Dassault Systèmes PLM Vision 2014+

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Dassault Systèmes is one of the top 3 PLM players and has been for quite some time. DS has one of the broadest PLM footprints around spanning conceptual design, industrial design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing engineering, product communications, and more. DS is taking a unique approach to expanding their business and has arguably moved beyond the core […]

Tech4PD Debate CAD for Design or Documentation

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On this episode Chad and I debate whether 3D CAD is for documenting designs after the fact (very valuable for the enterprise, we both agree) or whether engineers can use the tools as they design. My stance – 3D is for designing. His stance – 2D is the right tool for design, and then it […]

Tech4PD Debate on Social Tech in Product Development and Beam me Up Chad!

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The latest edition of Tech4PD shares Tech-Clarity’s view that social techniques are ready for prime time in product development. Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights contends that it will take time, in particular because social capabilities are more likely to be adopted in formal business processes. I fundamentally disagree and believe that the low-hanging fruit is […]

Tech-Clarity TV Social Supply Chain Collaboration

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Social Business Collaboration can help companies develop better products. It can also help them more effectively include their supply chain in product development to improve innovation. Product development is a team sport and benefits from collaboration across the supply chain. Formal collaboration approaches such as PDM or PLM are effective, but are sometimes worked around because […]

Is Social Computing in Product Development Still Growing?

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How are social computing technologies like blogs, wikis, portals, social media sites, idea management sites, communities, and others helping companies develop better products? How has it changed over the last several years our industry has learned more? We would like to hear from you, so please take 5-10 minutes to fill out a quick survey. […]

Tech-Clarity TV Social Business Collaboration and the Social Collaboration Conundrum

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Social Product Collaboration is the intelligent use of social computing and social media techniques to improve performance in a business setting. It leverages the free-flowing information found in social media and couples it with the control necessary to protect information in an environment where there is sensitive data, such as new product development in a […]