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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

what is cam manufacturing  those vendors. So far, what I have described is the traditional way of building a PLM system – you select a vendor, buy the software and deploy it on your in-house servers. Besides that, there are at least two other alternatives that SMBs may consider. They are on-demand PLM and open source PLM. Partnering with IBM, PTC is probably the only top PLM vendor that also offers an on-demand PLM solution at the moment. As long as the market demands keep increasing, it won’t surprise me if other major Read More
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What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?
In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?, I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am

what is cam manufacturing  Mean? , I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am going to move onto the next letter, “L” for lifecycle . According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of lifecycle is “ a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime .” In a typical manufacturing environment, these stages include conception, design and development, manufacture, and service. Ideally, a PLM Read More
What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?
In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the

what is cam manufacturing  you much idea of what it is about in the PLM context. If your organization is looking for a PLM solution, investigating the functionality that various PLM solutions can provide will help you better understand what a PLM system should be handling. However, I’d suggest establishing some high-level ideas about what a PLM system should be able to manage before you are overwhelmed by the functionality flood. Improving the Productivity Related to Product Definition Product definition information determines Read More
Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint
There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking

what is cam manufacturing  reached a consensus about what a PLM system is, people tend to consider PLM as consisting of two major categories.  The first category is sometimes called PLM tools, which includes various computer-aided technologies for manufacturing such as CAD, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE). The second category is known as collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm), which manages the documents and data generated by PLM tools and provides a collaborative platform Read More
Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development
Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided

what is cam manufacturing  its shareholders is significant. What Is Global Product Development? Simply put, Global Product Development means maximizing the financial and operational productivity of the product development process by spreading product development activities across multiple regions of the world in order to better match value-add to cost. In this context, the definition of product development ranges from marketing activities that identify and document customer needs; to engineering activities that conceptualize, Read More
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

what is cam manufacturing  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More
Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

what is cam manufacturing  important to always know what is happening within the plant, and as much as possible, up and down the supply chain. Identifying or predicting a change in demand at the outset can prevent a lot of unsold product or shortages later on. Further, demand changes have a profound impact on production schedules and the need for parts and materials, so early detection of a change in the trend is a signal to adjust all production and procurement plans to accommodate the change. But not just blindly and Read More
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

what is cam manufacturing  is important to appreciate what is involved in designing and installing interfaces. Even if you are planning to use vendor or third party consultants, the ongoing maintenance costs may not be trivial. Including interfaces in this primer does not mean to imply that only process manufacturing software has this characteristic. However, it does imply that process manufacturing interfaces are usually a way of life. These interfaces are complicated and usually go through a labyrinth of data mazes and screen Read More
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application

what is cam manufacturing  Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? M. Reed - September 3, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology ( buzz-phrases like IAI, or Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

what is cam manufacturing  on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. Read More
Why CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work
Making a CRM investment work is a two-step process that begins with unifying disparate systems by creating and managing standardized, reusable business

what is cam manufacturing  from system to system: what is a customer in one system may be a household in another. Or, worse, what makes up the customer record in one system may be completely different - or even conflict with - what constitutes a customer record in another system. Despite spending millions on CRM systems for call center scripting, campaign management software and the like, companies can't accommodate a marketing department's simple request to link direct mailing or call center results to Web site hits for a Read More
Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing
The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a

what is cam manufacturing  Make Them Work Together? What you should NOT DO is tell both of them they’re your favorite child (department), as the woman who wrote this article did. Having a favorite will probably happen anyway, but you should act as if there were no difference. This way, neither team will have an advantage over the other, which will help avoid frustration, poor communication, bad- mouthing of each other, etc. Probably the most important thing to do is define workflows that include both departments . This should Read More
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

what is cam manufacturing  Software for an Integrated Steel Plant An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore, limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the mix Read More
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

what is cam manufacturing  SumTotal,pdf,whitepaper,workforce management,workforce management software,expense management software,lean,lean manufacturing,business performance,enterprise expense management Read More
Executive Guide to Lean Manufacturing: Making Lean Work for You
Yet few people have a complete picture of lean manufacturing, or know how to truly make it work. but now you can get a clear, concise explanation o...

what is cam manufacturing  continuous improvement Find out what lean manufacturing is really all about, and how small and mid-sized manufacturers can use it to build a more efficient and more profitable operation. Download your PDF copy of Lean Operational Improvements that Last today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext. 391. Special Offer Files 2009 Read More

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