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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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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

implementations plm  of affairs of PLM implementations . In a nutshell, the reality is that PLM implementations have yet to produce clear  return on investment (ROI)  and a PLM implementation often means a compartmentalized  product data management (PDM)  implementation in an engineering department, with not many instituted collaborative PLM processes across other departments and trading partners. My post concluded that in spite of the elusive benefits from PLM collaboration, switching from one PLM system for another one Read More

High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process


Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous verification process by TEC research analysts—providing independent confirmation that the solutions live up to functionality claims made by the vendor. With a high failure rate of software implementations (TEC reports that up to 70 percent fail to meet objectives), vendors are responding to the demands of their prospects and clients for more clarity and certainty in their software selection processes.

implementations plm  Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process TEC Certification assures buyers that software lives up to vendor claims Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous Read More

The Changing PLM User Landscape


Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution for the upscale market in industries such as aerospace and automotive. However, recently PLM has become more approachable for smaller-sized businesses in more industries. It is not difficult to have this impression when you see increasing

implementations plm  requirements of their PLM implementations based on further verified PLM initiative information from the PLM Evaluation Center. I hope you will enjoy the forthcoming reports on this study. Read More

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 management (PLM) software market for process industries (i.e., food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) has not been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete widgets manufacturing and

implementations plm  nature of most PLM implementations and/or limited usage of the PLM system and data outside the R&D department, most companies fall back on using Microsoft Office applications or complex reporting methods. Without proper rules to identify reportable changes, manufacturers will likely be swamped with unnecessary product documentation requests.  With each unnecessary approval process, they will inevitably increase their  time to market (TTM) . Even with these workarounds in place, maintaining the Read More

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


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implementations plm  of Affairs of PLM Implementations Indications are, and recent user surveys show, that PLM systems (including CAD, CAM, CAE, and MES) rarely meet all of their touted expectations. Instead of arguing about systems and their origins, many PLM constituents would prefer to discuss how to help customers solve the major problems of bringing products to the market faster, more efficiently, and compliant. The reality is that a PLM implementation often means a product data management (PDM) implementation in an Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report


The PLM product Lectra Fashion PLM (V2R2) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in TEC's PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

implementations plm  Fashion PLM V2R2 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report The PLM product Lectra Fashion PLM (V2R2) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in TEC''s PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More

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A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

implementations plm  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

implementations plm  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. 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 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

implementations 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

PLM for the Retail Industry


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

implementations plm  for the Retail Industry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

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implementations plm  ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations Are ERP and PLM Speaking the Same Language? Costs are an excellent example of semantic confusion. Accountants know that cost is a not a single characteristic of an item but a category of characteristics. Without answering a series of questions about the cost, the meaning of it is vague. Is the cost the procurement cost from the supplier? Does it include shipping? Does it include tax and duty? Does it include internal overhead, or is it just direct Read More

Out-of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry


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implementations plm  of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the supply chain, collaborate with subcontractors, and minimize development time. Learn about product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions that provide the right data management functionality for electronics manufacturers. Read More

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