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Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over

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Siemens’ JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO


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Dassault’s Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours


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microstation 2d  Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours Product lifecycle management (PLM) for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) is usually seen as a lighter version of more complex systems used by manufacturing companies to design sophisticated industrial products. Most PLM vendors focus on retailers that are also manufacturing the products they sell, thus making product development the core of their PLM offering for retail. Other features are sometimes present, such as sourcing (used to Read More

TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


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microstation 2d  Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player Thirty years ago, Michael Porter introduced three best generic strategies —cost leadership, differentiation, and market segmentation (or focus)—in his 1980 book Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analysing Industries and Competitors . Since then, these three strategies have helped explain numerous success stories in the business world. While looking at Lectra with Porter’s theory in mind, I had to accredit market segmentation as a winning strategy for Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM (the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange). My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s

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Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends


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microstation 2d  10 Supply Chain Technology Trends Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Intermec Capital provides creative financial solutions for customers implementing Intermec ADC, global supply chain , RFID, mobile computing, bar code printers and scanner technologies. Source : Intermec Resources Related to Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Top 10 Supply Chain Techno Read More

HD-PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common?


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Mastering Global Product Development for Business Advantage


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microstation 2d  Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange ) conference this year, and here I Read More

Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic looked at the main themes of the Siemens PLM Conference 2014 he recently attended, including Siemens’ “realize innovation” strategy. Here are his thoughts regarding the rest of the conference, with a look at what’s new with “catalysts” and Teamcenter, and what else can be expected from the product lifecycle management (PLM) vendor in 2014 and beyond.

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Autodesk Releases 2014 Design and Creativity Suites


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What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


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Aras Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM


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Should SAP Buy PTC?




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