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Computer-aided and “model-driven” product development practices have steadily evolved since the 1960s, enabled by the growth and availability of modern computing technology. Companies use software to create digitalized 2D/3D geometry and assess that geometry using physics-based performance calculations. The industry has rapidly progressed from tools built for and used exclusively…
The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a heavily design and fabrication centric industry, with many parallels to the manufacturing industry. If anything, the formerly distinct lines between AEC and manufacturing are becoming ever more blurred by the adoption of techniques such as modular prefabrication. However, in one regard…
A recent article in The Economist leads me to reflect on the manufacturing revolution that has occurred, not in my lifetime, but only in the last 25 years. Economies, industries, and companies have been transformed by digital technology. When I went to work in 1980 for GM in the Detroit…
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

IoT: Expanding the PLM Opportunity

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With the talk of IoT booming across almost every industry and the number of connected products exploding towards mindboggling numbers, IoT has become a major economic force. A force that is predicted to grow at an increasing rate during the next decade. While IoT mainly provides the possibility to connect…
  Will Microsoft Simplify Collaborative Innovation Management? By leveraging LinkedIn in their Enterprise solutions When Microsoft announced last June its intention to acquire LinkedIn, there was speculation in the media about the reasons[1][2]. Many thought the value of this acquisition relied in the size of the “social network” – 400+ million…
Recently P&G’s Chief Financial Officer, Jon Moeller, was in the news indicating that P&G is again slashing billions of dollars in expenditures. The use of collaborative robots in manufacturing was mentioned as one example of how advanced technology is helping P&G reduce costs. P&G is not alone. Klaus Schwab, Founder…
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