Webcast on Leveraging Knowledge in Engineer to Order

Jim Brown will present his view on engineer to order (ETO) business value and best practices on the Mobilize Your Product Knowledge to Win More Engineer to Order Business webcast with Brian Grogan of Siemens PLM and Kip Alexander of Babcock & Wilcox. The presentation will discuss the business benefits and resulting complexity of customized

Rules-driven Product Management

Rules-driven Product Management: Achieving Greater Value from Customer-Specified Products highlights the manufacturing strategy of customizing products to exact customer specifications to combat commoditization, globalization, margin shrink and increased competition, and how Rules-driven Product Management can help. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF (free

Going Social with Product Development

Going Social with Product Development: Improving Product Development Performance with Social Computing explores how manufacturers are taking advantage of social computing and “Web 2.0” technologies to raise the bar on product development performance. Provides examples of how the concepts behind social networking are being applied in to help new product development (NPD) teams boost performance

People Tagging in Product Development

What I learned this week … was sparked by some recent social networking announcements on people tagging. The most recent was that Facebook plans to offer tagging very similar to what Twitter offers. This follows other announcements around geo-tagging, but I am really most interested in how tagging people can help in product development (and overall in product innovation).

Product Collaboration 2.0

Issue in Focus: Product Collaboration 2.0 – Using Social Computing Techniques to Create Corporate Social Networks explores the use of social computing and “Web 2.0” techniques to improve product collaboration.¬†Explains how social computing in PLM allows manufacturers to discover new intellectual property and capture existing know-how for the future, increasing corporate product knowledge. Please enjoy