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Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss
Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible

plm appraisal  comes to justifying a PLM applications investment if you understand the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles. Appraisal of cost savings based on incremental reductions of product design and development times in most cases will far outweigh the TCO of a PLM package. To date, most companies have adopted an incremental approach to implementing PLM and have been directing immediate attention to projects that solve tangible problems with short term paybacks. Long term, the benefits can Read More...
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 manage...
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B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies
IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor

plm appraisal  support product lifecycle management (PLM) , supplier management, and supply chain visibility. In the business-to-consumer (B2C) environment, Edgenet combines product, supply chain, and marketing data to provide a guided selling experience for end consumers. iCongo offers a complete suite of services that range from catalog management and procurement to consumer storefront. Companies that looked for transportation and global trade management (GTM) services, including integration, data management, and Read More...
TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player
A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as

plm appraisal  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 the company Read More...
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

plm appraisal  Product Lifecycle Management ( PLM ) solution, from its longstanding partner— Ceimis Enterprises of Laguna Hills, California (US). This former strategic extension solution has purportedly been well received by a number of MAPICS customers and is already integrated with the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. Ceimis has had another approach to PLM, which is to leave existing product development management (PDM) systems in place and overlay a workflow management tool to extract data, manage it in a Read More...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements
A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long

plm appraisal  in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In Part Two we examined the motivations for a process company to undertake a PLM project. In this part, we explore the requirements for PLM in the process enterprises. In Part Two of this series, we stated that a comprehensive approach was required in order to meet the time-to-market requirement. Read More...
A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality
To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes,

plm appraisal  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More...
What Can PLM Offer for SMBs?
Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions

plm appraisal  Can PLM Offer for SMBs? Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions . The main topic of this seminar was about how small & medium businesses (SMBs) can start and advance their PLM practices. After the seminar, I kept thinking about what the PLM industry can offer for SMBs. PLM used to be a luxury for large enterprises. Is the PLM industry ready to accommodate the increasing demands from Read More...
Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM

plm appraisal  Recommendations Are ERP and PLM Speaking the Same Language? Costs are an excellent example of semantic confusion. Accountants know that cost is a not a single characteristic of an item but a category of characteristics. Without answering a series of questions about the cost, the meaning of it is vague. Is the cost the procurement cost from the supplier? Does it include shipping? Does it include tax and duty? Does it include internal overhead, or is it just direct costs? If it is an assembled item, does Read More...
Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth
For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion

plm appraisal  PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability. Read More...
SAP PLM
SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep

plm appraisal  PLM SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solut Read More...
Infor Releases Optiva 11 PLM
Perhaps unique in the industry, Infor has its own product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and the

plm appraisal  Releases Optiva 11 PLM Perhaps unique in the industry, Infor has its own product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and the fashion/apparel industry. Indisputably, its most competitive PLM offering is Infor Optiva for process industries such as food, specialty chemicals, and personal care products. Customers provide positive feedback on the product’s capabilities related to formula development, labeling, and regulatory compliance. Infor Optiva Read More...
PLM for the Fashion Industry Software Evaluation Report
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of

plm appraisal  evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. 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

plm appraisal  10 PLM Pitfalls To Avoid Top 10 PLM Pitfalls To Avoid If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SofTech ’s solutions, including our flagship ProductCenter™ PLM solution , along with CADRA™, DesignGateway™, Prospector™ our other CAD and CAM solutions, draw on a company’s total resources to optimize product development, with crucial bottom line results. Source : SofTech Resources Related to PLM Pitfalls To Avoid : Read More...
TEC Guides Carolina Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project
When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its

plm appraisal  Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its multiple systems running separate departments and offices, the company turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). With TEC's rigorous methodology and decision support system Carolina Pad was able to find its best fit solution in a timely and efficient manner. 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

plm appraisal  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. Read More...

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