Tag Archives: PLM

Toy Maker Creates 2.7 Billion Playmobil People With PTC Solutions

Germany’s largest toy company, Geobra Brandstatter (maker of Playmobil), is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. But the colorful family of interchangeable, clip-grip, helmet-haired models shows no sign of old age. Over 2.7 billion little plastic people have been made since 1974. The company started with just three figures: a knight, an American Indian, and […]

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Bicycle Components Maker Streamlines Product Teams with PTC Windchill

In 1990, a Japanese giant that dominated 85% of the market effectively locked up the bicycle component business. From the drivetrain to the wheels, Bike Magazine writes, “Most bikes were little more than a steel or aluminum pony used to showcase Shimano’s parts.” That didn’t worry a startup called SRAM. The Chicago-based company had a […]

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Aberdeen Reveals BOM Management Tips for SMBs

Aberdeen Research has conducted a study which shows that increasing complexity tends to complicate and delay product development processes. The top performing companies – or the Best-in-Class — were almost 40% more likely to be using a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to enable BOM (Bill of Materials) business processes. The study, which is entitled […]

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Raytheon Talks about the Importance of Leadership

PTC customer Raytheon knows a lot about defense systems and a lot about the challenges that come with managing a large company that spans 39 geographical locations. And at Raytheon, the successful management of product and design data across those locations depends on PTC’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, PTC Windchill. But technology is […]

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Toyota Conquers Product Development Challenges with PTC Creo

Toyota Motor Corporation has been a loyal and successful user of PTC solutions for the last twelve years, according to Koichi Shimizu, the General Manager of Digital Simulations in the automobile company’s Engineering Management division. The company plans to upgrade to PTC Creo 3.0 this summer, including PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Layout, PTC Mathcad […]

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PDM Capabilities: The Right Fit for Small Organizations

Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

Technology can be a powerful thing. But is it always a good fit for every organization? The proposed advantages and benefits may sound appealing, but sometimes new tech can actually introduce more bureaucracy and disruption than it solves. In today’s post, I’ll look at what aspects of PLM and PDM systems make sense for smaller […]

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ConnectPress: PTC Creo, PTC Windchill, & PTC Arbortext Called Out in Top 10 PLM Software Report

The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market is evolving and growing rapidly, for several important reasons. PLM lies at the heart of a company’s efforts to move a product to market and beyond. At its essence, PLM describes the engineering aspect of a product, from managing descriptions and properties of a product through its development […]

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What Engineering Graduates Should Know: PTC’s Alister Fraser

In the past few weeks, we’ve talked about what companies are looking for in their new engineering hires. Specifically, we’ve shared tips from Santa Cruz Bicycles, Stryker Medical, and Whirlpool. This week, we share what PTC has learned from the 27,000 companies we interact with worldwide. It’s a lot to digest, but Senior Education Program […]

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Value Engineering: Finding a Balance Between Reducing Costs, Maintaining Quality

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Product designers are under increasing pressure today to design products faster, while also reigning in design costs. Often these objectives are at odds with each other. Enter Value Engineering (VE) initiatives, efforts that enable engineers to find the optimal tradeoff among cost, specification and quality. While VE is often associated with architectural design, it holds […]

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