Tech-Clarity Insight – Managing Design Data with SharePoint – Improving Product Design and Development using Low Overhead Collaboration Infrastructure explains how general document management and collaboration infrastructure can be extended to manage product designs. The report reviews the business benefits of controlling, accessing, and sharing design data and the challenges manufacturers face in unmanaged environments.
Tech-Clarity Perspective: Best Practices for Managing Design Data – How Effective Data Management Fundamentals Enable World-Class Product Development shares survey results on the processes and technology that top-performing manufacturers use to manage their technical product data. The survey benchmarks manufacturers on their design performance and determines which respondents outperform the others in: Designing high quality
What I learned this week … came from a post on PLM Think Tank (aka PLM Twine) titled 5 reasons why Wiki fails for PLM collaboration which I think points to an interesting set of questions:
Is social computing software enough on it’s own to support product innovation, product development, and engineering?
– Will social computing software evolve to handle more full PLM-related requirements as it matures?
– Will PLM leverage social computing platforms to extend their capabilities?
– Will PLM embed social computing capabilities of their own?
Here is my take on an interesting conversation, and some of my thoughts on the direction that social computing in PLM might take.