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pdmlink  digital manufacturing is about. PDMLink 9.x Overview ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) : This overview of PTC's Windchill PDMLink 9.1 from a ProENGINEER standpoint might be too technical to some people. However, if you are interested in knowing more about PLM, this software demonstration gives you an idea about how today’s product designers can work in an integrated environment of computer-aided design (CAD) and product data management (PDM). Carl Bass Anti-PLM Rap : Having this anti-PLM video as part of my playlis

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Windchill


Windchill is a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that was designed from the ground up to work in an Internet-based, distributed design environment. Windchill technology forms the foundation of the packages PTC offers to address data, change, configuration, and process management; product development collaboration; project management and execution; and the release of product information to manufacturing management systems.   Windchill PDMLink consolidates scattered islands of information into a single information source, which can help bring order to chaotic change processes and speed the development of new product configurations.   Windchill ProjectLink creates a virtual workspace that becomes the central access point for a project, which helps provide team members with access to information. By automating project management activities, Windchill ProjectLink can help PTC customers better manage all of their programs, project schedules, information, and processes.   All Windchill solutions include visualization capabilities that allow individuals anywhere in the organization to review complex product information in meaningful terms.

pdmlink  manufacturing management systems. Windchill PDMLink consolidates scattered islands of information into a single information source, which can help bring order to chaotic change processes and speed the development of new product configurations. Windchill ProjectLink creates a virtual workspace that becomes the central access point for a project, which helps provide team members with access to information. By automating project management activities, Windchill ProjectLink can help PTC customers better Read More

The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010


Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer

pdmlink  the Windchill platform, with PDMLink serving as the core for product data management. If you want to know more functionality details about this solution, you can start from FlexPLM's page in TEC's Vendor Showcase . FlexPLM is doing quite well. As Kathleen Mitford said, it's the fastest growing industry solution within the Windchill family during the past four years. My estimate is that FlexPLM now accounts for somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the revenue that PTC generates from Windchill. To a 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

pdmlink  client-server era. Since then, Windchill PDMlink has proven to be a much better PDM solution—it's Web-based, open to multiple CAD products, and a foundation module for all other Windchill PLM suite modules. On the down side, PDMlink is a full-featured PDM system that comes as a toolset requiring lots of configuration, a lengthy implementation, and a steep learning curve. Thus, aiming to provide a simpler PDM product for smaller enterprises, in 2008 PTC introduced Microsoft SharePoint–based PTC Wind Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

pdmlink  same part in, say, PDMLink and ProjectLink. In addition, the PLM data models are not particularly strong in some of Windchill modules (although, to be fair, PDMLink is the most complete and functional). Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA PLM brand, MatrixOne , which was acquired in 2006, was an enterprise-class PLM (and flexible) system by origin. Since being acquired, its CAD management part has been much improved. After acquiring MatrixOne, Dassault Systèmes has rebranded all of its PLM assets 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.

pdmlink  Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite 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 Read More

e-PLM


NGC’s e-PLM is a Web-based solution for line planning, style spec development, costing, and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliance. It includes functionality for workflow, collaboration, and exception management. e-PLM integrates with e-SPS, NGC’s Web-based companion for purchase order (PO) distribution, work-in-process (WIP) tracking, quality control, and inbound logistics.  

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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.

pdmlink  Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice PLM Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to retirement across multiple organization and enterprise boundaries. Critical to the success of any manufacturer is the ability to utilize the latest electronic commerce technologies available for competitive business advantage, i.e., to leverage them as a secure medium for the flow of t Read More

Selecting a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business


Selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system can be a challenge if a company is not aware of the options available on the market. But if an organization starts by understanding what the technology should address, and further understands the needs of its unique business and market segment, it can select a PLM tool that makes product development more efficient, and can help transform the organization. Find out how.

pdmlink  a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business Today's accelerated pace of product development, product and supplier dynamics, and manufacturing and engineering outsourcing make it more and more difficult to meet product launch goals on time and under budgetOmnify Software supplies a single, secure location to manage all of the essential information for designing, manufacturing and supporting your products and enhances visibility into all aspects of product development.. Source: Read More

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


There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20th, Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7th, PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28th, 2010. Two days

pdmlink  PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common? There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20 th , Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7 th , PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28 th , 2010. Two days later, Dassault Systèmes Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

pdmlink  Your PLM Initiatives and Spends There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise. Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM?


Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise applications. But a PLM system needs to work hand-in-hand with an enterprise resource planning system, so how can an organization integrate these two enterprise applications, which "speak" in different languages?

pdmlink  ERP Speak PLM? Originally Published - August 1, 2003 Product lifecycle management (PLM) promises significant benefits to manufacturers, and the market is full of vendors claiming to provide faster new product introductions, reduced product costs, reduced product development costs, increased revenue, better quality products, enhanced product innovation, and other valuable benefits. Because of the high appeal of these benefits and their associated return on investment (ROI), PLM has become one of the Read More

Meeting Request Regarding PLM Research/PLM Buyer Behaviour Report


The PLM user landscape is changing

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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 encounter some of the same obstacles or pitfalls along the way. Understanding where these nasty little pitfalls lie will hopefully help you steer clear of them, and improve your chances for PLM success.

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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 represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

pdmlink  a PLM Vendor Selecting a PLM Vendor A product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is a must for enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made Read More