About John Heller

John has extensive experience in mechanical engineering, supplier collaboration, cross-functional relationship-building, and procurement activities. Through this experience, he learned optimal ways to bridge the gap between engineering, procurement, and the supply chain. He has championed new product roadmaps, spearheaded procurement strategies, and worked with customers to understand truly valuable opportunities for product improvement. As Product Marketer for Vertex Software, John leverages his extensive background in engineering and product lifecycle to best understand and communicate pain points and opportunities in manufacturing organizations.

Articles by John Heller

Recapping PI PLMx 2019

3 Takeaways from PI PLMx 2019

We’re back from PI PLMx, and the name of the game continues to be digital transformation. John Heller reviews his takeaways.

Digital Transformation
Group of photos from the conference

Recapping IpX ConX19

The true theme of ConX19 was about the attitude and approach a company must take when undergoing digital transformation.

Digital Manufacturing
Customer needs

Agile Response to Customer Needs

When it’s time to make changes to a product, an OEM may hesitate to change. Gain the agility to respond quickly to shifting customer needs.

Design Collaboration
Stop Traveling to Lock Down Designs

Stop Traveling to Lock Down Designs

Vertex brings collaborators into a common, scalable platform. Teams can easily review product data from any size model in real-time Stories with their collaborators.

Design Collaboration
How to Connect Workplace Silos

How to Connect Workplace Silos with Vertex

Vertex gives teams a place to collaborate early in the design process so companies can spot opportunities to add critical components, shorten timelines, and improve the design.

Design Collaboration
Make Teamwork a Cinch

Make Teamwork a Cinch

Today’s collaboration tools limit early-stage design, but early collaboration improves innovation. Vertex simplifies collaboration on 3D product data.

Design Collaboration
Graphic of different teams collaborating, representing suppliers, procurement, and engineering

The Secret to Successful Supplier Collaboration

The first step to improving external supplier collaboration: look internally. The relationship between engineering and procurement impacts the ability to work with suppliers.

Supplier Collaboration
Image of someone typing on a laptop collaborating with suppliers around the world.

How Supplier Collaboration Impacts Innovation

The most forward-thinking manufacturers constantly seek new ways to innovate. Yet, many overlook one of the most advantageous and effective methods to innovate in product design: the supply chain.

Supplier Collaboration

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