About Don Haupt

Don worked with Caterpillar Inc. from 1979-2017 in a variety of roles, including Lead Business Process Strategist and Technical Steward for PLM and engineering systems. Don worked in multiple product development disciplines and product lines. He has significant experience in product design, simulation and validation, engineering processes, and PLM strategy and process, and environment and systems definition. Don’s experience as the strategic technical director for PLM World also contributes to his expertise with PLM. Today, Don is enjoying retirement and serving as a PLM consultant, providing customized technical guidance and counsel for engineering management and engineering design processes. He leverages his deep expertise in Product Lifecycle Management, Model Based Engineering, Advanced Product Quality Planning and many other product design and development processes.

Articles by Don Haupt
Digital Transformation

3 Tips to Be Successful With Digital Twin

Learn from PLM expert Don Haupt how to address the 3 major challenges of digital twin: the amount of data, silos, and setting expectations. digital twin plm data silo department IoT BOM manufacturing engineering
Product Lifecycle Management

What Does the “P” in PLM Stand For?

Between product, process, procurement, and people - what does the P in PLM stand for? plm purdue digital enterprise center product process procurement lifecycle management purchasing
Product Lifecycle Management

PLM 101 [Webinar Recap]

The right PLM approach can impact the entire value chain, but the industry hasn’t adopted a single understanding or approach to PLM, and some companies don’t even understand the importance at all. plm product design webinar strategy
Product Lifecycle Management

Join our PLM 101 Course with Don Haupt

The value of PLM is not only about the fundamentals of understanding what it is, but knowing how to best implement PLM throughout the whole company - not just in one area. plm product design webinar strategy
Product Lifecycle Management

3 Ongoing Evolutions in PLM

Over the last ten years, there are three significant changes in how organizations understand and leverage PLM. product lifecycle management plm software manufacturing