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

Tech-Clarity TV: Effectively Managing Engineering and Product Data

Hear Jim Brown share his views on … achieving business value by effectively managing engineering and product data.The report highlights findings from Tech-Clarity’s The Business Value of Product Data Management: Achieving Rapid and Extendible Benefits. This is the first (and possibly only) edition of Tech-Clarity TV, let us know what you think. Should there be

Podcast: Mobile PLM Applications – A Tech-Clarity Snapshot

Hear Jim Brown share his views on … mobile PLM applications in engineering, product management, and program management. The main topics covered include: The advantages of mobile PLM to Engineering How mobile PLM helps in product and program management Key considerations every CIO should know when taking PLM mobile Let us know what you think.

The Roles of ERP and PLM in Manufacturing – now with MES!

A quick peek into some research on … the role Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) play alongside ERP and PLM to help manufacturers improve their business and increase product profitability. I have researched, posted, and discussed the complementary and integrated roles of ERP and PLM numerous times. But the question would come up, “how does MES

Do You Design for Compliance, Sustainability and Cost? Survey says…

A quick peek into some research on … designing products for environmental compliance from our 2009 report. And maybe more importantly, here is the link to participate in the 2011 study on designing for compliance, cost, and sustainability. This year, I am expanding the research to recognize the trade-offs sometimes required between cost and compliance.