM" from the title of last year's strategy review. I feel even better about that decision a year later. They now have a broad software suite brought to market as solutions tailored to support key initiatives in the vertical industries they serve. As times goes … [ read more ]

    Dassault Systèmes Strategy 2017+
  • The Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies ebook explains how smaller companies in the high technology industry find themselves stuck between full-featured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems that feel out of reach and less capable solutions including cloud-based file sharing or very basic data management applications. They know they can’t afford the errors and inefficiency inherent to informal data and process management, but can’t afford a large time, resource, and financial investment to fix their problems. Unfortunately simple solutions like web file sharing, while very attractive, fall … [ read more ]

    Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies (ebook)
  • The How-to Guide to Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD  shares best practices for moving from 2D to 3D. The guide shares the reasons you should consider going from 2D to 3D, common challenges to avoid, and benefits enjoyed by other companies who gone to 3D. The guide then shares advice to make your switch from 2D to 3D CAD a success. The recommendations were developed by analyzing the responses of Top Performing companies and comparing them to Average Performing companies.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting … [ read more ]

    Best Practices for Going from 2D to 3D CAD
  • The Reducing Cost of Quality in CPG report shares perspectives from a survey of over 175 CPG companies to determine how Top Performers manage consumer packaged goods quality. The research finds that these leading companies are able to achieve better quality results with lower internal costs. The report analyzes their processes, organizational structures, and enabling technology to determine how they can get better quality results without placing a financial burden on the business.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free of charge, no registration … [ read more ]

    Reducing Cost of Quality for Consumer Packaged Goods (survey report)

Medical_Device_NovartisLive Interview – Medical Devices: Making the Right Choice — Your Case for Quality

On Thursday June 8, 2017  please join Michelle Boucher as she conducts a live interview with Mark Turner, Technical Manager for Development IT at Alcon, a Novartis Division. They will focus on key topics for medical device companies, including the Case for Quality. During the discussion, Michelle will share research on medical device industry trends. She will also discuss the implications for the

Live Interview: Medical Devices – Achieve the Case for Quality

On Tuesday May 9, 2017  Michelle Boucher conducted a live interview with Lisbeth Sivertsen, expert at Novo Nordisk for product quality strategy. They focused on key topics for medical device companies, including the Case for Quality. During the discussion, Michelle shared research on medical device industry trends. She also discussed the implications for the Case for Quality and offered advice to efficiently manage

Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable – Guest Post on PTC Blog

In this PTC guest post, Michelle Boucher shares Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable. As companies plan for 2017, medical device companies should consider these four suggestions to help them improve margins. The post touches on topics such as the cost of compliance, the Case for Quality, and considerations for the impact of IoT.

Tips for Designing IoT Products: Use Model-Driven IoT Code – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Michelle Boucher shares tips for designing IoT products and systems by using model-driven IoT code in this PTC guest post. As a result of reading this post, you will have a better understanding of how this can be a helpful step for those looking to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their products. Many products

Webinar: Medical Devices: Making The Right Choice – Your Case For Quality

Michelle Boucher will participate on a  webinar for medical device companies on Thursday March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT. In addition, IEEE Spectrum’s Dexter Johnson  will moderate this webinar. During the webinar, Michelle will share medical device industry trends. She will also offer advice to efficiently manage regulatory compliance and discuss the implications for the Case for Quality. She will

Possibilities with IoTNew Possibilities with IoT – Contribution to PTC eBook

To help manufacturers prepare for the future of product design, PTC has released a new eBook, 10 Expert Insights : The Future of Product Design in the Age of Smart & Connected Devices. Michelle Boucher’s contribution, New Possibilities with IoT, shares her thoughts on the future of product design. In this section, she explains how the Internet of Things will empower product