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Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part One: Event Summary
According to the early signs, it appears that key elements of Webplan's business plan are producing results with dividends. These elements involve positioning

lifecycle bicycle  (e.g., BI, ERP, product lifecycle management [PLM], manufacturing executions system [MES], enterprise application integration [EAI], warehouse management system [WMS], etc.) offered by the above application vendors, to provide advanced real time analytics and enhanced decision support capabilities across the organization. Webplan thus believes its above alliances with application partners, systems integrators, and technology providers should make it easier for large and mid-size manufacturers across

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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. 

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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

lifecycle bicycle  in place light product lifecycle management (PLM) more predefined API and XML maps to other systems (for example, shopping cart, EDI, computer-aided design [CAD], etc.) While xTuple ERP deployments feature on average 20 or so users, the question is whether there is a limit to how many users the system can support, or whether there is no limit per se (based on performance, etc.). In fact, xTuple wants to stay away from competing with the bigger guys. To that end, the vendor has not defined an upper Read More

Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


As long as the "old" software is meeting business needs, new technology is not the change driver, which makes building replacement products on a new framework a higher risk strategy. Product functionality still matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science "quantum leap", there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate-success-in-the-market. In fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse.

lifecycle bicycle  and purchase contracts, product lifecycle management [PLM], plant maintenance). Also, while company supports well multisite financial consolidation, it is not quite the case with native multisite advanced planning and scheduling (APS) and supply-chain optimization. In fact, the Dynamic MRP, and ATP/CTP capabilities are limited to a single site, while the recent partnership announcement with Webplan should cater to more complex multisite planning. Given the nascence of the relationship, it might not be Read More

TradeStone Software—Helping Omni-Market Retail Transformation


2013 served as another banner year for merchandise lifecycle management platform provider TradeStone, as the company continued its streak of double digit growth. The vendor signed a number of noteworthy new retailers and further extended its roster by adding new customers in the athletic apparel, office/school supply, and furniture markets.

lifecycle bicycle  London, provides a merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) platform that brings together retailers, their suppliers, and channel customers. Retailers such as American Eagle Outfitters, Belk, Boots, Family Dollar, Groupe Dynamite, Guitar Center, Kohl’s, Le Chateau, Macy’s, N Brown Group, Pacific Sunwear, Shoprite, and Urban Outfitters use TradeStone’s solutions to help them bring innovative and profitable products to market at required high speeds.   2013 served as another banner year for Read More

Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors


An enterprise that wants to shift to a global product development strategy must invest in modern product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Therefore, the PLM software market could be on the edge of a significant growth cycle.

lifecycle bicycle  a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors Originally published - December 12, 2005 Nearly all leading product lifecycle management (PLM) software vendors argue that companies can now leverage globalization, outsourcing, and Web-based collaboration technologies to gain tremendous growth potential. Nonetheless, this relatively new phenomenon has been a long time in the making, as the following history of offshoring reveals. In the 1980s, offshore manufacturing became commonplace, as manufacturing Read More

PTC Windchill 10 for Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report


PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of core product lifecycle management (PLM) for discrete industries solutions in the Core PLM for Discrete Industries 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.

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Prodika PLM Solutions


Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Prototyping.Prodika solutions are delivered as managed application services based on the Microsoft .NET platform and a service-oriented architecture. Deployed around the world, Prodika solutions natively support product specifications and collaborative PLM processes in all languages, cultures, and currencies.

lifecycle bicycle  Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Read More

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Asset Lifecycle Management


Oracle | JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Asset Lifecycle Management (formerly PeopleSoft) focuses on tactical execution and provides the visibility and tools to help drive value across the asset lifecycle. From capital planning and budgeting, to procurement and operations, to maintenance and repair, PeopleSoft's integrated asset lifecycle management (ALM) solutions can help manage the vital pieces of equipment in plants, construction sites, or across corporate real estate facilities.

lifecycle bicycle  Edwards EnterpriseOne Asset Lifecycle Management Oracle | JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Asset Lifecycle Management (formerly PeopleSoft) focuses on tactical execution and provides the visibility and tools to help drive value across the asset lifecycle. From capital planning and budgeting, to procurement and operations, to maintenance and repair, PeopleSoft's integrated asset lifecycle management (ALM) solutions can help manage the vital pieces of equipment in plants, construction sites, or across corporate re Read More

PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First


This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the implementation scope, system integration, acquisition method, and so on before strategizing their PLM migration plans.

lifecycle bicycle  life cycle—even a product lifecycle management (PLM) system. No matter how excited and satisfied you were when your PLM (or its predecessor, product data management [PDM]) system was up and running, as time passed you started to notice that your current system was becoming a constraint. It became an obstacle to continuously raise your organization’s performance. At a certain point, when the current system became more and more unbearable despite the minor updates, shopping for a new PLM solution Read More

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Long Lifecycle Supply Assurance: Ensuring Perpetual Supply of Complex Systems


For manufacturers of long lifecycle products, the challenge of ensuring perpetual supply is complicated by the prospect of unpredictable supplier turnover and the accelerating obsolescence of vital parts and materials. This white paper discusses JDA Software’s vision for the practices and technology required to ensure perpetual supply for products with extended lifespans and highly complex BOMs, and offers recommendations.

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