Time flies when you’re busy and neither QR_ or the industries we serve stand still. It’s 16 months since Nick Synnott sat down with founding director Rob Ferrone (he/him/his) and CEO Adam Blomerley for Episode 52 of #ClimbInConsulting. In that time we’ve had three of our defining engagements, broken into new sectors, launched new business units, embarked on a productisation journey with Marcus Youden, and seen the Special Projects software team make the leap from VBA macros to full-stack enterprise web applications. But if you want to hear how it all started, tune in below to hear how a couple of Excel types spotted a better way of doing things and grew a team of 250+ PDM professionals logging 3.5m hours with leading automotive, aerospace and defence clients across three continents.
ALTEN Labs: staying ahead through innovation Machine learning and inferencing is in vogue throughout the product lifecycle, but producing actionable outputs is not a given. Read more about how ALTEN Labs are advancing the practical applications of data science, artificial intelligence and computer ontology to a PLM context:
Industry Reflections - 6. What Can Engineering Start-Ups and Established OEMs Learn From Each Other? For the sixth instalment in his Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou reflects on the comparative advantages and disadvantages faced by product-led complex engineering start-ups and their established OEM counterparts when attempting to innovate, scale and accelerate time to market. And could partnerships, spin-offs and investments allow start-ups and mature organizations to create synergies and learn from each other without the organisational barriers of attempting to recreate the best aspects of the other?
PLM Essentials - 7. Engineering Drawings 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. Following on from ECM, the seventh instalment takes a look at Engineering Drawings. Offering OEMs and suppliers a standardised language to eliminate the possibility of misinterpretation and errors, this overview covers the effective use of Engineering Drawings and explains some of the methodologies available.
PLM Essentials - 6. Engineering Change Management (ECM) 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 sixth instalment explores one of the most significant topics coved in the series - engineering change management (ECM). This overview looks at the activity and objectives involved and what goes into the creation of a robust system to track changes and approvals, using a small but prominent EV manufacturer as a case study.
Industry Reflections - 5. Start-Up to Start-Up Advice for Complex Engineering Delivery EV start-ups are typically 12-24 months late to market relative to their originally stated launch date, with most of the delay during the transition from digital to physical. In his fifth entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou pivots from established OEMs to start-ups, outlining lessons learnt from various start-up engagements that can benefit new start-ups seeking to optimise the jump from digital design to physical line.
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.
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.
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.
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.