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Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

glossary plm  Part One of this glossary covers the terms from accounts payable through Internet. For terms not covered here see The Lexicon of CRM Part 1: From A to I , Part 2: From J to Q , and Part 3: From R to Z . Just-in-Time through Order Entry just-in-time (JIT) : A philosophy of manufacturing based on planned elimination of all waste and continuous improvement of productivity. It encompasses the successful execution of all manufacturing activities required to produce final product, from design engineering to Read More...
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 manage...
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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution
Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on

glossary plm  future. *There is a Glossary for the terms italicized throughout this article. Capacity Planning The reason for ERP vendors tackling SCM first might be the fact that, to circumvent MRP II's capacity planning limitations, planners have long turned to various ways of off-line (at first, given today's increasing use of memory resident, real-time systems) capacity planning: either manually, with the help of spreadsheet programs, or with the help of relatively new APS systems. APS systems were originally Read More...
What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

glossary plm  [italics added] Gartner’s IT Glossary defines MES as a computerized system that formalizes production methods and procedures within the manufacturing environment, providing online tools to execute work orders. The term is generally used to encompass any manufacturing system not already classified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) or open control system [OCS—a manufacturing system that is based on a set of commercially available, standards-based technologies, and that permits the open exchange Read More...
Zumba Fitness Selects Lectra Fashion PLM
Zumba Fitness, LLC has decided to implement Lectra Fashion PLM to manage its active wear line.

glossary plm  Fitness Selects Lectra Fashion PLM Zumba Fitness, LLC has decided to implement Lectra Fashion PLM to manage its active wear line. As a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment, and culture into a workout, Zumba classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography for a total-body workout. Founded in 2001, the company reports more than 15 million weekly participants in over 200,000 locations around the world.   The lifestyle brand also designs, develops, and sells Read More...
Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions
NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and

glossary plm  Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) has a long history of serving the fashion industry. After adding Web-based product lifecycle managemen t (PLM) and sourcing and production systems ( e-PLM and e-SPS , respectively), to the product portfolio, the company became closer to being a one-stop-shop for its target customers. Seeing the increase in PLM adoption in the fashion industry and NGC's recent achievements in the fashion PLM area, I decided to create Read More...
Yanmar Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM
Yanmar Energy Systems, a manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, selects the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) solution

glossary plm  Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM Yanmar Energy Systems , a division of Yanmar Co., Ltd. and a leading manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, recently selected the Aras Innovator solution suite for enterprise product information and process management. The system’s functionality includes computer aided design (CAD) file management, document management, engineering change management, workflow, as well as secure file exchange across the multilingual extended enterprise.   This Read More...
Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry
“I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product

glossary plm  Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry “I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC certification. In recent y Read More...
Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration
Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data

glossary plm  Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries. Source: PTC Read More...
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

glossary plm  MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations How Magik! Fits with MAPICS For over two years or so, MAPICS , Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global solution provider of extended enterprise applications for discrete manufacturers after acquiring its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS to Leap Forward in a Frontstep Way ), has shown both signs of significant changes and a persist number of historically recognizable and invariant tenets of operation. During Read More...
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

glossary plm  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. Read More...
SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions
This year, product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility

glossary plm  PLM: Outlook and Predictions This year, product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility of generating more synergies between enterprise search and PLM, more intuitive decision support in design and engineering, connectivity between direct modeling and history-based modeling in computer-aided design (CAD), social product development in the cloud, etc. Although most of these initiatives need more time Read More...
Fashion PLM RFP Template Available
TEC analyst, Kurt Chen, recently completed work on a new research segment covering product lifecycle management (PLM) selection criteria for the fashion

glossary plm  PLM RFP Template Available TEC analyst, Kurt Chen , recently completed work on a new research segment covering product lifecycle management (PLM) selection criteria for the fashion industry. Soon we'll announce the launch of fashion and retail industry-specific models in our online PLM Evaluation Center . However, I'd like to point out that as of today you can purchase a template of the functional criteria companies in textile and fashion industries frequently need in order to develop an RFP for a Read More...
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

glossary plm  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. Read More...
TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player
A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as

glossary plm  Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player Thirty years ago, Michael Porter introduced three best generic strategies —cost leadership, differentiation, and market segmentation (or focus)—in his 1980 book Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analysing Industries and Competitors . Since then, these three strategies have helped explain numerous success stories in the business world. While looking at Lectra with Porter’s theory in mind, I had to accredit market segmentation as a winning strategy for 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

glossary plm  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 Read More...

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