PLM Value…

You are considering investing in a PLM [product lifecycle management] solution.  How do you determine the value of the solution for your company? If you are like most companies, you need the CFO to approve the spending.  In other words, you need a budget to spend the money.  Not all companies are the same –…

Why take on BPM?

The benefits of managing your business processes can be enormous… Managing Change Whether you like it or not, change happens… Typically, we will respond to the change by taking some action.  It is very easy to take the wrong action if you haven’t looked at the entire process.  Once you look at the ‘whole’, you…

PLM – What’s in it for the User?

You are considering investing in a PLM [product lifecycle management] solution.  Why should your employees be excited about using the new software? Life without a PLM solution… For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume that you store your files in a protected directory on a server. You have been charged with making a change…

Happy New Year!

Prepare for change.  Change always happens… Changes like: Your competition will be looking to outsell you New competitors will jump into your space There will always be new innovations The price of oil How will these changes impact your company?  What impact will they have on your customers?  We still can’t even predict the impact…

Considering Document Management Solutions?

Companies begin looking for document management solutions for many reasons… They have all kinds of information stored in many places.  They could be stored on a company server, a desktop computer or maybe even something like Share Point.  Still, it is often difficult if not impossible to find a file. What we all want is…

PLM & the BoM

John Hayes, the president of engineering.com, says that PLM should own the BoM. Some years ago, I was working with a company that makes machines that make computer chips.  We were discussing their bill of materials.  They really didn’t want their machines to be ‘one-off’s’ but in order to meet the needs of their customer,…

BPM Strategy

One of the questions respondents were asked in PEX Network’s July 2014 survey was how would they define the purpose of the process excellence at their company. There were many answers, a few follow: To continually improve the current processes and develop new and innovative ways to exceed our customer’s expectations. Build a more agile…