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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

3D Printing and PLM

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While additive manufacturing has been around since the 1980s, the rapid evolution of 3D printing and associated materials has industrial companies and even individual consumers excited about the future of making things. The original work on stereolithography (STL) was done in Japan in the 1970s, however, the term STL was…
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Reinventing Product Development

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FirstBuild, GE’s incubator for the next generation of appliances, recently celebrated its first birthday with a new product introduction, the Opal Nugget Ice Maker. This was one of the several products introduced by FirstBuild in their first year of business. The Opal Nugget Ice Maker campaign on Indiegogo has already…
You may be aware that CIMdata has been hosting a series of educational webinars. We have seen record attendance and many of the past webinars are available for replay from the CIMdata on-Demand page of our website. I recently hosted a webinar on IoT which generated lots of questions that…
I experienced a strategic “innovation” transformation when I worked in Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) diaper business between 1996 and 2007. In my first assignment the name of the business was “Diaper Category,” later it became “Baby Care.” This was an indication of a significant change in the business strategy—the focus…
You may be aware that CIMdata has been hosting a series of educational webinars. We have seen record attendance and many of the past webinars are available for replay from the CIMdata on-Demand page of our website. I recently hosted a webinar on IoT which generated lots of questions that…
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How to Create the Next Big Idea?

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In my presentation at the recent CIMdata NA Market & Industry Forum, I talked about why PLM has to extend to strategy and Front End Innovation (FEI) to become a platform for innovation. In this blog, I would like to talk about a key aspect of FEI: Ideation and Idea…
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