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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

cad is cam is cae is plm is  CAD files management and CAD Integrations, product portfolio management, project management, customer needs/feedback management, resource management, strategic sourcing/approved vendors list management, design collaboration, 2D and 3D visualization, change management & quality assurance, and others in addition to traditional engineering applications like PDM, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer aided engineering (CAE). In other words, the PLM market is still in its infancy compared to

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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 management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint


There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking thanks to various factors driving the market. Currently, however, the difference still matters in the solution selection process.

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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. 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

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Omnify Empower PLM


The Omnify product lifecycle management (PLM) system provides a single location for all members of design and manufacturing teams to share information for designing, manufacturing, and supporting products. Omnify Empower allows visibility into the entire product development process by managing the complete product record including component data, bills of materials (BOMs), engineering changes, documentation, projects, quality assurance and corrective and preventative action (CAPA), and training requirements information. The system is designed to manage product content information such as BOMs, component attributes, design drawings, datasheets, and vendor (manufacturer and supplier) information. It automates requesting, tracking, and executing changes on product information. Omnify leverages an organization’s current environment for implementation without interruption to existing processes. The Omnify PLM solution is built on the Microsoft.NET Framework and supplies out-of-the-box, bi-directional interfaces with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools, and enterprise application systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), materials resource planning (MRP), and customer relationship managment (CRM).  

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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from

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Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry?


Most ERP applications have three major components: manufacturing, distribution, and finance. For process manufacturing, quality management is so embedded in all the processes that it also becomes a core requirement. This white paper discusses the process manufacturing paradigm and provides a guideline for any process manufacturing company that needs to identify ERP system requirements most suitable for their business.

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When Passwords Aren't Enough: The Need for Strong Online Authentication That Is Easy to Use


For public-facing Web sites or those with a large consumer audience, finding a way to implement strong security that is easy to use is a great challenge. This paper examines the security threats associated with weak authentication practices on the Web, why businesses need to strengthen online authentication, and new approaches for delivering one-time passwords and two-factor authentication. Increase your Web site security now.

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Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth


For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

This white paper looks at the importance of cash flow management, especially vital for mid-market companies in the current economic landscape. Due to their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial cushion than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error, a thinner cushion for tough financial situations, and a smaller investment pool for funding growth.

Download the guide for more information on why you should optimize supply chain operations to improve cash flow, including explanations on how seeking out supply chain efficiencies, managing cash flow through managing inventory, and investing in new technologies can help your bottom line.

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Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?


Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start preparing your business for the return of the bull market. Discover how a well-tuned WMS can help your business reduce labor costs, improve inventory management, attain more accurate shipments, improve space allocation, and increase customer satisfaction.

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Aras and Minerva Win Another PLM Deal


Aras, the leading enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced that ABB Epyon, a provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras Innovator and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva.

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When Is Talent Management Really Right for Your Business?


Many organizations realize that developing and managing talented employees is integral to the success of their business. But how do you know whether your company is ready for talent management? And if so, how do you go about actually managing your talent? In this article, TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Sherry Fox answers these questions and outlines an approach to an effective talent management initiative.

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