5 Frustrations of Working with Contract Manufacturers (guest post)

What challenges do manufacturers encounter when working with contract manufacturers? What should they do to reduce the frustration and streamline the relationship? Jim Brown introduces five questions you may find yourself asking if you’re working with a CMO, CDMO, or other supply chain partners and then offers recommendations based on our experience and research in

How Digital Chemical Labs Drive Innovation (infographic)

How do Top Performers in the chemical industry leverage digitalization in the chemical lab to overcome their innovation struggles? A Tech-Clarity survey shows that chemical companies face a myriad of innovation-related challenges including cost pressure, sustainability, more customer-driven products, and specialized / performance materials. This infographic provides a graphical snapshot of the research sharing that

Five Things Top Performers Do Differently to Deliver Profitable, Innovative Products (PPM survey results)

How can companies manage their portfolios and product development processes in order to more reliably hit their product innovation and commercialization challenges? How does digital transformation raise the bar on product portfolio management? Tech-Clarity was commissioned by Planview, Inc. to conduct their Sixth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study to find out. The research uncovered five

Engineering Live PLM Discussion

Join an interactive discussion between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and Autodesk’s Ron Locklin moderated by Advantage Business Media Editor in Chief Janine Mooney as they discuss the history, challenges, benefits, and future of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The event will be available on Product Design & Development, Manufacturing.net, and Manufacturing Business Technology. Watch the event live, October 31 at

PLM Beyond Managing CAD

Product Lifecycle Management Beyond Managing CAD, The Business Value of PLM shares survey results exploring the value of PLM beyond managing design files such as CAD. While the research finds that most Top Performers manage CAD in PLM, they also do a lot more. The research shows that Top Performers – the ones that report higher

Managing Design Data with SharePoint

Tech-Clarity Insight – Managing Design Data with SharePoint – Improving Product Design and Development using Low Overhead Collaboration Infrastructure explains how general document management and collaboration infrastructure can be extended to manage product designs. The report reviews the business benefits of controlling, accessing, and sharing design data and the challenges manufacturers face in  unmanaged environments.