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Industry Reflections - 4. How Established OEMs Can Reinvent their Product Development Practice from Within

As product complexity accelerates, value chains require data-centric product development to address rising market diversity, resource constraints and integrated compliance requirements. In his fourth entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou sticks with the theme of new product development (NPD), this time asking how established OEMs can reinvent their product development practice from within to foster faster design to line times.

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PLM Essentials - 5. Engineering Structures

PLM Essentials explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. The fifth instalment takes a look at engineering structures - the physical structuring of parts and assemblies in a product, represented within the BoM - and how getting them right can positively influence downstream procurement, logistics and manufacturing.

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Industry Reflections - 3. Driving Effective Delivery in Complex Engineering Start-Ups

80 percent of new complex engineered projects are late or over budget. Why should non-delivery be the norm and what can be learned from engineering start-ups? In his third entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou discusses how engineering start-ups embark upon new product development (NPD) operations, manage innovation, stage-gate processes, and consider the types of governance that can be implemented to foster continuous to-quality, on-time and on-budget delivery.

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PLM Essentials - 4. BoM Setup

Our PLM Essentials series explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. The fourth instalment covers the various types of BoM available, how to select, effectively implement and maintain a BoM that can help relieve engineers of time-consuming data management tasks.

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Industry Reflections - 2. Enterprise Solution 101 for Engineering Start-Ups

Digitalization is a means to an end; implementing enterprise solutions should be carefully scoped and timed, in context of business maturity and capability requirements. In his second 'Industry Reflections' piece, Lio Grealou discusses how start-ups leverage such capabilities and associated digital tools to get on the maturity ladder, balancing experimentation with best in breed solution adoption, building the required data culture as they mature their business operations and product offering.

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Patrick Gallagher appointed Managing Director, QR_ Inc.

QR_ are delighted to announce the addition of Patrick Gallagher to the QR_ family as Managing Director of our US entity, Quick Release Inc.

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PLM Essentials - 3. Part Nomenclature

Our PLM Essentials series explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. In our third instalment, we discuss the important of part nomenclature and how to design and implement effective part description systems.

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Industry Reflections - 1. Key Challenges for Complex Engineering Start-Ups

Complex engineering start-ups are different from established businesses as they must simultaneously develop both product and business maturity. For the first of Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou elaborates on the challenges start-ups must get right when setting up enterprise operations to support product development ambitions.