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From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy
Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software

evolution of plm in china  Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy Originally Posted - July 30, 2007 Over the past fifty years, manufacturing has changed from individual companies producing and distributing their own products, to a global network of suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors. Efficiency, price, and quality are being scrutinized in the production of each product. Because of this global network, manufacturers are competing on a worldwide scale, and they have moved their

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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 management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


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evolution of plm in china  inverse. Still, while the evolution strategy might be safer in the short run for both the customers and the vendor, minimizing both investment and disruption, the evolutionary strategy has limits in how much can be accomplished. The existing product becomes a limit on the amount of innovation that proves practical. There are no definitely right and wrong answers at this stage, and every vendor has to conduct its own soul-searching and justification exercise for the direction it chooses. In the Read More

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evolution of plm in china  analysts are advocating the evolution of S&OP into IBP? Are you a proponent of IBP, per se? Tying the financial plan or measures directly into the process is a key component of IBP—what else distinguishes IBP from S&OP? TM: I see S&OP and IBP as separate topics. One of the greatest fallacies in the industry is that each planning process is unique and isolated, and that each requires a separate tool with a separate data structure, analytics, and user interface (UI). In reality, planning is a continuum, Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


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evolution of plm in china  than that (see Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture ). In most cases, loyal and conservative customers prefer to stay with their workhorse product almost indefinitely, and in many cases, it even makes economical sense for the vendor to continue support for the aged product (see Support for Old Releases: Good for the User, but Is It Good for the Vendor? ) Thus, in some instances, we have endorsed the pledges of some vendors to keep their legacy products alive (see SSA Read More

SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite’s Cloud Ebullience Goes On


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evolution of plm in china  SRP product is the evolution of the acquired OpenAir PSA product and the services variant of the core NetSuite ERP. While Open Air is for pure service businesses, NetSuite SRP is for companies selling both physical products and people-centric services (projects, time, etc.), offering both ERP and PSA on the same platform.   NetSuite is also strong in wholesale distribution, competing with Infor SX.e, IBS, Epicor Activant , etc. Omni-channel retail is also a strength, via SuiteCommerce (a lighter and Read More

ERP in the Midmarket 2009: Managing the Complexities of a Distributed Environment


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Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


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