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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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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.

pdm bridge eau claire  of the designer''s intent, PDM systems were originally developed as merely vaults for storing and updating data. These on-line vaults replaced paper-based processes and information storage with a single, centralized data repository that enables authorized users throughout a company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they follow specific procedures. On the other hand, PLM, which is an overarching strategy (concept) of guiding the product throughout its entire lifecycle, Read More

Esterline Korry Selects Aras PLM


Aras, a provider of open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, recently announced that Esterline Korry, a division of Esterline Corporation, a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets, has selected Aras as its enterprise PLM platform. Esterline Korry chose Aras Innovator (reportedly over PTC Windchill) for scalability, flexibility,

pdm bridge eau claire  existing product data management (PDM) system. Directly integrated with computer-aided design (CAD) systems for work-in-process (WIP) designs, Aras will also provide Esterline Korry with stage-gate program management and product risk failure mode and effects analyses (FMEAs), inspection, and test control plans, as well as corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) for a comprehensive PLM backbone. Enterprise change management workflows will control the release and update of PLM data across the Read More

Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)


Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Large Machinery from To-Increase will help you streamline processes so you can: Integrate your business applications with product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) & computer-aided design (CAD). Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing

pdm bridge eau claire  (PLM), product data management (PDM) & computer-aided design (CAD). Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing Read More

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault


A week before the Autodesk University 2012 conference, Aras, a provider of enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, announced the launch of Aras VPLM, a commercial offering designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk Vault with Inventor for three-dimensional product design and AutoCAD for two-dimensional design. Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

pdm bridge eau claire  Autodesk has Vault for PDM on-premise, and the still nascent Autodesk PLM 360 offering in the cloud. This combination is not yet much competition against the mainstream big three PLM players (i.e., ENOVIA, Teamcenter, and Windchill) but is a significant one against Aras. But, while Autodesk PLM 360 is still more suitable for small to medium businesses (SMBs), Aras can support complex and customized needs. Item-based and process-oriented, Aras VPLM is designed for the most demanding and complex PLM Read More

Tacton Systems AB


Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. Tacton’s solutions redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products online as well as offline. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems.    Tacton’s Story starts in 1987 when a group of engineers and programmers at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges. The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration. The research team worked in close collaboration with companies such as Ericsson, ABB, and Alfa Laval. By 1993, the group had developed a configurator for a pilot project that was causing quite a stir. Both the researchers and the Institute saw the commercial potential of what had been developed. After a further five years of prototyping and evaluation, Tacton Systems was formed as a spin-off from the research institute.   Tacton has an impressive customer roster with impressive results gained with the offered technology. Many of the customers are leading industrial manufacturers such as   Siemens, ABB, Scania, Aker and Alfa Laval. Tacton works closely with their customers, large and small, to help them revolutionize their processes, to grow, and to become more competitive.   Today Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe.

pdm bridge eau claire  leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems.    Tacton’s Story starts in 1987 when a group of engineers and programmers at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges. The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration. The research team worked in close Read More

SAP Enhances PDM Software (Slightly)


In February SAP AG announced a web-enabled version of their product data management (PDM) software, the application that lets manufacturers collect and manage databases of information about the products they make.

pdm bridge eau claire  Enhances PDM Software (Slightly) SAP Enhances PDM Software (Slightly) P.J. Jakovljevic - March 20th, 2000 Event Summary In February SAP AG announced an expanded version of an application that lets manufacturers collect and manage databases of information about the products they make. SAP''s announcement continues a trend that started last year among vendors of product data management (PDM) software. Once confined to engineering departments that wanted to keep track of their product designs, PDM Read More

Adeon CXInsight TEC Certified


Today’s product lifecycle management (PLM) is an ever-growing and flexible container for holding a variety of functionality and it has become more important to treat PLM adoption as a phased endeavor with prioritized requirements. PLM adopters (especially first-time and early-stage adopters) should give their priority to urgent areas where quick but significant results can be expected. I

pdm bridge eau claire  to roll out their PDM initiatives quickly and at relatively low cost, CXInsight is a practical option. If you want to know more about the solution and how it performed during the TEC certification, please check out the TEC Certification Report for ASH CXInsight for Electronics . 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 implementation scope, system integration, acquisition method, and so on before strategizing their PLM migration plans.

pdm bridge eau claire  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 the minor updates, shopping for a new PLM solution became a high priority. With the early generations of PDM/PLM systems aging, the need to replace a PDM/PLM system is rising. According Read More

Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete RFI/RFP Template


Product Data Management (PDM), Engineering Change Order and Technology Transfer, Design Collaboration, Process and Project Management, Product Technology

pdm bridge eau claire  Template: Product Data Management (PDM) Engineering Change Order and Technology Transfer Design Collaboration Process and Project Management Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Core PLM for Discrete Industries that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference Read More

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


The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) is serviced by a plethora of solution providers, but it hasn’t been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the Process PLM solution market

pdm bridge eau claire  describing the need for PDM customization, collaboration tools, multiple coding tools ( Microsoft .NET , Java, each of their multiple  computer aided design [CAD]  tools, etc.), and relatively much less about their process industry applications. Moreover, each of these solutions focuses mostly on  structured data . Yet, product specifications typically have only about 20 percent of data from formula modeling database tables and fields, and the remaining 80 percent of data is too “fluid” to work in Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

pdm bridge eau claire  perceived as more expensive PdM technologies. Predictive-based technologies, however, are becoming less expensive. Today, you''re seeing more general technology improvements, which change the point of optimal balance. Thus, even the more sophisticated maintenance departments feel the best way to determine the optimum is on a trial-and-error basis. An enterprise asset management (EAM) or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a useful tool to build an accurate equipment history and provide 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.

pdm bridge eau claire  In the final analysis, PDM will probably be to PLM the same thing that Sales Force Automation (SFA) was to CRM. SFA is still a core component within the overall suite of CRM products, and it also served as the catalyst that got the market moving. PLM seems to be following the same pattern. Software suites naturally grow as suite providers add new products to their offerings, and specialty vendors with complementary value propositions look to take advantage of the marketing awareness that the suite Read More

Migrating Legacy End of Life IVR


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These and other considerations are outlined in this white paper—download the white paper now to learn about how to determine system upgrades, evaluate potential solutions, and successfully migrate to an efficient, cost-effective IVR solution.

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Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems


This article, originally published in Engineering Times, on how companies are employing ERP is based on an interview with Ben Spencer, TEC’s Senior Director of Knowledge Bases and Content Development.

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Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Go


Cost overruns are an all too common phenomenon with information technology (IT) projects. A myriad of causes are to blame: scope creep, improper budgeting, and customization cost underestimating, just to name a few. Then there’s one that I experienced in a previous occupation, let’s call it “One More Week” or “OMW.” The client company’s goal was to resolve some compliance issues that

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