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Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences

plm process flow  the required process industry PLM features. If a process PLM solution is not designed to support business unit- and product-specific rules or processes, or if it does not support global vs. local experimental requirements variations, this will limit the company’s ability to roll out new products to other  strategic business units (SBUs)  or departments. Figure 1 The Level of PLM Systems’ Continual Change Last but not least, there is the constraint (or shortcoming) of the level of configurability

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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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What Can PLM Do for Green?




plm process flow  few examples of what PLM can do. •           Green design : By taking economic, social, and ecological sustainability into consideration at the possibly earliest stage, green design enables consequent processes (e.g. production, service, and consumption) to be managed in ways that minimize environmental impact. •           Requirements management : Managing product requirements enables innovation from multiple sources to be systematically captured and evaluated. Requirements may Read More

Proplanner Process Engineering & Management Suite


Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe.  

plm process flow  Process Engineering & Management Suite Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing Read More

Stability and Functionality for Process and Discrete Manufacturers


While superficially, Infor's acquisition strategy may appear to be impulsive, it has actually been calculated to develop a stronger vertical functionality. This may mean that Infor can offer customers more stability while offering niche functionality.

plm process flow  Getting the Magic of PLM? ) were also acquired. Paragon Technologies (a former MAPICS' developer partner, for the rights to the crucial technological of the XA ERP product), Intuita Holdings (a UK-based provider of solutions for distribution industries), and most recently Formation Systems (a provider of product lifecycle management [PLM] solutions for process industries) were also successful acquisition targets. Perhaps the reason Infor, once known as Agilisys, stayed aloof from the analyst community 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?

plm process flow  the benefits from a PLM implementation come from better communication between departments and trading partners, and the integration of different people and perspectives on the new product introduction processes. An enterprise-level view of the design process promises to result in a design that takes into account the strengths and possibilities of all departments and business partners involved, and a design that can be efficiently and effectively introduced into current operations. While some business Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation


This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

plm process flow  the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the success rate of new products Increasing the profitability of products Increasing return on assets Accelerating Time-to-Market Time-To-Market is the delay between an idea, from the marketing department or a customer, to the general availability of the product. The Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the process industries. Why?

plm process flow  and extensive vision. Discrete PLM Vendors Process PLM Vendors Alibre Formation Autodesk SAP Dassault Sequencia EDS / UGS Enovia eMatrix eRoom I2 Matix One PTC SAP UGS Summary Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) techniques have proven of great value to many companies. The benefits include reduced time to market, gains in engineering productivity, increased revenue, increased reuse, reduction of redesign activity. However, the PLM products available from the vast majority of vendors must be considered Read More

Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1 Business Process Management Product Certification Report


Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1 by Bizagi is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management solutions in TEC's BPM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for this BPM product's highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth BPM analyst commentary.

plm process flow  BPM Suite 9.1 Business Process Management Product Certification Report Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1 by Bizagi is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management solutions in TEC's BPM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for this BPM product's highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth BPM analyst Read More

Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply


Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

plm process flow  the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered without license fees and had an impression that in the BPM area, FOSS- as-a-software-licensing-model has established noticeable ground.  A market is comprised of two major sides—one side has the demands Read More

Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template


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plm process flow  Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template The Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 610 features and functions found in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions. This Business Process Management (BPM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Business Process Management (BPM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Business Process Management (BPM) Templ Read More

Delivering Adaptive Discovery for Business Process Management


Designing processes for business process management solutions can be daunting, as all flows, rules, and exceptions have to be defined. With Adaptive Discovery from Ultimus, however, processes can be designed on a high level, and exceptions defined after deployment.

plm process flow  Adaptive Discovery for Business Process Management Automating processes through business process management (BPM) solutions is not where the benefits of the solution end. Because the processes people use internally change rapidly, the BPM solution should adapt its processes accordingly. The ability of the BPM solution to adapt to the ever-changing environment within organizations provides the advantage of delivering increased productivity, and faster cycle times with fewer errors. BPM solutions Read More

Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process


Invensys has announced a new division, Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), which combines the PRISM and Protean process ERP products with the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process products. The announcements also include integration of a series of additional Baan modules for PRISM and Protean. The modules include products in the areas of Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, e-business (procurement and sales) and Supply Chain Management.

plm process flow  Announces New Division - Baan Process Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process P. Catz - April 26, 2001 Event Summary A new division within Invensys , Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), will be made up of the PRISM and Protean process ERP products currently under the Wonderware division, plus the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process product targeted at Food and Beverage, Chemicals, Plastics, Primary Metals, Pulp & Paper, and Cable & Wire industries. Robert Thomas is the name of the Read More

Business Process Innovation


In recent years, industry-leading companies have identified process innovation as a real competitive advantage, since outsourcing can provide “virtual scale” to companies of any size. While every company has examples of a select few projects or product launches that were stellar and considered best-in-class, what sets best-process companies apart from the rest is their continued business process innovation and scale.

plm process flow  Process Innovation In recent years, industry-leading companies have identified process innovation as a real competitive advantage, since outsourcing can provide “virtual scale” to companies of any size. While every company has examples of a select few projects or product launches that were stellar and considered best-in-class, what sets best-process companies apart from the rest is their continued business process innovation and scale. Read More