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Selecting a PLM Vendor
PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be

analyze plm functions  Or Is It? ). Analyze Existing Systems First The most important point for prospective buyers of PLM technology—or any technology—is to do a very thorough analysis of your existing systems. The buyer should determine where the corporation's business needs will be in the next few years, and how it intends to integrate the systems (do not forget that mapping data from one place to another is the most arduous, expensive, and time consuming part of the whole process, and one of the major reasons for the Read More...
Core PLM for Discrete Industries
The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including manage...
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Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM

analyze plm functions  define your requirements and analyze the vendors against them. Summary ERP can speak PLM . While ERP may not speak PLM as fluently and as eloquently as the specialty PLM vendors, particularly in their areas of specialization such as design tools, there are advantages in predefined and pre-built integration. In order to make a PLM selection, the manufacturer should weigh the deeper functional depth of best of breed vendors against the value of pre-integrated solutions from their ERP providers. About the Read More...
Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

analyze plm functions  a timely manner Formally analyze the impact of change on the product across the lifecycle and the supply chain, including technical and commercial considerations Collaborate visually about product change, with visualization and virtual meeting technology Develop and execute formal change implementation plans to put the decision into action These four key capabilities are the core requirements to Best-in-Class change management processes, and will help companies make the business decisions that will drive Read More...
Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress
ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions

analyze plm functions  merchandising plans; track and analyze performance; examine business results and trends; and monitor strategic plans. They can also quickly implement operational strategies based upon sophisticated fact-based optimization techniques and adjust to changes in consumer purchasing patterns. These solutions should also allow customers to reduce their inventory exposure while offering the consumer a more compelling assortment at optimized prices. 2) Then, since store-level personnel require systems that Read More...
Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution
Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on

analyze plm functions  allow the planner to analyze the results of an action before committing to that action through the ERP system. Some of these systems go even one step further by offering optimization capabilities. They automatically create multiple simulations and recommend changes in the supply chain within the existing constraints. For more information, see Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment . Further, APS is a subset of supply chain planning (SCP) applications that are designed Read More...
ERP Features and Functions for Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers
Learn about a new breed of ERP solution specially designed for ETO manufacturers in ERP Features and Functions for Engineer-to-order Manufacturers.

analyze plm functions  erp features functions engineer order manufacturers,erp,features,functions,engineer,order,manufacturers,features functions engineer order manufacturers,erp functions engineer order manufacturers,erp features engineer order manufacturers,erp features functions order manufacturers. Read More...
What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?
In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?, I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am

analyze plm functions  Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean? In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? , I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am going to move onto the next letter, “L” for lifecycle . According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of lifecycle is “ a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime .” In a typical manufacturing environment, these Read More...
New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality
Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech

analyze plm functions  Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality Arena Solutions , the cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, recently announced Arena Quality , a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. The Arena PLM suite also includes BOMControl and PartsList , as well as the supply chain solution Arena Exchange, all aiming to enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and simplify bills of ma Read More...
PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?
The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a

analyze plm functions  Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It? PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It? Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 26, 2003 Introduction Often it's the simplest questions that have the most complicated answers. What appears to be a simple question, Does industry matter when looking for a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? leads to an interesting discussion instead of a simple answer. If you are looking for the short answer, the answer is Absolutely yes! But the answer is also Probably not. T Read More...
SAP PLM
SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep

analyze plm functions  PLM SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The Read More...
CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a

analyze plm functions  PLM fray). Then, I analyzed the advantages of the second PLM group: the Big Three  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  vendors - SAP, Oracle , and Infor ( NGC Software would be an ERP and PLM combination in the fashion/apparel industry). Part 2 analyzed the typical shortcomings of ERP-based PLM offerings and concluded with the current state of affairs of PLM implementations . In a nutshell, the reality is that PLM implementations have yet to produce clear  return on investment (ROI)  and a PLM Read More...
What Can PLM Offer for SMBs?
Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions

analyze plm functions  Can PLM Offer for SMBs? Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions . The main topic of this seminar was about how small & medium businesses (SMBs) can start and advance their PLM practices. After the seminar, I kept thinking about what the PLM industry can offer for SMBs. PLM used to be a luxury for large enterprises. Is the PLM industry ready to accommodate the increasing demands from Read More...
The Changing PLM User Landscape
Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution

analyze plm functions  Changing PLM User Landscape Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution for the upscale market in industries such as aerospace and automotive. However, recently PLM has become more approachable for smaller-sized businesses in more industries. It is not difficult to have this impression when you see increasing versions of PLM solutions targeting small and medium business (SMB) and Read More...
Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry
“I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product

analyze plm functions  Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry “I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC certification. In recent Read More...
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and

analyze plm functions  Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive Software Evaluation Report incorporates the criteria of TEC's other Read More...

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