Below you will find numerous executive guides, white papers, product reviews and articles authored by Richard Bourke.
Search . . . and find
September 2013, Mechanical Engineering magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Published article characterizes search applications for engineering and manufacturing.
Search Made Simple
March 2012 - How Alcove9 embedded in Aras Innovator PLM system enables both deep and wide searches into other enterprise repositories.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
October 5, 2008 - Software Review: CADnection Links AutoCAD to SharePoint
Desktop Engineering, October 2008. Many corporations use Microsoft SharePoint Server as a way to exchange, manage, and collaborate. But because the information repository is geared towards the business software, it provides no effective way to handle AutoCAD engineering data during design projects. Fortunately, the CADnection program solves this problem.
The DAMA Advantage
Midrange Enterprise, February 2001. Highlights of the Management Roundtable "Design Anywhere, Manufacture Anywhere" conference, October 2000 are presented.
Unified Product Lifecycle Management
August 1999. This executive level white paper defines the significance of UPLM, identifies the software elements, and explains the benefits of integrating the elements.
Configurators: A Status Report
The Performance Advantage, May 1998. The evolution of configurators and strategies to guide the best selection of software are explored.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Designs on the Future
Midrange Enterprise, May 2001. From the author's experience some guidelines to develop an effective "To-Be" vision for CPC and ERP systems.
Big B Before Little e
Midrange Enterprise, March 2000. To provide readers some implementation tips, the basics of effective Bill of Material management and team building are presented.
Systems Planning and Implementation
Midrange Enterprise, October 2001. Some hints for project team effectiveness.
A Perspective for the New Millennium
Midrange Enterprise, January 2000. For strategic planning, anticipated trends are identified. Readers are cautioned against relying on technology alone for success with new systems.