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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
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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...
 

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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

manufacturing product roadmaps  resource planning (ERP) , manufacturing execution system (MES), etc. But while I might have drunk SAP’s “bigger SCM picture” Kool-Aid, I am aware that the devil is always in the details (and that the proof of the pudding is in the eating). Time will only tell whether and how SAP will deliver on its ambitious vision and product roadmaps as well as how its customers will accept these still unproven solutions and concepts whenever they become generally available. I agree  with Lora Cecere’s recent

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Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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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...

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CDC Software + Consona = Aptean (Or: New Bottles for Old Wines)


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Premium Product Manager


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Primary Metal Manufacturing


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manufacturing product roadmaps  Metal Manufacturing The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, Read More

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manufacturing product roadmaps  the Future for PCB Manufacturing Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset? Read More

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