The Design Commission's newest report warns the UK digital economy will not reach its full economic and social potential without the strategic application of design to ensure people, and not technologies, are at the centre of the ‘digital revolution’.
PLM today isn't just about CAx, PDM and tools for collaboration. Ask PTC's CEO Jim Heppelmann. He claims that new software like ALM, SLM, and others for after market services is the way to prepare for a future that's already here.
KTM is a motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1934 by Hans Trunkenpolz in Matihofen, Austria, where the company remains today. Starting out as a metal working business, two decades later it developed into a motorcycle manufacturer and has recently gone down a new road with product lifecycle management (PLM).
At the recent PTC Live Service Exchange conference in the US, global medical equipment company Philips Healthcare discussed how they utilise software to ensure reliability because ensuring the quality of their products is truly a matter of life and death.
PTC president and CEO Jim Heppelmann has identified what he calls the “seven forces” at work in manufacturing businesses today, any one of which would be significant – but the combination of all seven is, he says, “transformational”.