THE PLM STATE

Steve Ammann

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The PLM State: PLM is a strategy – Does your Product Lifecycle Have One?

In route to my son's baseball practice, he and I were discussing strategy and tactics and the difference between the two.

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The PLM State: PDM and PLM - A Great Strength Can be a Great Weakness

Have you ever heard the saying “Sometimes a great strength can become a great weakness?” Here is an example of that as it applies to the PDM/PLM space that we at ZWS inhabit. A great strength of...

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The PLM State: Go Live or Go Home

Preparing your organization to accept a comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution can feel a bit daunting but in reality, if you break the implementation down into strategic...

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The PLM State: The Shift is about to Hit the Fan

If you see one movie this year, watch Tom Shadyak’s documentary, “I AM”. Tom set out to discover what is wrong with the world and ended up discovering what is right with the world. Click the link...

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ZWS PLM Blog: Design for Outcomes and Product Lifecycle Management

 

After reading Steve Porter's blog - The PLM State: Beware the Quick Fix, Successful PLM deployment Strategies - on outcome based PLM deployment and seeing that Jos Voskul concurred with the...

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ZWS PLM Blog: A PLM “Junkie” at Sea- Point Solutions Versus Comprehensive PLM

I recently took a sailing trip from Ventura CA to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a 35 foot sailboat. I had the late night/early morning watch from 3 am to 7 am. Besides dealing with a couple of visits...

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SolidWorks World 2012 Attendees: Why you should care about PLM in San Diego.

While sitting in my office in Portland, Oregon on yet another rainy day, dreaming of San Diego and sunshine, my thoughts suddenly turned to the real reason I am lucky enough to fly down to greener...

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Focus: The Connection Between PLM and Workplace Efficiency

This morning as I peered out onto a foggy Oregon landscape from my home office, it struck me just how far I had come from the typical American corporate workspace of my past. A far cry from the...

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What’s so difficult about Global Product Development Strategy? Let’s start with Part Numbers...

I recently read an excellent book by Kenichi Ohmae, a Japanese business strategist, called “The Invisible Continent”. Mr. Ohmae sites Cisco a few times in the book as an example of a product...

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