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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries
Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a

design mrp  Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries S. McVey - April 23, 2001 Introduction What the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour it makes up for in complexity. Software companies have for decades used technology to automate business processes found in discrete manufacturing, becoming giants by selling their products to the Dells , GMs , and Toshibas of the world. In discrete

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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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