Process Automation and Next Generation PLM

Process Automation and Next Generation PLM

For the last couple of decades, technologies in the product lifecycle space have been point- solutions oriented.  Think configurators, CAD systems, PDM, document management like SharePoint, FEA, ERP, etc.  In reality, these point solutions have simply reinforced existing information silos that make the “digital twin” concept a fantasyland. 

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In the Lab - Component/Parts Catalog Solution

In the Lab - Component/Parts Catalog Solution

We recently prototyped a components/parts catalog solution by leveraging the power of Aras Innovator.  The prototype empowers users to search, provides new part request options, support linking documents such as MSDS’s, dynamically links to ERP data, and integrates with IHS’ parts catalog solution.  And it was done in matter of days and with software that doesn’t cost a cent!

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Liberate Revit Data Through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company–Wide Efficiency

Liberate Revit Data Through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company–Wide Efficiency

Join Ideate and The vdR Group as we introduce an exciting new approach to managing Revit data.  The rigid and siloed structure of Autodesk’s Revit data has been a long–time source of frustration for companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. Revit projects and family data rarely “play nice” with enterprise–wide solutions such as ERP systems, PLM software, or even simple document management. While many AEC companies have invested heavily in enterprise solutions, they have found it difficult to seamlessly harmonize those solutions with the Revit environment... 

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The PLM Continuum and Notes on Upcoming Webinar

The PLM Continuum and Notes on Upcoming Webinar

PLM inherently touches multiple departments and areas of responsibilities.  The value of part and product data, files, drawings, specs and schedules for example, extend beyond the engineering and manufacturing departments.  But, the reality is various teams/groups in the organization invariably acquire technology solutions specific to their needs.  Hence the silos of data and disconnected processes are perpetuated.

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Self-Serve Reporting Module

Self-Serve Reporting Module

An Interview with Lopa Subramanian, Aras Product Manager

Martin: Before we start, give us a quick background of your experience and what you are responsible for today.

Lopa: I’m a mechanical engineer by education, and I have been in PLM and the enterprise software space for my whole career.  I started in services with SDRC Metaphase and then moved to Aspect Development/i2 in their supplier relationship management area. I gained great experience in both services and presales working with utility companies, high-tech, apparel, retail, industrial and the auto industry.  Prior to joining Aras, I spent a number of years at Siemens PLM working with Teamcenter. 

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Pursuing the Promise of PLM – Part 1

Pursuing the Promise of PLM – Part 1

Personally, one of my go-to content sources is TED talks.  In particular, I have enjoyed Simon Sinek.  He’s an author best known for popularizing the concept of "the golden circle" and to "Start with Why.”  In one of his talks, Sinek encourages us to understand “why” we pursue an idea, and then dig into the “how” and “what” later.  By doing so, the result is a vision and energy that transcends the morass of tactical details.  A prime example … Steve Jobs is the iconic “why guy.”

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Don’t Mind the Engine Light

Don’t Mind the Engine Light

Autodesk Vault was used for the CAD workgroup.  Once designs were released, renditions were manually created and then loaded into SharePoint.  The bills we exported to a spreadsheet and manually entered into their ERP solution.  Purchasing would go to SharePoint to access and print the rendered drawings.  These would be associated to purchase orders.

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Using “Parts Optimization and Value Analysis” to Identify an ROI for PLM

Using “Parts Optimization and Value Analysis” to Identify an ROI for PLM

Over the past several months, we have all been in various conversations with prospects.  As we get into the discovery and briefing stages, we’re constantly trying to uncover the real issues and challenges.  Airing out “dirty laundry” is not always easy.  As the information and details unfold, you can see the solution forming in your mind’s eye and the potential business value it can deliver.  The value propositions are played back in the forms of “reduce cycle time”, “improve product quality”, “drive broader visibility”...

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Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck on the Path to Growth

Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck on the Path to Growth

 The president has an engineering degree and background and this was evident in the way the operations were setup … very clean, organized and methodical.  There were specific areas to take in raw goods, mix the various components per a secret recipe, cure, prep, package and store.  There’s a lot more that goes into making soap then you’d think.  I was impressed with all the “moving parts”.

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