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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

consumer product  Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Sour

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Managing Product Innovation


Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies thus make ill-informed decisions that turn into costly mistakes. The challenge is to establish a front-end process that nurtures profitable innovation and maximizes portfolio value in light of resource constraints, portfolio balance, and strategic alignment.

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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)


New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is responsible for revenues, few companies assign an owner for the whole process. Instead, it is usually driven through a series of functional “silos,” causing delay—and the loss of the original market requirements.

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Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers


Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires sophisticated inventory management and optimization tools for the consumer goods supply chain.

consumer product  (F&B) and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers that supply the major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges, along with a tough competitive environment. This holds true whether the product is food, drink, personal care, cleaning products, or any other product stocked and sold by supermarkets. The customers—huge, powerful, and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured to-order, with lead times often measured in hours rather than days or Read More

Dassault’s Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours


Product lifecycle management (PLM) for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) is usually seen as a lighter version of more complex systems used by manufacturing companies to design sophisticated industrial products. Dassault Systèmes is one of the few vendors to offer PLM solutions that specifically address customer experience in retail. In this article, TEC analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu shows you how retailers can use the Dassault Systèmes solution for customer experience.

consumer product  Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours Product lifecycle management (PLM) for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) is usually seen as a lighter version of more complex systems used by manufacturing companies to design sophisticated industrial products. Most PLM vendors focus on retailers that are also manufacturing the products they sell, thus making product development the core of their PLM offering for retail. Other features are sometimes present, such as sourcing (used to Read More

Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues


Product activation is a popular approach for securing software licenses. However, software developers need to understand all the requirements for a capable activation system, from the license models they’ll need to support, to how to deal with the corner-case customer environments. Learn about the obvious, and not-so-obvious, issues software developers need to consider as they select a product activation system.

consumer product  Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues Agilis's Orion Network Licensing Platform is a complete product activation solution, since Orion allows software vendors to accommodate all their varying user environments: network-connected, partially-connected, firewall-protected and disconnected, while retaining full licensing flexibility and security across all these user scenarios. Source: Agilis Software Resources Related to Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think Read More

How Is a Bad Product Developed?


There are multiple answers for how a bad product is developed; many of them are rooted in myopia in the development process. This morning, when I was leaving a subway station through a tunnel, a billboard caught my eye. Actually, at first glance, I was kind of scared by the weird eye of one of the women in the picture. A second look revealed that the weird eye was a bolt (on top of a washer

consumer product  using them in packing consumer goods risks being a design sin. Above are good examples of what will happen if you don’t have a lifecycle perspective in product development. Recent years have seen increasing adoption of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. The beauty of the PLM approach is the holistic view of the entire product lifecycle. Even if it is not a good time for an organization to implement a PLM system, at least it can be PLM-minded. Read More

Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete RFI/RFP Template


Product Data Management (PDM), Engineering Change Order and Technology Transfer, Design Collaboration, Process and Project Management, Product Technology

consumer product  PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete RFI/RFP Template The Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 769 features and functions found in Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete software solutions. This Core PLM for Discrete Industries Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete software selection projects. Features and functions included in t Read More

Where is Oracle in the Product Lifecycle Management Software Market?


Oracle is in the processing of developing their product lifecycle management capabilities. The question is whether they will accomplish this through the acquisition of a pure-play PLM vendor, or through internal technology development.

consumer product  defense (A&D), automotive, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods (CPG), government, high-technology, healthcare, and life sciences industries. However, the product is not as deep in certain verticals as the products of best-of-breed vendors focused on specific verticals. Does an Acquisition Make Sense? A look at the PLM software vendor landscape reveals a paucity of choices. If Oracle were to acquire a pure-play PLM vendor, they would want to acquire a significant player with considerable depth and Read More

What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development?


Bringing all product stakeholders in a tighter loop within the entire product life cycle is one of the main strategies of the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Following this idea, letting the customers (those who pay for and/or use the product) get involved as early as possible in the product design and development phases provides many benefits, including: more ideas for innovation,

consumer product  applications available for the consumer market (e.g., 3DVIA Shape , also from Dassault Systèmes). Even better, 3-D can now go mobile. When I was at Dassault Systèmes DEVCON 2009 two weeks ago, the development team showed the 3-D capabilities (displaying 3-D models) of an iPhone. If you want to know more detail, this blog post gives an interesting example showing how convenient mobile 3-D can be for consumers. Web 2.0 While 3-D visibility enriches the content exchanged between manufacturers and customers Read More

TARGIT BI Product Certified


Recently, I met over the Web with TARGIT’s Ruben Knudsen and Ulrik Pedersen, along with some TEC cohorts to verify TARGIT’S BI product.  TARGIT had  completed a TEC-designed RFI containing a list of BI capabilities that every BI vendor could support  “out of the box.” The RFI is a common list of BI capabilities that we send to all BI vendors, and from the long list of TARGIT responses, we chose

consumer product  BI Product Certified Recently, I met over the Web with TARGIT’s Ruben Knudsen and Ulrik Pedersen, along with some TEC cohorts to verify TARGIT’S BI product.  TARGIT had  completed a TEC-designed RFI containing a list of BI capabilities that every BI vendor could support  “out of the box.” The RFI is a common list of BI capabilities that we send to all BI vendors, and from the long list of TARGIT responses, we chose 172 entries for them to demonstrate. Without missing a beat, TARGIT Read More

Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset


Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the inefficient flow of information has frequently led to delays in product delivery. To remedy the situation, product development groups are shifting to a more holistic digital mindset using digital business models, processes, and tools. By embracing digital like never before, product developers can become fully integrated digital businesses and, therefore, well positioned to be more competitive.

consumer product  or sales analytics and consumer feedback to guide your products and services portfolio decisions such as which products to nurture and sustain?   Do you leverage digital platforms to capture customer feedback and analytics, and loop that information back into your product development?   Do you use digital tools to collaborate across the company—engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and service—and simulate manufacturing processes?   Are you using “new” digital platforms, such as social media Read More

Product Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and "Greener" Products


For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation to seizing competitive advantage.

consumer product  Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and Greener Products For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation Read More

Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template


Integration with Back-Office Systems, Product Information Repository, Data Distribution and Synchronization, Employee Productivity, Application Technology

consumer product  Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template The Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 251 features and functions found in Product Information Management (PIM) software solutions. This Product Information Management (PIM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Product Information Management (PIM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Product Information Read More

Microsoft Introduces New Consumer Electronics-Plus Era


Don't expect to see this all happen in the year 2000, much software development must occur and standards must be decided upon prior to generic consumer electronic integration.

consumer product  Introduces New Consumer Electronics-Plus Era Event Summary LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In a keynote address at CES 2000 International, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) Chairman and CEO Bill Gates demonstrated a new era in consumer electronics that will give consumers personalized, convenient access to their favorite music, news, entertainment, family photos, personal calendars and e-mail through an array of consumer electronics including televisions, telephones, home and car stereos, Read More