Disruptive InnovationRevolution or steamrolled by the competition?
Being as innovative as a startup with ongoing operations in full swing: Many established companies in product-centric industries still struggle to strike the right balance here. The ability to fine tune technologies and propel them to worldwide leadership is a hallmark of German engineering. The things we are seeing in the [...]
PLM and Industry 4.0Why PLM is the prerequisite for intelligent products
From a PDM/PLM perspective, process control in Industry 4.0-driven manufacturing needs to be based on end-to-end Product Data Management. “The ability to efficiently and effectively manage this digital product model along every step of the way – from development to sales, from manufacturing and commissioning to [...]
Product Lifecycle ManagementControlling product data and the flow of information
The acronyms PDM and PLM are often mentioned in the same breath. Similar to the conceptual pair DMS/ECM, these two, despite being very closely related methods, must not be confused, as PLM goes beyond PDM. A product lifecycle management system (PLM system), as the next step beyond PDM, encompasses process control for product [...]
Systems EngineeringBridging the gap between business models, product engineering, and product management
The development of ever more sophisticated mechatronics systems relies on the close collaboration of experts from all disciplines involved. When companies begin to design a new product or make fundamental changes to existing ones, they often can’t and don’t yet know exactly what functionality will be implemented with [...]