What I learned this week was a retrospective look at an article analyzing how industry-specific PLM application are. The review was in response to a comment on my post In Search of a Common PLM Definition.
What I learned this week … came from a conversation with Jeremy Johnson from IHS. Jeremy opened my eyes to a new way to make manufacturing more sustainable and ecologically friendly. I have written in the past about how companies are making their products compliant in Product Compliance – Hidden Tax on Innovation and Making Product Compliance Sustainable. But here’s the catch that makes this the most interesting to me. While product compliance helps to protect top-line revenue and market access across the globe, it is an activity that costs manufacturers money.
I had the chance to talk with Tim Frost of Burner Systems International (BSI) about their adoption of Product Data Management (PDM) to improve engineering and new product development performance.
A quick peek into some research on the use of social computing and “Web 2.0” techniques to enhance product collaboration.
Insight from Tech-Clarity’s research Servicing Medical Devices: World Class Service Management for Medical Equipment. This report is intended to help medical device companies leverage lessons learned from other service-oriented industries, but points out distinct differences in the healthcare industry.
A quick peek into some research on the adoption of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. Things are moving in a positive direction in regards to PLM and social computing.