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Why Managing BOM Is Such a Big Task
In the discrete manufacturing sector, the bill of materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product's

pdm bridge  running within an organization (PDM/PLM, ERP , SCM , etc.) that rely on accurate BOM data. This integration allows companies to have effective and consistent product information any time it is needed. Secondly, external integration connects all parties on the value chain. Based on electronic data interchange (EDI) or other means of data exchange, external integration allows enterprises to have a common view of the product structure and other critical data, so companies can collaborate across

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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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From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor


Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries, it has taken some critical steps towards creating even more value for its customers.

pdm bridge  integrated product data management (PDM) and field service or maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, making it an incomplete solution (although the vendor claims it is a strategic decision not to tackle some capabilities internally), at a disadvantage with respect to several ETO-oriented ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, IFS , Cincom Systems , Relevant Business Systems (now part of Intuitive Manufacturing Systems ), Encompix (now part of Made2Manage Systems ), Infor Visual , ESS Finesse , Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning: Bridging the Gap between Product Vision and Execution


Why has Infor been successful at tacitly nurturing and growing acquired companies when many more noisy competitors have not?

pdm bridge  and product data management [PDM] data provision) and CoreCV (for the customer and vendor master data provision). Last but not least, like in case of Lawson Landmark , Infor's applications will go through regular code regeneration for reasons of continuous code improvement. Infor will focus on further breaking down existing applications into more granular services and to write new applications and modules using SOA, whereby existing services will be occasionally replaced by new ones. An example of Read More

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.

pdm bridge  documents, and inspection requirements. PDM then allows users to share this information throughout the organization, so that the manufacturing floor knows, as do the engineering and sales departments, which are the latest product releases. Reducing Redundancy    IFS Inc. and others have demonstrated the PDM capability to import CAD drawing data and load a parts list into a bill of materials, which structures itself based on the engineering design. PDM tools also aid project collaboration and help Read More

Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint


There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking thanks to various factors driving the market. Currently, however, the difference still matters in the solution selection process.

pdm bridge  or product data management (PDM), and management of product definition activities mainly resided within the design department. As time went on, people realized that having a consistent information source across departmental boundaries—and later on, throughout the extended enterprise environment—would be extremely beneficial in speeding up product development processes, serving customer needs better, and aiding faster and less expensive production. With the idea of facilitating collaboration between Read More

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

pdm bridge  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 had emerged during its last audit. It had identified that Read More

Core PLM for Process Industries Software Evaluation Report


Core PLM, Product Specification and Recipe Management (PDM and RM) for Process Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries such as food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and others. 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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Nujira Selects and Implements Omnify Software PLM


The competition in the product lifecycle management (PLM)/product data management (PDM) software space is cutthroat, but some incumbent mid-market vendors are holding their ground—for example, Omnify Software, a provider of Web-based PLM software for discrete manufacturers (often using a mixture of electrical and mechanical components). Omnify has announced its latest Empower PLM implementation

pdm bridge  management (PLM)/product data management (PDM) software space is cutthroat, but some incumbent mid-market vendors are holding their ground—for example, Omnify Software , a provider of  Web-based PLM software for discrete manufacturers (often using a mixture of electrical and mechanical components). Omnify has announced its latest Empower PLM implementation customer case study, featuring Nujira, Ltd. , a leader in envelope tracking (ET) technology and solutions for powering energy-efficient 4G 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  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

How Many Bitcoins for That Latte?


Many retail establishments and restaurants may soon be accepting Bitcoin as a valid form of payment at the checkout, says iPad point-of-sale (POS) company Revel Systems. In order to bridge the online digital currency to mainstream retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores, the vendor recently announced a new Bitcoin integration that makes accepting Bitcoin as payment easy, giving their customers even more ways to pay.

pdm bridge  Many Bitcoins for That Latte? Many retail establishments and restaurants may soon be accepting Bitcoin as a valid form of payment at the checkout, says iPad point-of-sale (POS) company Revel Systems . In order to bridge the online digital currency to mainstream retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores, the vendor recently announced a new Bitcoin integration that makes accepting Bitcoin as payment easy, giving their customers even more ways to pay.   Believing that digital currency is the wave of the Read More

PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

pdm bridge  release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials , the  company’s product data management (PDM) software . The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller organizations to organize and manage their product content so that they can improve design reuse, broaden access to product information across roles, and ensure control over design versions and release processes. The highlights of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials include the following: Centralized vaulting and revision control of multiple Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions


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pdm bridge  traditional engineering applications like PDM and CAD. No vendor provides all of the required solutions for a full PLM initiative, so almost all solutions will involve best of breed components. See The PLM Program, An Incremental Approach To The Strategic Value Of PLM , for more information on the components of a complete PLM solution. ERP selections are typically run as a one-time selection process to find an integrated solution. In contrast, the PLM Program for any one company may include multiple 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 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.

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Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge


Canadian manufacturers are getting squeezed. Challenged by a rising Canadian dollar, forced to hold the line on prices in the US market, pressured by customer demand for lower prices, better quality, and quicker service, these manufacturers need a way to retain their competitive edge and increase bottom-line profitability. Find out why product data management (PDM) is a solution you can turn to in these challenging times.

pdm bridge  Working with a disparate PDM system, where various aspects of the product design are scattered throughout the enterprise, is one of the leading contributors to a slower production cycle-and one that will surely impact the business's bottom line. In order to effectively share design data and promote collaboration, a PDM solution that includes copy-design functionality-as well as other features that enhance product design reuse-should be considered. Generally speaking, PDM solutions can be tightly Read More

Case Study: Stiebel Eltron


With its globally distributed operations, Stiebel Eltron—a manufacturer of high-end heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment—needed to streamline its processes and rationalize data management so teams could work together faster and more efficiently. Discover how implementing new product data management (PDM) and visualization solutions helped the company stimulate new product introductions.

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