Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

How do leading companies improve the quality of their plastic parts? What steps do moldmakers take to reduce the length of mold trials? If your company designs or produces plastic parts or molds, please share your experience. We are conducting new research on the design of plastic parts and molds and common challenges manufacturers face. We are

Empowering Engineers with Better Design Decisions (Survey Invite)

How do leading companies empower their engineers to become even better design engineers? Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on engineering and design, examining the impact of late changes vs. early changes. What do engineers do when they are not 100% confident in a design decision? Can simulation help?   If you already

PLM411 SāmPāg Collaboration Software Parody / ECO and PLM Interview

Tech-Clarity takes a jab at collaboration software with this funny infomercial on the fictitious SāmPāg solution. It highlights a real issue about how poorly companies collaborate about their products and product information. The ad is followed by a great discussion with Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights on Engineering Change Management and how PLM software can help.

Tech-Clarity Change Survey Covered in Machine Design

Elisabeth Eitel of Machine Design covered Tech-Clarity’s Best Practices for Factory Adaptability report.              Hear her views on the results in Machine Design article Survey results: Manufacturers tell how they implement change.      

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

One-to-One: SmarTeam Customers Talk About PLM for SMB

I had the chance to talk with … several ENOVIA SmarTeam customers during my recent research. I talked with them for my paper on how mid-sized manufacturers have leveraged product innovation and PLM to get through challenging economic times and come out better during the recovery. See my Research Rap: Small to Midsize Manufacturer in an Economic Downturn? Innovate! for an overview of