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    Leaving Information Island

Oct

01

Leaving Information Island

Democratizing information is a cornerstone for a successful Digital Transformation In projects that aim to improve the information workflows at product development companies I like to start by mapping out the current sources of information and the processes that work in-between them on a whiteboard. It gives context and a greater understanding of organizational needs […]

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Aug

27

The undoubted benefits of implementing a PDM system

For any product development company, the Product Data Management (PDM) system is an essential component as it journeys into digital transformation. It forms the foundations for all ongoing and future digital information projects, regardless of their size. Investing into a PDM system can create a great deal of value in itself. Many organizations who operate […]

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Jun

12

Jun

09

The Need of Digital Twins to Support Circular Economy

 PDSVISION has recently participated in the EU Commission funded Horizon 2020 project studying circular economy in context of two demonstrations. The project is called Resource-efficient Circular Product-Service Systems a.k.a ReCiPSS. PDSVISION Finland Managing Director Perttu Korpela tells us why participating is important to him and the group, as we continue our objective of helping customers […]

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Jun

03

Oct

30

Why Development Teams Need Collaboration

An internet search on the “effects of bad/broken communication/collaboration” will generate a good number of hits. They will all point to the same things; lost production, insecurities, eroded relationships and frustration. These are things that are bad within both private and professional settings. And since I’m not a marriage counsellor by any means, the focus […]

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Sep

04

Aug

22

Change Management – A Cornerstone

“….most design is a variation from or modification to, an already existing product or machine”. (Cross, N. (1989), Engineering Design Methods, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons). That was said and written back in 1989. A lot has happened since, but the importance of managing change is still the same. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, was quoted […]

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May

14

Mar

12

Different Product Configuration Approaches

Product Configurators gives companies a possibility to manage product variants in an efficient way, for PTC Creo Parametric, we use PDS Creo Configurator, but more about that later. You hear often people talking about product configurators as a solution to quite different and sometimes even conflicting needs. Whereas configurator gives a company a possibility to […]

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