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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a

plm and pdm  to switch a broad PLM suite and retrain in another is high. As with ERP system, is there really a tangible return on investment (ROI) to switching? Someone once said that an ERP system replacement is like brain surgery – to be performed only if the patient will die otherwise. If you suffer from the aforementioned issue of PLM process immaturity, there is likely no ROI in switching systems. One overall PLM process offering from a single supplier with tight integration to all of the PLM functionalities an

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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 management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives


It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And the choices as to which software tools or system an organization should employ in its initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of its current PLM system.

plm and pdm  learn more about Datastay PLM and what it can do for you, please call us today at 1-866-980-DATA or email our sales team at sales@datastay.com Datastay PLM Capture More Value. Searches related to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) : product and portfolio management | product design | manufacturing process management | product data management | product life cycle management | product lifecycle | product lifecycle system | PDM | PDM system | PLCM | PLCM system | PLM system | PLM | CAx | CAx system | PPM | Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

plm and pdm  idea that one big PLM process and database will work across all departments is not a reality. Therefore, a federated PLM database and processes, object messaging, and/or a lego-like approach may be the best strategy. In this setup, a set of PLM processes becomes a layer on top of one or more underlying enterprise solutions. Each underlying PLM and/or ERP solution can be specific to the particular process step or department in the process. To overcome the shortcomings of the traditional CAD- and ERP-based 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 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.

plm and pdm  environment for acceptance of PLM and gaining agreement from lower levels of management and as important, from people who will be using PLM in the workplace. Waiting until you implement to develop a user acceptance plan is very dangerous; don't do it. Plan for training and user acceptance as early as possible in your PLM initiative with a plan that touches upon: A single, unchanging theme for PLM Widespread awareness of the reasons for PLM A motivating vision of the future with PLM Willingness to learn Ex 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.

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Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


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plm and pdm  Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

plm and pdm  of markets. Lectra Fashion PLM should thus ease day-to-day work and streamline the product development process for Imperial. The company's plan is to go one step further and share pre-production and production data by opening its Lectra Fashion PLM system to material or service suppliers via a Web platform. Read More

Kalypso and Integware Merge PLM Practices


Kalypso has recently merged with Integware, a fellow consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM), particularly in the life sciences industry. In addition to the life sciences, the merger expands the firms’ presence in the aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, and energy industries.

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Vald’or Apparel Selects NGC’s PLM, ERP, and Shop Floor Solutions


Vald’or Apparel, a private-label and branded apparel manufacturer, recently selected NGC’s product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control modules to improve efficiency and collaboration at its global operations.

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Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


Sequencia extends its Process Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering with portfolio management, leading the impact of the solution into the executive suite.

plm and pdm  weapon should consider Process PLM solutions in order to maintain and enhance their competitive position. Companies with many R&D projects or geographically dispersed R&D efforts should consider portfolio management as a key requirement. About the Author Olin Thompson , a principal of Process ERP Partners, has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process Read More

SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions


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PTC Windchill 10 for Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report


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