Cool Customer Tricks – Presenting Business Value from PLM at Siemens Conference

One of my favorite parts of going to conferences is learning what cool projects, products, and other cool accomplishments manufacturers have leveraged PLM for. In addition to sharing some very positive news on the market (see PLM Keeping up Momentum: Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2011)  the recent Siemens PLM analyst event showcased a number of

Putting the Q in PLM (PTC does quality management)

I had the chance to talk with … PTC about the important role that PLM plays in ensuring product quality. PTC shared their views on quality and reliability and followed up by giving me some detailed insight into their Relex reliability management solution and how it fits into the PLM ecosystem. It turns out PTC

Quality Risk Management in Life Sciences

Tech-Clarity’s new report Quality Risk Management in Life Sciences: Preventing Failures, Protecting Patient Health reviews manufacturers’ experiences in using Quality Risk Management (QRM) to proactively reduce risk in the Life Sciences industries. Explains how QRM software can be used to efficiently manage risk by sharing quality knowledge across the enterprise and closing the loop on product

Open Source PLM Explained – Aras Style

I had the chance to talk with … Aras recently to get an update on their open source PLM offering. I find there is a lot of confusion about open source software, and talking to Aras offered a very simple view of what open source means to them (and their customers). In a nutshell, they say, open source PLM means “no more PLM license fees, ever.”

Fight or Embrace Best-of-Breed in the Manufacturing Systems Ecosystem?

What I learned this week came from some reflection on a workshop I conducted on enterprise systems for a small division of a large A&D contractor.Should we fight best-of-breed or embrace it?