Manufacturing Value Chain CommunityCloud PLM Showing Signs of Growth?<div><p>With strong sales performance over the past year of cloud PLM providers Arena Solutions and Propel, as well as the uptick in sales of cloud based PLM and overall subscription revenue from “traditional” CAD and PLM vendors such as Autodesk and PTC, indicators are that the market for cloud PLM is accelerating.  Consider the following:</p> <ul> <li>Arena…</li></ul></div>Jeff HojloFri, 10 Mar 2017 10:11:32 -0500 Human Touch in Smart Manufacturing<div><p>The innovators at <a href="">Tulip</a>, spun out of the MIT Media Lab, have created a cloud based platform for managing, capturing, and analyzing hands-on work in the manufacturing environment.  Tulip’s platform enables engineers to create shop-floor apps, such as visual work instructions, quality and audit forms, and training modules. Engineers can add…</p></div>John SantagateTue, 14 Feb 2017 15:20:09 -0500 2017 Implications for Manufacturers<div><p>This is our third consecutive year attending the event, and the big takeaway is that there is continued acceleration of the connected, autonomous, artificial intelligence trends we’ve seen reshape the consumer electronics industry, and every other industry that relies on software, electronics, and data to enable better experiences and consistent…</p></div>Jeff HojloTue, 17 Jan 2017 14:13:59 -0500's Strategy and GE Minds & Machines<div><p>Some of the key takeaways from <a href="" target="_blank">me</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">John Villali</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Kevin Prouty</a> include:</p> <ul> <li>GE’s primary focus is digital transformation for productivity and innovation – starting with the assets, applying the data and knowledge to impact design and engineering (with the digital twin) as well as in services delivery (with the digital thread).</li> </ul> <p>GE's…</p></div>Kimberly KnickleTue, 17 Jan 2017 12:05:15 -0500 American International Auto Show Displays the Intersection of 'Mobility' and Technology<div><p><a href="" target="_blank">The North American International Auto Show</a>, which runs annually in Detroit, Michigan, is a massive gathering of more than 5,000 international members of the press, 35,000 automotive professionals and analysts, and a visiting public that topped 800,000 last year during the two-week series of events. On display are more than 750 vehicles and…</p></div>Heather AshtonThu, 12 Jan 2017 13:59:21 -0500 Analyst & Advisory Day Highlights DX Services for Manufacturers<div><p>The HCL Analyst &amp; Advisor Day, which took place November 8-9 in Boston, MA, gathered HCL executives and key clients to share the company's strategic vision for addressing today's business issues with digital transformation. Throughout the two-day event, leaders within HCL shared the company's recent financial success and the future growth…</p></div>Heather AshtonTue, 20 Dec 2016 14:56:57 -0500 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chain<div><p>Pressure on global supply chains is intense. Organizations are expected to deliver excellent customer service, often with compressed lead times, while maintaining an optimal cost structure and ensuring the elimination of waste, wherever it may exist in the chain. In part, this requires both rethinking and reimagining the business process that…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 14 Dec 2016 12:04:28 -0500 Twins: Necessary for Innovation Transformation?<div><p>The difference is a flexible level of content one can apply to the virtual model of a product, building, or entire manufacturing plant as well as the ability that exists to analyze and share these rich, multi-layered models with a global team, within and outside of engineering. Although today you cannot buy a digital twin solution per se, there…</p></div>Jeff HojloTue, 13 Dec 2016 11:24:29 -0500 10 Predictions for Robotics, 2017-2020<div><p>Robotics is identified by IDC as one of six innovation accelerators that are driving digital transformation, opening new revenue streams, creating digitalized organizations, and changing the way work is performed. Robotics as a technology encompasses the design, building, implementation, and operation of robots for industry, government, and…</p></div>Jing Bing ZhangSat, 10 Dec 2016 10:57:09 -0500 Predictions for the Worldwide Connected Vehicle Market<div><p>Before I share our top 10 predictions for the Connected Vehicle market, I believe it is important to share with the audience how we developed these predictions. Within IDC, we’ve been tracking the development of the connected vehicle market for some time and from the vantage point of a number of different technology buyers and ecosystem players.…</p></div>Heather AshtonWed, 07 Dec 2016 12:27:01 -0500