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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

plm as a lever for profitability what is the key  they need to take PLM to the next step beyond product data management (PDM) and collaborative design, i.e., beyond the technical and transactional layers of PLM. Manufacturers are looking to use PPM tools to help them answer questions such as the following: What are the operational cost tradeoffs to expanding the design performance or increasing the number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) when offering additional product features? How do the results of alpha-beta customer tests or recent market data affect

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