Issue in Focus Integrating Product Design and Development Environments – Battling Complexity, Improving Productivity, and Compressing Time discusses how a well-integrated CAD-PLM platform helps improve engineering and product development performance. This report describes the requirements and capabilities that manufacturers should look for in the latest generation of integrated systems for product design and development. Please
Tony Lockwood of Desktop Engineering shared his thoughts on Tech-Clarity’s Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation. I like his description of “working in a multi-CAD environment with multiple disconnected tools and multiple money pits bleeding you dry at every junction of your process.” Read the short article by Tony on Desktop Engineering.
Product Cost Management – A Knowledge Based Approach to Optimizing Product Cost explains how manufacturers can design products for optimal cost in order to improve profitability. The research shares interviews with three industrial manufacturers on the way they work with their supply chains to reduce cost using an analytical, fact-based methodology to drive out unnecessary
Tech-Clarity Insight: The Business Value of Knowledge-Enabled Decision-Making – Improving Product Development and Engineering Decisions shares the perspectives of three manufactures (Kimberly-Clark, Robert Bosch, and Rolls-Royce) on the value of applying knowledge-based decision-making techniques including semantic search and engineering tools. The paper also provides a template to calculate the ROI of a knowledge-based decision-making implementation
A quick peek into some research on designing and developing industrial equipment. The report, Tech-Clarity Perspective: Best Practices for Developing Industrial Equipment analyzes the performance of well over 300 manufacturers in order to determine what the top performers do differently than the rest. The results are pretty exciting! Note: You can also see a related
Let’s talk about what makes a successful PLM implementation. I joined PTC Global Services in a research project to help identify what the companies that get most business benefit from PLM do differently in their implementations. I shared an overview of the research approach and findings earlier in this Tech-Clarity TV video episode Best Practices