Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise applications.
But a PLM system needs to work hand-in-hand with an enterprise resource planning system, so how can an organization integrate these two enterprise applications, which "speak" in different languages?
information about internal design reviews, market analysis, customer preferences, supplier input, pricing, and other documentation is generated. Many finished designs will never see production, however, let alone the components, ingredients, or specifications. ERP applications supply the discipline to control these materials on a large scale from an inventory, costing, and regulatory view. This level of control, which is required to plan and execute a global supply chain, may not be appropriate for the