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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1
Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems, based in Folsom, California (US

design ilm  while the owner and design teams provide oversight. ILM operational processes and business data in the Build phase are: contracts & changes, scheduling, bidding and buyout, design distribution, and requests for information (RFIs) & submittals. And finally, during the Operate phase, the owner takes over the newly completed facility and manages this new asset through preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance. ILM operational processes and business data in this phase are: asset management,

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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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My PLM Video Playlist on YouTube


A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We'll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of links to freely available ones from YouTube. Although YouTube mainly serves as a source of entertainment, there are videos for other purposes as well. After a little searching and watching, here is my playlist of YouTube videos related to

design ilm  integrated environment of computer-aided design (CAD) and product data management (PDM). Carl Bass Anti-PLM Rap : Having this anti-PLM video as part of my playlist doesn’t mean I agree with the opinions in the video. However, it shows a different voice from the PLM vendor community. For more information about Autodesk’s anti-PLM positioning a few years ago and its more recent expansion to the PLM area, please read Oleg Shilovitsky’s blog post PLM for Individuals— Integrate or Die? . These videos Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III


Part I of this series analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need and interest by convening a separate “track” that

design ilm  and editorial coverage for design and construction professionals. Founded by James H. McGraw, Frederick W. Dodge, and Clinton Sweet over 100 years ago, today the firm has about 1,200 employees and serves over one million customers within the US$5 trillion global construction community. The company’s goal is to provide construction information to the private sector, government, and financial community and to help the industry players save time, money, and energy. In his session Mr. Young shared his Read More

The Grape Escape 2011 Roundup


Although this year Judith Rothrock could not attend herself, she’s the driving force behind the annual JRocket Marketing Grape Escape® industry analyst event, now in its 11th year. As always, this year’s Grape Escape was a well-organized event hosting some key industry players. It afforded me and my colleague Gabriel Gheorghiu another opportunity to meet the software vendors who are JRocket

design ilm  software products are usually designed and developed in such a way to easily accommodate a business change of any nature that their clients might face. It can be a compliance regulation change, a merger or acquisition, an accounting standards modification, or simply a change of the current business structure such as one that any viable business performs from time to time to increase its competitiveness. UNIT4 offers products that allow business users to routinely make any necessary changes in Read More

Ask the Experts: Data Purging and System Migration


One reader recently wrote in with this question: "... I wondered if you can point me at any related sites/groups/publications for more established users that discusses, for example migrating between ERP systems, purging ERP data, integrating data from acquired companies into ERP and PLM"We thought we’d take this on ourselves—but see the bottom of this post for more

design ilm  a more complex product design). Historical Data Migration Normally, ERP systems have a built-in provision for creating historical data. When is data transferred to historical archives? Some businesses archive data 24 months old, others do it at 36 months. The move to historical tables is to reduce the number of records in “active tables” so that system response times are reasonable and system backups can be done in the window of time reserved for this operation. Documentation and training This is an Read More

A Zero-defect Design Methodology for Integrated Circuits and Board Designs


India-based design service firms enjoy a substantial share of the global design services business. However, they continue to rely on large client firms to achieve scale. This paper examines semiconductor design outsourcing in diverse client environments, from reputable firms in western countries to established firms in Asia, to startups—and then suggests a unique model for Indian firms to scale up the value chain.

design ilm  Zero-defect Design Methodology for Integrated Circuits and Board Designs India-based design service firms enjoy a substantial share of the global design services business. However, they continue to rely on large client firms to achieve scale. This paper examines semiconductor design outsourcing in diverse client environments, from reputable firms in western countries to established firms in Asia, to startups—and then suggests a unique model for Indian firms to scale up the value chain. Read More

Emerging Services for Wireless Carrier Networks--Design Abstract


The transition to IP A wireless carrier s national or regional next generation core network will be an all-IP network in the sense that IP will be the network layer (L3) protocol. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) will be the transport protocol for all IP-based services, applications, and control and management traffic in the network. Learn more in this white paper.

design ilm  a set of network design and configuration strategies that provide trunk-level transport of global switched telephone traffic distributed over VoIP. Calls may originate from the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) or the (Mobile Switching Center) MSC , and are handed off to the IP network for transport, providing for toll bypass of customer voice traffic, voicemail, and customer care/ call center traffic. Thus allowing for enormous operational cost savings. Virtual Private Networks Virtual Private Read More

Commerce One: Connectivity Improved


During the eLink 2000 conference, Commerce One announced two new partnerships/alliances designed to improve connectivity.

design ilm  collaboration tools. iCollaboration is designed to provide MarketSite customers - Fortune 500 to 2000 buyers - improved customer service levels through order promising, intelligent allocation, and collaboration capabilities. The solution will also provide MarketSite's suppliers with services such as demand visibility and order allocation capabilities, allowing them to more rapidly respond to changing demand. Market Impact When selecting a new application, IT and business professionals almost always ask Read More

Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin


Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more.

design ilm  by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More

Selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain


Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out.

design ilm  lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures


This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries.

design ilm  is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries. Read More

Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss


Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible cost savings and will offset the total cost of ownership of a product lifecycle management system.

design ilm  costs of new product design and initiation (NPDI) are inherently weighted at the front end. Therefore the better job a company does in managing an efficient process toward NPDI will imply considerable cost savings over time. After a product launch, there are additional and significant gains that can be achieved by properly and efficiently managing the product life cycle through product retirement, but the real nugget for most manufacturers lies in the front-end of the product design and development cycle Read More

Case Study: 3form


3form, a manufacturer of resin panels used in high-design architectural projects, chose Infor Visual ERP for its flexibility and customizability to meet 3form's specific needs.

design ilm  resin panels used in high-design architectural projects, chose Infor Visual ERP for its flexibility and customizability to meet 3form's specific needs. Read More

No Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions


Design and implementation service company Razorfish announced its acquisition of broadband and user experience firms.

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