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Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

plm applications for food production  he at least acknowledges PLM systems’ help with creating quality specifications and matching approved ingredients to geographic markets (e.g., can this ingredient be in a product that is going to be sold in Japan?). Supply chain event management (SCEM) tools are certainly critical for visibility and action reasons, albeit they can overlap with the inventory management modules of ERP systems. These visibility and workflow -based tools help only if they have lot tracking capabilities, perhaps bolstered

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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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Automotive Industry and Food, Safety, and Drug Regulations


Enterprise application providers wanting to address the distinct regulatory requirements of the automotive, food, safety, and life sciences industries need to offer enterprises industry-oriented enterprise resource planning systems that are sound and compliance-ready.

plm applications for food production  by some ERP or PLM providers that focus on the automotive industry) with integrated templates for automotive requirements based upon, for example, the Ford or General Motors ( GM ) APQP programs. This should help users tremendously to link and manage APQP process-related, component-level documents. DRM Associates' Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) explains the process this way: One of these would be to design according to the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology for analyzing Read More

Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 1


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plm applications for food production  by the needs of PLM applications and can be configured to capture any data. While these solutions can manage diverse data, their ability to have  strategic business unit (SBU) - and/or product-specific data and data validation is limited. Often companies use Excel or legacy custom solutions to create formulas. This data is then manually entered into the PDM solution, which manages the approval and engineering change management processes. Specification-oriented solutions provide a single place to find Read More

Dealing with Food Industry Pressures


Small and medium food and beverage companies have the same regulatory requirements as large companies, but with significantly fewer resources with which to address them. Companies need systems that can provide comprehensive traceability information at the touch of a button.

plm applications for food production  astute product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, user companies can begin building their product platforms through requirements-based intelligent searches for approved vendors of compliant materials and certified equipment, which should help to minimize time to market. Throughout the development process, food companies can ensure that their efforts are on the right track by using advanced modeling and optimization tools that integrate information about best practices, laboratory inspection management Read More

What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?


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plm applications for food production  of paramount importance. Siemens PLM software is a leading global supplier of software and services with the capability to optimize the entire lifecycle of products and reduce their time-to-market. But the tricky issue is that MES and automation applications are really vertically specific. Even more, in the same industry some companies will heavily customize and perhaps even develop their own in-house plant solutions. There are indications that, for example, Valspar has different MES solutions for high Read More

Production Intelligence--Improving Production by Filling a Traditional Gap


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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2


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Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report


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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us


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Enterprise Resource Planning for Services: Has Software as a Service Become Service-oriented Architecture for Small to Medium Businesses?


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