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Selecting a PLM Vendor
PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be

define plm  it is crucial to define the problems to be addressed in advance. Depending on the needs to be addressed by the PLM solution, industry may play a critical role. As a general rule, the closer the PLM solution gets to the design and production of the product itself, and the more complicated the product, the more industry will play a role. Software selections to support PLM initiatives that will come in close contact with the production of the product should absolutely consider the unique needs of their Read More...
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 manage...
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What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?
In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?, I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am

define plm  authoring and, later on, define data management issues for the design department. Not every stage receives equal attention under the PLM umbrella, and the application maturity of each stage is not yet at the same level. Conception is the earliest stage of a product lifecycle. Within this stage, ideas are the raw input and development projects or tasks are the output. New ideas for product development come from different sources such as research work, through newly available technologies, brainstorming Read More...
Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration
Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data

define plm  and the information they define with the larger PLM environment. One of the major impacts on this industry sector is the growing inclusion of electronics and software into more and more products, ranging from toys, to appliances, to automobiles, to airplanes. This is driving the adoption and growth of PLM-enabling solutions that help define and manage the complete product. In this industry, PLM-enabled collaborative solutions play a critical role in the support of global design and manufacturing Read More...
A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality
To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes,

define plm  need a tool to define product development and delivery timelines, and track the status of each stage of the product life cycle. Concept Development . Concept development involves capturing and evaluating product requirements and fashion trends, managing product ideas, and creating digitized storyboards for internal and field communication. Design and Product Development . Design and product development involves managing activities related to design and technical development including design process Read More...
Critical Components of an E-PLM System
E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning

define plm  published to present and define product information for customer reviews, web site content management, technical publications, service materials, and regulatory filings Conclusion This table of e-PLM component definitions represents a mother load for any vendor to supply and support in an integrated product suite fashion. Whether from a best-of-breed or ERP-based vendor, these components stretch the span of product control from the suppliers and contract manufacturers, through to design and Read More...
Omnify Empower PLM
The Omnify product lifecycle management (PLM) system provides a single location for all members of design and manufacturing teams to share information for

define plm  Empower PLM The Omnify product lifecycle management (PLM) system provides a single location for all members of design and manufacturing teams to share information for designing, manufacturing, and supporting products. Omnify Empower allows visibility into the entire product development process by managing the complete product record including component data, bills of materials (BOMs), engineering changes, documentation, projects, quality assurance and corrective and preventative action (CAPA), and Read More...
Top 10 PLM Pitfalls To Avoid
Product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation strategies are in many cases unique from company to company. However, it is not uncommon for companies to

define plm  your PLM initiative. He defines critical success factors as: The limited number of areas in which results, if they are satisfactory, will ensure successful competitive performance for your organization. They are the few key areas where things must go right for the business [and your PLM project] to flourish. All too often, program plans include task-oriented goals and objectives and timetables but do not touch upon critical success factors, which are really at the heart of why you're even thinking Read More...
PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of

define plm  for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software
After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM

define plm  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series , I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field— Siemens PLM Software . In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the comprehensiveness of its product offerings. The Read More...
PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First
This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the

define plm  Migration: Migrate Your Mind First Everything has a life cycle—even a product lifecycle management (PLM) system. No matter how excited and satisfied you were when your PLM (or its predecessor, product data management [PDM]) system was up and running, as time passed you started to notice that your current system was becoming a constraint. It became an obstacle to continuously raise your organization’s performance. At a certain point, when the current system became more and more unbearable despite Read More...
What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?
In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the

define plm  Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean? In the two previous blog posts ( What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean? ) I discussed the object being managed within the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Now, it is the time to move on to the last word—“management.” Management is such a general term nowadays, that simply looking at it won’t give you much idea of what it is about in the PLM context. If your organization is looking for a PLM 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

define plm  but companies still value pre-defined integration and business processes when they are available. Companies would ideally prefer an approach that builds off of a common architecture and data model that can support the related business processes of PLM. This integrated view of the PLM Suite is sometimes referred to as a PLM Platform . The PLM Platform provides a central location for product related information and processes. This approach provides for consolidation of product information and processes Read More...
Hitachi Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally
At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much

define plm  Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much more common. To that end, PTC recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems has selected the PTC Global Product Development solution based on PTC Windchill PLM technology as its single enterprise platform for global product development throughout its railway vehicle engineering and manufacturing business. Read More...
Out-of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry
Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the

define plm  of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the supply chain, collaborate with subcontractors, and minimize development time. Learn about product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions that provide the right data management functionality for electronics manufacturers. Read More...
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

define plm  MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations How Magik! Fits with MAPICS For over two years or so, MAPICS , Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global solution provider of extended enterprise applications for discrete manufacturers after acquiring its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS to Leap Forward in a Frontstep Way ), has shown both signs of significant changes and a persist number of historically recognizable and invariant tenets of operation. During Read More...

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