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#33 Model Based Challenges in Manufacturing

  In this episode of "Stay Sharp with Razorleaf," hosts Jen and Jonathan delve into the intricate world of model based enterprises (MBE) with aerospace manufacturing veteran Jeff Gleason.  With over three decades at Lockheed Martin and now leading his consultancy, DMEC, Jeff offers unparalleled insights into the transition challenges from traditional to model-based approaches in manufacturing. Episode Highlights: Jeff Gleason shares his extensive background in aerospace manufacturing, emphasizing his unique perspective coming from production operations rather than engineering or IT. The discussion covers the definition and significance of a model based enterprise, highlighting the shift from siloed operations to integrated, model-driven processes across organizational domains. Jeff points out the often-underestimated role of metadata in enriching 3D CAD models, turning them into comprehensive digital definitions that drive manufacturing efficiency. A significant part of the conversation is dedicated to the cultural and mindset shifts required for organizations to successfully adopt MBE, stressing the need for an expansive understanding of what constitutes a 'model' in this context. The challenges of implementing change within organizations, especially overcoming inertia and resistance from those accustomed to traditional methods, are explored. Jeff and the hosts discuss the political dynamics and 'religion' of software and process choices…
Maggie Calderwood
May 21, 2024

#32 What is Model Based Systems Engineering?

  Welcome to Episode 32 of "Stay Sharp with Razorleaf," where we explore the burgeoning field of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and its transformative impact on digital and manufacturing landscapes. Join us as hosts Jen and Jonathan Scott delve into the intricacies of MBSE, distinguishing it from related concepts and discussing its role in integrating multiple engineering disciplines. In This Episode: Understanding MBSE: Jonathan provides a comprehensive breakdown of what MBSE entails, highlighting its differences from Model Based Enterprise (MBE). MBSE involves using data and models rather than documents and tables, which helps in structuring systems engineering more effectively. The "Systems Engineering V": Explore the concept of the "Systems V" diagram which Jonathan uses to explain the systematic breakdown from high-level requirements to detailed component design and back up to system validation, emphasizing the iterative nature of systems engineering. Real-World Applications: Through examples like the evolution of automatic transmissions and electric cars, Jonathan illustrates how MBSE applies to practical scenarios, aiding in the integration of various engineering domains and anticipating the needs for new solutions. Why MBSE is Hot Today: The discussion pivots to the relevance and rising popularity of MBSE in today's fast-paced product development environment. Jonathan points out how advancements…
Maggie Calderwood
May 14, 2024

#31: Demystifying CAD vs PLM Data Migration

#31: Demystifying CAD vs. PLM Data Migration Welcome to Episode 31 of "Stay Sharp with Razorleaf," where we demystify the complexities involved in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) data migration. Join us as hosts Jen and Jonathan, along with guest expert Annalise Suzuki from Elysium, navigate the nuances of data migration between these pivotal systems in digital manufacturing and product development. In This Episode: Understanding CAD vs. PLM Data Migration: Annalise explains the distinct challenges and processes involved in migrating data from CAD systems compared to PLM systems, emphasizing how these often go hand-in-hand due to integrated business workflows. Challenges of Interoperability: The discussion delves into the technical details of ensuring data interoperability across different CAD formats and PLM systems, a crucial factor for maintaining data integrity and system functionality. Technical Insights on Migration Processes: Learn about the meticulous planning and precision required in data migration projects, including the importance of preserving detailed feature history and ensuring compatibility across systems. Real-World Applications and Use Cases: Through examples from industry practice, the speakers illustrate common scenarios that necessitate robust data migration strategies, such as system upgrades and consolidations following mergers or acquisitions. The Importance of Data Quality and…

Episode 29: Configuring Success: Unpacking the Essentials of Configuration Lifecycle Management-Part 2

In this episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, we dive into the fundamentals of Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) with expert insights from Anders Rasmussen of Configit, a company specializing in software solutions for complex configurable products. Join us for Part 2 as Anders, with his extensive background in engineering and configuration software, lays the foundation for understanding CLM, differentiating it from similar concepts, and underscoring its significance in the modern manufacturing and digital landscapes. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 24, 2024

Episode 27: Configuring Success: Unpacking the Essentials of Configuration Lifecycle Management-Part 1

In this episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, we dive into the fundamentals of Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) with expert insights from Anders Rasmussen of Configit, a company specializing in software solutions for complex configurable products. Join us as Anders, with his extensive background in engineering and configuration software, lays the foundation for understanding CLM, differentiating it from similar concepts, and underscoring its significance in the modern manufacturing and digital landscapes. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 23, 2024

