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PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 1


winchill pdm  announced a few new Winchill modules such as Windchill ProductPoint and Windchill SocialLink . By extending the capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint , these collaborative solutions enable the sharing of  computer-aided design (CAD)  and other structured data among teams through  social computing  and associated  Web 2.0  technologies. PTC hoped that these offerings would attract interest among PTC's customers and small to midsize manufacturers seeking a team-centric PLM offering with a good

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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PTC Windchill 9.0 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report


Parametric Technology Corporation's (PTC's) product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, Windchill 9.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 28-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Process ERP vs. Discrete ERP Differentiation


People often ask us "what's the difference between process and discrete ERP?" We model both systems in such a way that they share many common components, nevertheless process manufacturing industries have unique requirements that differ from discrete manufacturing industries. Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management

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Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 4 - Comparing 3 Vendors


In PLM, there is no single vendor that can meet all of the requirements, and the market is still immature, so almost every product can be the right solution provided a certain set of requirements. In this part of the article we review 3 vendors who offer products to the PLM market - IDe, Thetis, and PDMware - as a demonstration that selecting the appropriate solution is highly dependant on the prioritized needs of the business.

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Why PLM Couldn’t Help You During An Economic Downturn?


Shorter time-to-market, higher product development efficiency, better product quality, and lower product costs are often associated with the benefits of adopting product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. When there is an economic downturn, these benefits seem to be more desirable. However, a recent poll (CIMdata Online Polls, presented near the end of CIMdata PLM Industry Summary, 28 May 2010

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Optimizing Gross Margin over Continously Cleansed Data


Imperfect product data can erode your gross margin, frustrate both your customers and your employees, and slow new sales opportunities. The proven safeguards are automated data cleansing, systematic management of data processes, and margin optimization. Real dollars can be reclaimed in the supply chain by making certain that every byte of product information is accurate and synchronized, internally and externally.

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Case Study: Stiebel Eltron


With its globally distributed operations, Stiebel Eltron—a manufacturer of high-end heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment—needed to streamline its processes and rationalize data management so teams could work together faster and more efficiently. Discover how implementing new product data management (PDM) and visualization solutions helped the company stimulate new product introductions.

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Infor Fashion PLM Offers Product Lifecycle Management for the Fashion Industry with a Fresh Approach


Infor recently announced the availability of Infor Fashion PLM, a brand new application, built from the ground up, that aims to link tricky and vital areas of “softlines” product development to the supply chain—from line planning, design, development and sourcing, to production, inventory management, customers, and distribution. This release means that Infor has become the very first enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider that can offer a PLM solution in all of the following realms: discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and fashion/apparel manufacturing and retailing.

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Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape


Dassault Systèmes' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North American visibility. The potential for a joined product suite is considerable, as are the organizational challenges ahead.

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


PLM software applications support businesses in bringing products and services from idea through to design, production, and final disposition. PLM solutions have evolved to provide comprehensive functionality for all aspects of product innovation, including product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. PLM solutions allow you to create, communicate, and store a 'single version of the truth' for effective collaboration. PLM also incorporates vital product data management (PDM) functionality.

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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

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