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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

rate plm for discrete manufacturing  X % of optimal rate that equipment operates) All Plants U.S. Canada Current year (N) 539 471 68 Median 80.0% 80.0% 76.5% Average 76.6% 77.2% 71.8% 75th Percentile 90.0% 90.0% 85.0% 25th Percentile 70.0% 70.0% 61.0%   All Plants U.S. Canada Three years ago (N) 505 442 63 Median 75.0% 75.0% 70.0% Average 69.6% 69.6% 69.6% 75th Percentile 85.0% 85.0% 80.0% 25th Percentile 60.0% 60.0% 60.0%   All Plants U.S. Canada Three-year %-point change (N) 504 441 63 Median 5.0 5.0 0.0 Average 7.0 7.6 2.8 75th Percenti

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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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