The Evolution of Digital Prototyping

Issue in Focus – The Evolution of Digital Prototyping – Extending “Right First Time” Value Beyond Design explains that manufacturers must go beyond getting form, fit, and function right to compete in today’s global markets. Digital prototyping offers tremendous business benefits by letting designers get innovative products right. But it also allows them to make intelligent tradeoffs to optimize products for

Best Practices for Factory Adaptability

Tech-Clarity Perspective: Best Practices for Factory Adaptability – Top Performers Implement Change Faster and More Confidently shares survey results from over 250 manufacturers examining how they implement change in their factories. The study reviews the practices of the “top performers,” those that implement change more effectively in their plants, to determine best practice processes and

A Deeper Look into Cloud PLM

A quick peek into some research on cloud applications for PLM. The report, Issue in Focus: Assessing the Cloud PLM Opportunity: Evaluating the Benefits, Requirements, and Considerations provides insight into the benefits a cloud-based solution can offer. Cloud applications are proven in other enterprise solution areas, most notably CRM, and this paper shares lessons learned

Consolidating CAD – Benefits of a Unified CAD Strategy

Tech-Clarity Insight: Consolidating CAD – Benefits of a Unified CAD Strategy examines the strategic and tactical value of standardizing on a single CAD package. The research papers provides a framework for determining the cost savings available from consolidating tools. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the

Do You Design for Compliance, Sustainability and Cost? Survey says…

A quick peek into some research on … designing products for environmental compliance from our 2009 report. And maybe more importantly, here is the link to participate in the 2011 study on designing for compliance, cost, and sustainability. This year, I am expanding the research to recognize the trade-offs sometimes required between cost and compliance.

The Five Dimensions of Product Complexity

Insight: The Five Dimensions of Product Complexity – Managing Complexity across the Product Lifecycle highlights the trend toward increased product complexity and how it has made developing profitable products more difficult. Details the five dimensions and discusses how PLM software helps manage the complexity on an enterprise scale, helping manufacturers achieve greater efficiency and better