• 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
  • 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)
  • What type of experiences prepare engineering students the best for "real world" industry work? What should new graduates know when they start their first job?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on the engineering skills gap. We are exploring questions such as, what types of things do you look for in a new graduate? How can engineering colleges and universities improve their curriculum to better prepare students for today's modern products?  What concerns do you have about the future engineering workforce?Developing the future workforce is critical to the … [ read more ]

    What Skills Do You Wish Engineering Graduates Had? (Survey Invite)
  • This infographic shares the importance of developing a cohesive digital thread when developing formulated products in the consumer packaged goods industry. The digital thread should be driven by customer requirements and incorporate the recipe / formulation, specifications, packaging design, compliance information, claims, cautions, ingredients, labeling, artwork, and more to provide a full view of the product and it's design history. An effective CPG Digital Thread relies on an integrated Product Innovation Platform to connect product data from early in the front end of innovation through development, … [ read more ]

    The CPG Digital Thread (infographic)

How Top Performers Implement, Operate, and Maintain PLM Integration (survey findings)

How Top Performers Implement, Operate, and Maintain PLM Integration – Best Practices for Integrating Product Lifecycle Management shares survey results detailing how Top Performers implement their PLM systems. The research uncovers integration challenges and best practices across the PLM Integration Lifecycle, recognizing that implementing integration is only the first step in the process. Please enjoy

Five Ways to Beat Product Development Deadlines (webcast)

Jim Brown will present findings from his recent study on New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) to help companies learn from Top Performing product developers. The webcast will share the strategies, approaches, and enablers they use to drive high profits from their new product initiatives. Learn how the leaders will meet (or beat) their new

Why Do Top Performers Use PLM? (infographic)

Autodesk published an infographic sharing our research on why top performing companies – those with better revenue growth, higher margin growth, and greater cost reduction  – use Product Lifecycle Management solutions. It also shares some of our findings on the time and cost to implement PLM and Top Performers’ use of cloud solutions. We’ve included

Driving Engineer-to-Order Differentiation and Profitability (survey findings)

Driving Engineer-to-Order Differentiation and Profitability, Analyzing Trends and Best Practices in Product Configuration shares survey findings and interviews with leading manufacturers showing how Top Performers achieve higher revenue and profit margin growth through ETO best practice processes and technology. The research shares results of a survey of over 200 manufacturers and analyzes their use of

Webcast Driving a Competitive Edge Through Customization

Jim Brown joins Mark Rogers of Price HVAC and Rick Smith of Siemens PLM to discuss how to improve ETO processes and performance. Jim will share findings from a recent survey on what strategies, best practices, and enabling technologies top performing manufacturers use to gain higher profits from their customized products. Register now (free of charge, registration required)

On-Demand Webinar – Top Performers Do More than Manage CAD with PLM!

Jim Brown presented findings from his recent research on Enterprise PLM in this Engineering.com webcast, Top PLM Performers Manage More Than CAD. The recording is now available on-demand, including a very active Q&A session. Watch the replay now (no charge, registration required) Sponsored by Autodesk PLM 360