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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot

plm article  and selection of the PLM solution when ERP vendors win over  alternatives. Bidirectional ERP and application level integrations as well as the possibly minimized number of required IT application and infrastructure components are the apparent reasons cited by CIOs. In the case of SAP and Oracle, the standard integration to their MES capabilities (which have lately become more than basic in some industries) is another attractive point. The Visual Enterprise Strategy TEC ’s mid 2011 article entitled

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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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