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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation
This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

cycle time reduction  we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the success rate of new products Increasing the profitability of products Increasing return on assets Accelerating

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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis


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cycle time reduction  visibility into the life cycle of each promotion, allowing them to plan with more accuracy the next time and achieve greater ROI. BUILD A STRONGER FUTURE THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY Particularly now, it is imperative that companies rethink the way they segment and support their best customers ' and then adjust their operations accordingly. Moreover, these difficult times require that even the most judicious business strategy be carried out with lean efficiency and razor-sharp execution. Contrary to popular Read More

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cycle time reduction  testing Compress the release cycle time Slash the number of defects released to the field Cut the time developers spend fixing bugs reported from the field Reduce the number of fixes or interim releases required by the field Decrease the need for additional helpline and maintenance personnel Increase the productivity of the development group   MYTH: Manual testing will be eliminated by implementing automated testing. REALITY: The reality is that no organization will be able to eliminate the need for Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


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cycle time reduction  UGS Summary Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) techniques have proven of great value to many companies. The benefits include reduced time to market, gains in engineering productivity, increased revenue, increased reuse, reduction of redesign activity. However, the PLM products available from the vast majority of vendors must be considered Discrete PLM products, not suitable for process companies. Now, Process PLM solutions are becoming available. Part two of this three part series will look at some Read More

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The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

cycle time reduction  The key purpose of cycle counting is to identify items in error, thus triggering research, identification, and elimination of the cause of the errors. Most WMS systems also support radio frequency (RF) communications, allowing near real-time data transfer between the system and warehouse personnel. These systems aim at maximizing space and minimizing material handling by automating put-away processes. It also uses enhanced picking strategies aimed at speeding product movement by determining the most Read More

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In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is needed.

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Is ERP Through SaaS Ready for Prime Time?


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J.D. Edwards' CEO Retires Again; This Time For Good?


Having seemingly paved a solid ground for its successor, it is likely that this time J.D. Edwards founder and CEO Ed McVaney might not have to come back from oblivion like in 2000

cycle time reduction  D. Edwards' CEO Retires Again; This Time For Good? Event Summary On January 3, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), a provider of collaborative enterprise business applications, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert M. Dutkowsky as president and CEO, replacing C. Edward McVaney, the Company's founder and long-time leader, who is retiring. Although McVaney's retirement has been happening for several years and was actually even postponed when erstwhile successor Doug Massingill left Read More

Time for an A/P Makeover


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cycle time reduction  2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management While there were many similarities between the KronosWorks 2011 and KronosWorks 2010 user events (see blog post on Kronos’ 2010 user conference ), attending Kronos Inc. ’s 2011 user conference was worthwhile nonetheless. Kronos knows full well that its customers’ (labor) time is money, and the company specializes in workforce management (WFM) software, which ensures that a company’s employees complete their assigned jobs and Read More

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