About Jim Zwica

Jim serves as a solutions architect and strategic product expert and voice of the customer for Vertex Software. He has extensive experience in product lifecycle management (PLM) and collaboration throughout the supply chain, giving him unique insight into customer needs. As a strategic expert, Jim:

  • Works with customers to identify use cases and workflow improvements using Vertex
  • Serves as a liaison between customers and the Vertex platform, providing recommendations for improvements and upgrades  

Jim’s experience with PLM began in the late ‘90s, and developed into a strong strategic and consultative approach. Throughout his roles with EAI, Siemens, and Caterpillar, Jim consulted with manufacturers on how to best leverage PLM, communicated technology recommendations from the customer back to executive leadership teams, and led development teams to create technology for virtual design reviews.

Articles by Jim Zwica

CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forum Event Recap

PLM’s Growth in 2018

Vertex Solutions Architect Jim Zwica recaps the CIMdata PLM Market and Industry Forum event, noting how manufacturers are taking advantage of advancements in PLM technology.

Product Lifecycle Management
Teammates collaborating around a table with different types of technology

Changing Mindsets and Behaviors

Kurt, John, and I all come from different backgrounds and levels of comfort with PLM. Despite our differences, we all had the same primary takeaway from the PLM Center meeting.

Model-Based Enterprise, Product Lifecycle Management
Graphic of an engineer opening a box that accesses all functions and areas of an extended enterprise.

Expand Your PLM Toolbox

PLM software is vital to the success of product development. But, I encourage my colleagues to think of PLM software as just one piece in a large puzzle.

Product Lifecycle Management
Image of a 2D drawing on a laptop screen with a 3D model-based representation

3 Digital Themes in PLM

To ensure optimal collaboration and a strong product model, forward-thinking organizations rely on three digital approaches to improve 3D product workflows.

Industry 4.0, Product Lifecycle Management
Manufacturing Graphic

The First Step to Smart Manufacturing

One of the biggest trends in today’s manufacturing climate is how rapidly organizations are accumulating data. The question becomes, once companies have all this data - what now?

Industry 4.0
Struggling with Limitations

The Limitations of PLM Software

Before organizations can fully take advantage of the PLM approach’s benefits, they must realize the limitations of today’s PLM software solutions.

Industry 4.0, Product Lifecycle Management
People collaborating

Stop Thinking of PLM as Software

The inherent gaps in today’s PLM software solutions prevent companies from making significant progress towards Industry 4.0.

Product Lifecycle Management

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