How to turn BOM into digital lifeblood of manufacturing organization and value chain

This morning a Forbes article brought some very interesting stats about the future of digital transformation in the enterprise. Check the article Blog: 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020 — Forbes.

Read the article and drawn your own opinion. My favorite takeaway comes from the following passage as well as from the title:

83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020. LogicMonitor’s survey is predicting that 41% of enterprise workloads will be run on public cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others) by 2020. An additional 20% are predicted to be private-cloud-based followed by another 22% running on hybrid cloud platforms by 2020. On-premise workloads are predicted to shrink from 37% today to 27% of all workloads by 2020.

So, what does it mean for engineers, contractors, manufacturing OEMs and others involved in the design, product development, assembly and other tasks? The short answer is, retooling. That is, moving their jobs to the cloud making it more efficient, connected and digitally enabled. Doing this is not a simple job. Existing tools, especially CAD and connected design tools are still very much on the desktop. New tools are coming, but to bridge to them also takes time and effort.

This is where the OpenBOM digital engineering transformation strategy comes into play. We connect all existing desktop environment and bring the most important information together with CAD files to the cloud.

By doing so, we organize digital content contextually connected to right pieces of information.

OpenBOM is a native Amazon based multi-tenant SaaS applications allows to everyone to be connected and stay on the same BOM (well… data). Below are a few videos which show how OpenBOM can digitally enable multiple CAD environments:

Conclusion. Digital transformation is a not a big bang change that happens overnight. Especially when it comes to such complex environments such as design, engineering, and manufacturing. OpenBOM allows you to take baby steps while keeping information connected between desktop and cloud apps. Talk to me if you are interested to learn more details and how OpenBOM can digitally transform your manufacturing.

Best, Oleg @ openbom. com

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