Episode 28: Partnerships – When Life Happens – Part 2

Welcome back to Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, the podcast where we dive deep into the digital aspects of manufacturing and products. In this episode, we continue the conversation with Jen and Jonathan about partnerships, but this time it is focused on what happens when life happens, and they take a turn in an unfavorable direction. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 16, 2024

Episode 25: PLM Master Class: A Comprehensive Guide to System Components – Part 3 of 3

In episode 25 of Razorleaf Podcast: “The Components of a PLM System, Part 3 (Final),” hosts Jen and Jonathan conclude their comprehensive exploration of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. They dive into complex aspects like project and program management, systems engineering, variant management, compliance, e-signature protocols, intellectual property protection, and the intricacies of process definition. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 24: Choosing the Right Partner

In Episode 24 of the Razorleaf Podcast, hosts Jonathan and Jen discuss choosing the right partner in digital manufacturing. They delve into why partnerships are crucial for achieving goals in specialized fields and the importance of qualities like aligned core values and active listening for successful collaborations. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 23: PLM Master Class: A Comprehensive Guide to System Components – Part 2 of 3

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Razorleaf Podcast – “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” where we delve into the digital and manufacturing realm. Hosts, Jen and Jonathan, continue exploring the intricate components of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. They delve into specialized components such as platform capabilities, file management, process management, product structure management, and the nuances of collaboration. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 22: Out of the Box (OOTB) vs. Customization

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Razorleaf Podcast – “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” where we delve into the digital and manufacturing realm. This episode, hosted by Jen and Jonathan, features Dennis Lindinger, a Senior Solution Architect at Razorleaf, to discuss the nuanced debate between out-of-the-box solutions and customization within PLM systems. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 21: PLM Master Class: A Comprehensive Guide to System Components – Part 1 of 3

In this episode of the Razorleaf Podcast, “PLM Master Class: A Comprehensive Guide to System Components, Part 1 of 3,” hosts Jonathan and Jen embark on the first installment of a three-part series dedicated to dissecting the complexities of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems. The episode delves into the essential components and platform capabilities that underpin PLM systems, highlighting their significance in managing the entire product lifecycle. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 20: Is Infrastructure Still Relevant?

In this fascinating episode of the “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf” podcast, hosts Jen and Jonathan, along with special guest Michael Craffey, delve into the dynamic and evolving world of IT infrastructure in relation to PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems. With a focus on the significant shifts driven by cloud technology, this episode explores how the concept of infrastructure has transformed in recent years and what this means for businesses today. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 19: Why PLM Projects Fail

Join us in this episode of “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” where our hosts Jen and Jonathan, alongside guest Eric Smith, VP of Services at Razorleaf, explore the complex world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) projects. This episode uncovers the reasons behind the success and failure of PLM projects, offering insights from Eric’s extensive experience in overseeing numerous PLM implementations. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 18: My Reseller Sold Me PLM Software, Now What?

In this episode of “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” hosts Jonathan and Jen, along with their guest Derek Needing, VP of Sales at Razorleaf, dive into the complexities faced by companies after purchasing software through resellers, specifically focusing on PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software. The conversation sheds light on the roles of resellers and sets realistic expectations for buyers in the technology sector, particularly in digital manufacturing. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 17: EBOMS vs MBOMS

In this insightful episode of “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” hosts Jen and Jonathan delve into the nuanced world of Bills of Material (BOMs), with a particular focus on Engineering Bills of Material (EBOMs) and Manufacturing Bills of Material (MBOMs). As they dissect the differences, purposes, structures, and applications of these BOMs, listeners are offered a deep dive into the complexities and practicalities of managing multiple BOMs in product development and manufacturing. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 16: Intelligent Parts Numbers

Dive into the world of intelligent part numbering with Episode 16 of “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf”! Join hosts Jen and Jonathan as they unravel the complexities and reveal the hidden gems of this crucial manufacturing practice. Discover its rich history and get an insider’s view on the evolution and strategic importance of part numbering. From the nuances of logistics and inventory management to the intricacies of product development, this episode is packed with real-world scenarios that bring the topic to life. Let’s tune in with the team.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 15: Digitalization and the Way People Work

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In this episode, our team invited Pat Hume, CEO of Canvas GFX, to talk about how digitalization is changing the way people work. Pat shared how this particular topic – changing the way people work – became her passion when she took on the CEO role at Canvas. She deeply cares about the teams working on the factory floor and is developing innovative solutions to improve the quality of the information for the front line to help ease the workforce challenges in manufacturing. Join Jonathan, Jen and Pat, as they explored what the top workforce challenges are on the factory floor, and how Canvas GFX is intent on helping manufacturing organizations overcome them. Let’s tune in with the team… Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp!
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 14: Decoding Complexity: Exploring MES and Process Planning on the Shop Floor

