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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

cad comparative  graphics performance of mechanical CAD workstations. What we now find is that, in addition to industry/consortium-originated benchmarks, tests are developed by non-vendor groups. A key example is the ZDNet eTesting Labs a.k.a Ziff-Davis Media Benchmarks (formerly known as Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation [ZDBOp] and the suite of benchmarks they have built. ZD is Ziff-Davis, publisher of computer-related magazines such as PC Magazine , PC Week , and PC Computing . ZDBOp currently provides and oversees

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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cad comparative  V5 Connector to manage CAD files, associated product data and collaborative design processes. This win for Aras is notable for prevailing over a leading PLM provider with a stronghold in the heavy industrial vehicle engine technology market. The Aras Innovator suite was selected for being much faster to implement than traditional market-leading PLM solutions and for its flexibility to change post implementation. Read More

PLM Road Map 2009: What to Expect?


I went through the agenda of the PLM Road Map 2009 (September 22 and 23, in Detroit, Michigan [US]) when I submitted my attendance preferences to conference organizer Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA). Looking at the agenda, I’m convinced that the two-day event is well structured to cover critical issues in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field and to apprehend the future

cad comparative  Teams in breakout sessions. CAD Visibility and Interoperability Managing and controlling product data is an important aspect of PLM, but it is not enough to lock the information (especially computer-aided design [CAD] data) in a vault. A key value in PLM, however, is the ability to extend this data beyond the desktop to other engineers, other departments, and other stakeholders–primarily customers and suppliers. I’m expecting that Dr. Ken Versprille’s session CAD/Visualization Trends: Dealing with Read More

PLM Review: PTC Windchill ProductPoint


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Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 2


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cad comparative  as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood except the geekiest of PLM geeks. This perception was justified, to an extent. After all, PLM and CAD tools can be complicated, engineers and designers tend to operate in highly specialized environments, and there's a common misconception that PLM addresses execution rather than innovation. But after attending the PLM Innovation 2012 conference two months ago, I realized that PLM is starting to g Read More

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cad comparative  management (PDM) systems. While CAD involves the use of high-resolution graphics in product design activities, allowing the quick evaluation and modification of the designer's intent, PDM systems were originally developed as merely vaults for storing and updating data. These on-line vaults replaced paper-based processes and information storage with a single, centralized data repository that enables authorized users throughout a company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they Read More

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cad comparative  the tendency of combining CAD and non-CAD products, which gives our competitors a size advantage. However, that hasn’t kept us from winning more than 20 large customers over our larger competitors. One of the most recent and significant ones was Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation (HKMC) , one of the largest and fastest-growing automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We call these Domino wins because they involve some of largest discrete manufacturing companies in the world c Read More

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development


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cad comparative  customer-specific requirements. By developing CAD product models that incorporate design rules and flexibility, the order-specific design work can be more easily automated. For example, the number and spacing of the grids in a window should be calculated based on the window dimensions, as should the number and location of the window latches. If three-dimensional CAD models are used for these calculations, the engineering automation can also include the dynamic generation of production-ready drawings and Read More

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cad comparative  designs from Autodesk's pervasive CAD software with Microsoft's ERP solutions through the Autodesk Vault design data/engineering data management (EDM) software, giving these companies a way to easily connect the engineering teams that design products with the operations teams that manufacture them. Consequently, the companies' mutual customers should be able to more easily track product data by linking the engineering bill of materials (EBOMs) and engineering change orders (ECOs) that will be created Read More

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