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Sneak Peek: Enterprise Software 2013
The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013:1. Cloud ComputingWhile cloud computing is becoming mainstream

plm families together  (SCM), CRM, BPM, and PLM vendors will continue to consolidate and expand their functional footprint to surround ERP and peel off its users, until ERP is merely a financial, accounting, and human resources (HR) transactional system of record. To remain the market force, ERP vendors will have to establish a particular industry savvy and expand into some adjacent best-of-breed areas (e.g., as IFS moved into field service management (FSM), or as QAD has its autonomous transportation/shipping division in Preci Read More...
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 manage...
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Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using

plm families together  processes and information. (4) PLM capabilities are highly desirable ' some say mandatory ' to ensure an effective configurability strategy. They provide a multitude of software tools, including the ability to: Enable configuration management ' ensuring product documentation integrity over the life of the product ' using PLM data vault management functionality to rigorously control all versions of all product data files, including the Definition Logic Share product visualization Ensure timely Read More...
The Fashion and Apparel Retailers' Conundrum
Retail remains a very tactile industry, focused on the hand, drape, and durability of fabrics and trim—besides which, designs are still being sketched on paper

plm families together  first step for any PLM application, given the thousands of design iterations and change orders across product families and collections. Moving from phone calls, faxes, and email strings, to a centralized collaboration environment should ensure that all parties are in sync with the latest requirements. It is precisely the dynamic element of consumer demand, consumer fickleness, and fashion trends that make fashion retail so complex. With thousands of stock-keeping units (SKUs) containing color, size and, a Read More...
PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?
The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s

plm families together  other software in our PLM Evaluation Center, free of charge). PTC Windchill 10 brings technical enhancements for users and administrators to not only easily customize and use the system, but also monitor its performance. Here are some of the most important technical new features in the latest version: The new interface is easy to use and customize for both the everyday user and administrators installing and configuring the solution. Users can create new tabs, and decide on what type of information they co Read More...
CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software
While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class

plm families together  ERP, product lifecycle management (PLM), and other enterprise systems. Any sound CRM strategy revolves around clear communication with the customer -- knowing what the customer wants, when he/she wants it, and what price is acceptable to both parties. In addition, configurators are crucial to sell-side of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) eBusiness applications because they can be the foundation to self-service applications resident on a Web site and available for use by potential Read More...
Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM

plm families together  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 costs? If it is an assembled item, does Read More...
Working Together in the New World of Work
The new world of work is here. Businesses are already feeling the impact of a dispersed workforce, pervasive connectivity, and the watchful eyes of shareholders

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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements
A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long

plm families together  in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In Part Two we examined the motivations for a process company to undertake a PLM project. In this part, we explore the requirements for PLM in the process enterprises. In Part Two of this series, we stated that a comprehensive approach was required in order to meet the time-to-market requirement. Read More...
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,

plm families together  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...
PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice
With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers

plm families together  ERP Vendors Take Notice PLM Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to retirement across multiple organization and enterprise boundaries. Critical to the success of any manufacturer is the ability to utilize the latest electronic commerce technologies available for competitive business advantage, i.e., to leverage them as a secure medium for the flow of trading partners' Read More...
Agile PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process

plm families together  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. Read More...
Lectra Fashion PLM
Lectra Fashion PLM facilitates the management of business processes, task execution, collaborative work, and performance monitoring. It is the only

plm families together  Fashion PLM Lectra Fashion PLM facilitates the management of business processes, task execution, collaborative work, and performance monitoring. It is the only comprehensive, modular and scalable PLM solution designed specifically for fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers to create, develop, produce and manage fashion collections from the designer idea to the final end-product. Read More...
What Can PLM Offer for SMBs?
Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions

plm families together  Can PLM Offer for SMBs? Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions . The main topic of this seminar was about how small & medium businesses (SMBs) can start and advance their PLM practices. After the seminar, I kept thinking about what the PLM industry can offer for SMBs. PLM used to be a luxury for large enterprises. Is the PLM industry ready to accommodate the increasing demands from Read More...
Vald’or Apparel Selects NGC’s PLM, ERP, and Shop Floor Solutions
Vald’or Apparel, a private-label and branded apparel manufacturer, recently selected NGC’s product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP

plm families together  Apparel Selects NGC’s PLM, ERP, and Shop Floor Solutions Vald’or Apparel , a private-label and branded apparel manufacturer, recently selected NGC ’s product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control modules to improve efficiency and collaboration at its global operations. The company is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, with an office and factory in Jordan and an additional factory opening in Haiti this year.   Vald’or selected NGC’s Read More...

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