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. Understanding the scope of shop floor technologies, particularly manufacturing execution systems and process planning, can be a challenge. In this episode, hosts Jonathan and Jen engage in a conversation with industry veteran Darrell Sabourin from iBase-t, who is our subject matter expert in MES and process planning and has seen it all in manufacturing and engineering throughout his 40 plus year career. Darrell sheds light on all corners of the shop floor, offering a unique perspective and simplifying complex concepts. Tune in for this mini-tutorial on MES and process planning, presented in a way that provides fresh insights and clarity. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp!
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 13: Insights on PLM and the Industry with Peter Schroer

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In this episode, Eric Doubell and Jen Ferello invited Peter Schroer, former CEO of Aras Corporation, to join the podcast to share some insights about the state of PLM, now that Peter is officially retired. Eric and Peter reflect on what has changed in PLM and, more interestingly, what hasn’t changed since he founded Aras over two decades ago. While acronyms and technology have evolved to embrace new thinking, the common business problems remain the same. Peter shares his candid insights on what he thinks is the real issue is underlying PLM adoption in manufacturing. Tune in with Eric, Peter and Jen, to hear some the hard truths about PLM today. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp!
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 12: Industry Innovation: A Look Back with Ron Fritz

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In this episode, Jonathan and Jen are joined by Ron Fritz, CEO of TechSoft 3D, a well-known provider of engineering toolkits that establish the building blocks that developers depend on to give their applications more 3D power. It’s all under the hood, so if you are in digital manufacturing, you have likely benefited from their technology. Ron shares his unique perspective of the digital manufacturing space, where it’s been, and where it is going. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp!
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 11: What Makes an Enterprise Model Based?

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In this episode, Jonathan Scott and Jen Ferello examine what makes an enterprise model based. They break down the many acronyms around all the concepts for model based, like MBD, which often references model based design. But can also be a reference for model based definition. And they are very different things. This episode will help you better understand the various concepts and acronyms associated with model based systems and prepare your organization for this shift that is happening across engineering and production teams and manufacturing organizations. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp!
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 10: Delving Into the World of Integrated Digital Environments (IDEs)

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In Episode 10, we delve into the world of Integrated Digital Environments (IDEs). Join Jonathan, Jen, and special guest Steve Nichols, who leads Razorleaf’s government business sector, for an informative discussion. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp! Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 9: Who’s Who in The Zoo

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. In this episode, Jonathan Scott and Jen Ferello are joined by Eric Doubell, Razorleaf’s CEO, and take a tour around the digital engineering industry to distinguish who’s who in the zoo and what they do. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp! Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 8: What are the Considerations when Migrating Engineering Data?

Thanks for tuning into Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, your secret weapon for all things digital in manufacturing. Today’s episode talks about what is involved when migrating data from one system to another. There are many schools of thought of what data migration is, and Jonathan Scott and Jen Ferello break it all down. Jonathan outlines all the things that need to be considered when planning a data migration. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp! Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 7: New Buzzwords in Software

Thanks for tuning in to Stay Sharp with Razorleaf! This episode covers the many buzzwords associated with software today, from digital transformation, digital twins, digital thread, and all those spin-out concepts – to AI, blockchain, and more. Your hosts, Jonathan and Jen, wind their way through the vocabulary of digital technology. Once again, we appreciate you tuning into Stay Sharp! Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 6: Is PLM an Engineering System

In today’s episode, your hosts, Jonathan and Jen, are pleased to welcome Derek Neiding, Vice President of Sales at Razorleaf Corporation, who is considered Razorleaf’s first employee! Derek joins the discussion to delve into the question of whether PLM systems are merely another cog in the machinery of engineering or something much more. He shares insightful perspectives on the consequences of perceiving PLM as an engineering system, as well as the diverse impacts that can be harnessed when PLM is employed strategically. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 5: PDM vs. PLM

In today’s discussion, your hosts, Jonathan and Jen, dive deep into the vast landscape of Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Join us as we embark on a journey to uncover the foundational concepts, historical context, and critical importance of these pillars within the realm of product development. Don’t miss this informative and engaging episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 4: Integrations the Glue

In this episode of “Stay Sharp with Razorleaf,” hosts Jonathan Scott and Jen Ferello delve into the exciting world of integrations and uncovering the secrets of seamlessly transferring data from one system to another. Join them and guest, Tim Noce, Vice President of Products at Razorleaf, as they explore the vital role that this process plays in optimizing your workflow.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024

Episode 2: Business Systems Every Manufacturer Needs

Welcome to Episode 2 of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, where we explore all things digital related to products and manufacturing. In this episode, hosts Jen Ferello and Jonathan Scott delve into the essential business systems that every organization involved in manufacturing needs. As they discuss these critical systems, you’ll discover that the digital landscape encompasses more than just PLM and CAD.
Juliann Grant
April 15, 2024
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