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This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides excerpts from an upcoming report on the role of 3D Printing in Service Parts.

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The past few years have been pretty exciting for the PLM market. First, manufacturers are looking to extend PLM to a product innovation platform so they can address the new realities today of complex product, supply chains, and demand. This trend is accelerated by 3rd platform technologies (cloud, mobile, analytics, social) and innovation accelerators (IoT, cognitive computing, 3D printing). Second, manufacturers now are exploring the efficacy of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to complement field service, manufacturing execution, and product design, as well as to address the complexity dynamic I noted above.

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    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
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    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
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    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
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    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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