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Arena PLM
Arena PLM is delivered over the Internet as a secure service and facilitates outsourcing, operational efficiency, and time-to-market for product

plm nunam  PLM Arena PLM is delivered over the Internet as a secure service and facilitates outsourcing, operational efficiency, and time-to-market for product manufacturers of complex products, and global outsourced supply chains. Arena helps the adoption of product lifecycle management (PLM) across companies at all stages of development by offering a suite of on demand PLM solutions such as, Arena PLM Workgroup Edition for entry-level PLM, and Arena PLM Professional Edition for full-featured advanced PLM

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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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Prodika PLM Solutions


Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Prototyping.Prodika solutions are delivered as managed application services based on the Microsoft .NET platform and a service-oriented architecture. Deployed around the world, Prodika solutions natively support product specifications and collaborative PLM processes in all languages, cultures, and currencies.

plm nunam  PLM Solutions Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1


In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot, product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value. He

plm nunam  CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value . He argues that  the PLM repository of data should be an enterprise system of record rather than mundane transactional enterprise resource planning (ERP) data . With Apple recently leapfrogging its once seemingly untouchable competitors via innovation and delivery of cherished products as well as with the rebirth of General Motors (GM), Chrysler , and Ford via innovation and a departure from their former gas guzzlers with numerous quality Read More

Infor PLM Optiva


Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical industries, which helps companies bring products to market. Because the product is modular, Formation Systems helps companies taylor its functionality. Using the product's tools such as formula optimization and recipe management, can help - Create market-ready products - Elevate product quality with consistency - Integrate knowledge throughout the enterprise - Unite with key business partners

plm nunam  PLM Optiva Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

plm nunam  sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) providers: Siemens PLM Software, Dassault Systemes , and PTC ( Autodesk and Gerber Technology have only recently joined the PLM fray). Then, I analyzed the advantages of the second PLM group: the Big Three  enterprise resource Read More

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM


Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI) has selected Aras as its enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. KHI will leverage Aras Innovator as a unified platform as a service (PaaS) to streamline new product development and optimize costs within and between its multiple business units.

plm nunam  Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI), a global manufacturer of equipment for the aerospace, energy, industrial equipment, power, rolling, stock, and shipping industries, with 34,000 employees on 6 continents and over $13 billion in annual revenue, has selected Aras as its enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. KHI will leverage Aras Innovator as a unified platform as a service (PaaS) to streamline new product development and optimize costs within and betw Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

plm nunam  Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite The Future of the PLM Suite The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

plm nunam  Recommendations Are ERP and PLM Speaking the Same Language? Costs are an excellent example of semantic confusion. Accountants know that cost is a not a single characteristic of an item but a category of characteristics. Without answering a series of questions about the cost, the meaning of it is vague. Is the cost the procurement cost from the supplier? Does it include shipping? Does it include tax and duty? Does it include internal overhead, or is it just direct costs? If it is an assembled item, does Read More

Kalypso and Integware Merge PLM Practices


Kalypso has recently merged with Integware, a fellow consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM), particularly in the life sciences industry. In addition to the life sciences, the merger expands the firms’ presence in the aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, and energy industries.

plm nunam  and Integware Merge PLM Practices Kalypso has recently merged with Integware , a fellow consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM), particularly in the life sciences industry. For about a decade, Kalypso has been offering a set of services, including objective PLM technology strategy and implementation services in consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, and retail industries. With the addition of Integware, the combined firm hopes to provide clients with a broader Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

plm nunam  Your PLM Initiatives and Spends There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise. Read More

Yanmar Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM


Yanmar Energy Systems, a manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, selects the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) solution suite. Get the details in P.J.'s post.

plm nunam  Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM Yanmar Energy Systems , a division of Yanmar Co., Ltd. and a leading manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, recently selected the Aras Innovator solution suite for enterprise product information and process management. The system’s functionality includes computer aided design (CAD) file management, document management, engineering change management, workflow, as well as secure file exchange across the multilingual extended enterprise.   This was a Read More

PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice


With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers, suppliers, and employees amid the increasing pressures of mass customization, globalization, regulatory compliance, outsourcing, and product accountability, which are just some market driving forces.

plm nunam  ERP Vendors Take Notice PLM Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to retirement across multiple organization and enterprise boundaries. Critical to the success of any manufacturer is the ability to utilize the latest electronic commerce technologies available for competitive business advantage, i.e., to leverage them as a secure medium for the flow of trading partners' Read More

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plm nunam  A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives PLM Fundamentals: A Framwork for Approaching PLM Initiatives If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Datastay has developed an industry leading PLM application to give you the framework on which to manage all of your product lifecycle efforts. Source : Datastay Datastay's applications Datastay PLM Datastay Quality Datastay NPI Datastay Change Datastay Capomastro Other Applications Read More