Improving Engineering Decision-Making with PLM

Issue in Focus: Improving Engineering Decision-Making with PLM – Better Products through Information-Driven Decisions discusses the importance of enabling engineers and product developers to make informed decisions when developing products. The report discusses how PLM must provide efficient and rapid access to product information – in context – so engineers can make optimal, information-driven decisions

The Business Value of Simulation

The Business Value of Simulation – Saving Time and Money, and Getting Products Right the First Time reviews how manufacturers can leverage simulation processes and technology to save time, reduce cost, drive efficiency, improve quality, and increase innovation. Discusses the economic value available from early design analysis and validation. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary

Social Networking in Product Innovation, Product Development, and Engineering

Jim Brown presents on the use of social computing and social networking to improve product innovation. Jim  presented research at a Tekes sponsored meeting in Finland on how manufacturers use social media to transform their product development processes, including the use of open innovation and crowdsourcing. View the Video Replay

PLM Goes Mobile

Issue in Focus: PLM Goes Mobile – Reducing Barriers to Engineering Decision-Making and Innovation explains how mobile devices like the iPad have set the stage to extend the ways engineers and others in the product lifecycle  contribute, decide, act, and innovate with PLM. There are significant barriers to taking the value of PLM into the

Mythbust Social Computing in Innovation – Fad, Future, or Fail?

This is an invitation to speak your mind on the use of social computing in product innovation, product development, and engineering. I have the honor of helping one of my favorite innovation and PLM consulting firms, Kalypso, with some new research. Please take our survey on using social media for product innovation now. My Thoughts

Engineering’s Role in Surviving a Down Economy

Tech-Clarity Insight: Engineering’s Role in Surviving a Down Economy – Designing Profitability through an Economic Downturn discusses strategies that Engineering can adopt to help their companies navigate difficult financial times. Explains how Engineering can help their companies survive during the downturn, but also invest for the future to thrive during the eventual economic recovery. Please