Avoid Non-value Added WorkHow-To Guide: Avoid Non-Value Added Work for Engineers (ebook)

How can a company better utilize engineers’ time? Today’s market is hyper competitive; it is hard to stand out. To be successful, companies must empower their engineering teams to focus on product innovation, quality, performance and cost. Balancing those key criteria is challenging enough, but made even more challenging as engineers report they waste a

Avoid Wasting Design Time (infographic)

How can engineers avoid wasting precious design time on non-value-added data management tasks? Take a look at our new infographic Avoiding Time Wasters in CAD Design to see a graphical representation of our research. The “CAD Design Challenge” turns design into a board game that highlights key time wasters in design and the best practices

Cover CAD Data Management SMBCAD Data Management (survey results)

How can smaller companies and design teams manage CAD data without taking away from their time to innovate and respond to customers? Smaller companies and design teams compete based on innovation and agility but face many of the same challenges in managing 3D CAD files that their larger competitors do. CAD Data Management for Small

Extended PDM StatExtending PDM Beyond Design Data Management (survey results)

How do top performing companies better leverage Product Data Management to hit their product development targets? We surveyed over 165 manufacturers and gained some telling insights. Our research finds that the current state of design data management continues to yield too many problems, too much wasted time, and missed product development targets. Top Performing companies, on

Personalized ProductsGrowing Profits with Personalized Products (survey results)

How can manufacturers grow profits by designing, selling and producing personalized products? Manufacturers have significantly increased the level of personalization in their products over the past five years, and customization will accelerate over the next five. Why? Companies across the manufacturing industries recognize that tailoring products drives increased differentiation, higher sales, and better margins. How

The Five Basics of Effective BOM Processes (eBook)

BOM Processes Rely on Inadequate Solutions Ineffective BOM Processes Cause Disruption BOM management is critical to connecting design, purchasing, and production across a manufacturing business. Ineffective BOM processes, though, lead to low productivity and costly errors. With that in mind, why do so many manufacturers rely on substandard BOM management approaches like spreadsheets and email?