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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot

design plm  business acumen (beyond the design bureaus) than the aforementioned engineering-heavy PLM providers. Experience has taught us that companies choosing SAP, Infor, or Oracle for PLM consider manufacturing or supply chain resource planning to be much more important to their businesses than product development. CIOs and/or IT managers typically drive the evaluation and selection of the PLM solution when ERP vendors win over  alternatives. Bidirectional ERP and application level integrations as well as the po

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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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The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

design plm  parametric search tools and design collaboration can compress the development time. If time to production volume is as important as time to market, then speeding up the handoffs between R&D and manufacturing might help, particularly if outsourced manufacturers are involved. The following table highlights some typical goals in PLM programs, some different approaches to attaining the value, and then some of the tools or solutions that can be used to help. This is not an exhaustive list, but a quick example Read More

Agile PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

design plm  models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. Read More

Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

design plm  and compliance, visual merchandising, design and product developments, and core PLM functionality for fashion/retail industries. Users of Lectra Fashion PLM have the advantage of also being able to use Lectra's other sector-specific solutions such as Kaledo®, Modaris®, and Optiplan®, which are now integrated with it. Although Lectra Fashion PLM also interfaces with other design applications and enterprise software, the synergy between its own PLM solution and its other CAD-CAM applications is unparall Read More

PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives


It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And the choices as to which software tools or system an organization should employ in its initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of its current PLM system.

design plm  lifecycle system , product design , PDM , PDM system , PLCM , PLCM system , PLM system , PLM , CAx , CAx system , PPM , PPM system , MPM , MPM system . Executive Summary Product Lifecycle Management as a strategic initiative is a growing issue faced many manufacturers. Organizations however often approach the issue of PLM from a software centric perspective that may result in lower than expected return-on- investment. Some organization may even focus on PLM improvements that do not present the greatest po Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Portfolio


The DS PLM solution suite is embodied in four key brands—CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, and SIMULIA—which form one of the industry’s most comprehensive PLM software portfolios. Used separately or collectively, the vendor’s proven applications define, simulate, and optimize all products, processes, and resources in an all-3D environment powered by an open development platform. With DS PLM V5 solutions, all business processes are linked together—including change management, activity and time management, asset management, and more. By enabling employees to collaborate in real time while accessing and sharing the same up-to-date information, companies can increase communication and speed modification, as well as approval processes. As a result, all organizational groups and processes–from design through marketing to maintenance–can share, reuse, and enhance product information in the pursuit of an optimum business strategy. For Virtual Product Design: CATIA CATIA enables users to simulate the entire range of the industrial design process, from concept to product design, analysis, and assembly. The CATIA product line covers all types of design and engineering needs and seamlessly integrates with the vendor’s other brands. For Virtual Production: DELMIA DELMIA enables manufacturers to digitally plan, create, monitor, and control production and maintenance processes. DELMIA applications provide complete coverage of manufacturing processes. For a Global Collaborative Environment: ENOVIA ENOVIA addresses user requirements across the full spectrum of product and business processes, from small-scale teams to extended enterprises with many thousands of users. The ENOVIA portfolio consists of three product lines: • ENOVIA VPLM—management of highly complex product, resource, and manufacturing processes in medium and large extended enterprises • ENOVIA MatrixOne—collaborative product development business processes for enterprises across a wide range of industries, including synchronicity for semiconductor design data management • ENOVIA SmarTeam—collaborative product data management for small to medium businesses, engineering departments of larger organizations, and across supply chains For Virtual Testing: SIMULIA By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that enables engineers and scientists to improve product performance, reduce the number of physical prototypes, and drive innovation.  

design plm  organizational groups and processes–from design through marketing to maintenance–can share, reuse, and enhance product information in the pursuit of an optimum business strategy. For Virtual Product Design: CATIA CATIA enables users to simulate the entire range of the industrial design process, from concept to product design, analysis, and assembly. The CATIA product line covers all types of design and engineering needs and seamlessly integrates with the vendor’s other brands. For Virtual Read More

Selecting a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business


Selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system can be a challenge if a company is not aware of the options available on the market. But if an organization starts by understanding what the technology should address, and further understands the needs of its unique business and market segment, it can select a PLM tool that makes product development more efficient, and can help transform the organization. Find out how.

design plm  apply to its product design process. Many smaller companies are beginning to look toward implementing PLM software designed for their market segment. In return, several large PLM and ERP vendors are attempting to “scale down” their products to address the PLM needs of the SMB. Unfortunately, because these systems are typically built on their legacy foundations, their heredity does not allow them to adapt easily to the evolving needs of the smaller organization. Moreover, these systems still require Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM?


Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise applications. But a PLM system needs to work hand-in-hand with an enterprise resource planning system, so how can an organization integrate these two enterprise applications, which "speak" in different languages?

design plm  across enterprises. While product design plays a crucial role in the product life cycle, PLM is not just a series of add-on tools for computer-aided engineering (CAE) and product data management (PDM). PLM is a suite of applications that can be used by a company to get the highest value from its products to improve its business results. And like any other new suite of enterprise applications, as learned from supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM), companies may have to Read More

Design for Serviceability


When the product alone was the primary basis of competition, the life of a design engineer was a lot simpler. No more. Design engineers are being asked to make an increasingly complex set of trade-offs, requiring a very cross-functional and inter-enterprise approach to the design process.

design plm  Evolving Role of the Design Engineer When the product alone was the primary basis of competition, the life of a design engineer used to be a lot simpler. If you completed your project on time, within budget, and met the functional spec , you were golden. No more. Design engineers are being asked to make an increasingly complex set of trade-offs (performance versus manufacturability versus ease-of-use versus material cost versus environmental requirements versus time-to-market versus transportation costs Read More

New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality


Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. Quality processes are now directly connected to the product record in Arena PLM, which provides everyone with visibility into quality issues to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate, and resolve product quality problems.

design plm  to control their product designs and collaborate with their supply chains for nearly a decade. Now, Arena Quality provides template-based control over phases, attributes, and terminology to reflect each individual organization's internal quality process. All quality information is embedded within the BOM, where engineers basically live, so nothing gets overlooked (emailed notifications are shown in the Arena Quality dashboard). Read More

Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM


At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

design plm  and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator . Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers. Available now in limited release, Infor PLM Innovator will provide the Infor 10x user experience and be integrated through Infor ION with the Infor SyteLine and Infor LN Read More

Data-driven Design


Creating and maintaining a successful digital experience that drives business results requires the right research insight, design, technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes.

design plm  driven Design Creating and maintaining a successful digital experience that drives business results requires the right research insight, design, technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes. Read More

Siemens PLM Software Acquires Camstar MES


Siemens PLM Software recently announced an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc., one of the proven market leaders in enterprise manufacturing execution systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor, and medical device industries.

design plm  PLM Software Acquires Camstar MES Siemens PLM Software recently announced an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc. , one of the proven market leaders in enterprise manufacturing execution systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor, and medical device industries.   This move represents the latest step in Siemens’ Read More