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The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing

data flow diagram of library process  high-level processes, and manage data between various disparate systems. Domain experts could be empowered to solve production problems immediately on the shop floor. The (Missing) Supply Chain Opportunity The business challenge, which can thus be turned into opportunity, comes from the fact that selling and fulfillment across an extended supply chain have become quite complex. Namely, the words “multiple” and “cross-channel” have become part of the complicated game, starting with multiple

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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