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As you crawl out of bed for the first time in 2015, I am sure the first question you are asking yourself is, “why does my head hurt so much?” The second question you might ask yourself is, “what’s in store for PLM in 2015?” There are many exciting technologies…
Monday, January 05, 2015

PLM and ERP: Can't We Be Friends?

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Recently, Joe Cocker passed away. If you don’t know, he was an iconic front-man for several rock groups in the 70's, and he sang with a unique style. He was best known for singing many covers of other people’s songs including the Beatles. Probably one of his best known covers…
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Does Historical PDM Usage Limit How we View PLM Today?

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Does Historical PDM Usage Limit How we View PLM Today?   Early in my career, as I was implementing 3d, solid modeling across five corporate divisions, I was asked if I had “ever used a drafting board” by one of the manufacturing engineers who was skeptical about the use of…
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global Collaboration Makes Beautiful Music

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A recipe for Collaborative Innovation and Product Development?   I have been following Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir journey since 2009. Whitacre is one of the most popular choral conductor-composers working today. He says that the idea of a virtual choir came to him when a 17-year-old recorded a video of…
The second law of thermodynamics states that everything is getting less organized, or something like that. If one gazes upon my desk they will see this law in action. It may not be obvious, but there is order in the seeming disorder of my desk. PLM has also been growing,…
Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Box of Chocolates

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A career in technology often exposes you to some interesting topics and people. I have been blessed to be like Forrest Gump in this regard, in the background in some interesting scenes. During my time at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon I crossed paths with some famous names…
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