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What Could Process Manufacturers Do Better in PLM?
Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle

graphic design sample  solutions such as Kodak Graphic Communications Group ’s Design2Launch or KALLIK AMS360 , companies can manage design, proofing, and printing of accurate labels, minimize scrapped or obsolete label costs, protect their brand, and minimize the risk of label inaccuracy based recalls. As companies strive to eliminate excessive packaging content and weight and/or increase the percentage of recycled content (to reduce environmentally-unfriendly landfill content), primary and secondary packaging design

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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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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement


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graphic design sample  interactive windows, data and graphic views. It can give you multiple, simultaneous views into the database. Through the use of software objects, a library of which should be built into your system, you can bring information into focus at the very moment you need it. Customer information, system functions, and Microsoft® applications are but a few examples of the many self-contained applets (mini applications) that will need to be called from anywhere in your ERP system to streamline any area of your Read More

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Many companies struggle to adapt to their ever-changing workforce, as employees start the job and then leave for better offers. Competition is fierce—and retaining highly skilled job candidates has never been more difficult. In order to achieve their business goals and stay competitive, many companies are turning to integrated talent management (ITM). Find out how you can get started on your ITM development plan today.

graphic design sample  user dashboards leverage familiar graphic designs, single-click workflows and even Web 2.0 experiences to make using the ITM tools as user-friendly as possible. For instance, through the employee dashboard, workers could search for open positions and indicate their interest in the job, compare their skills with the requirements for different jobs and work on their career plans, and sign up for training through the LMS. The managers' dashboards show equally relevant data. For example, Plateau Systems' Read More

Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage


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Llamasoft Keeps Supply Chain Design Relevant


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