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Llamasoft Keeps Supply Chain Design Relevant
It used to be (and it might still be the case in many companies) that supply network design and optimization would be run yearly (or maybe every six months) by

bob design  For more information, see  Bob Eastman's blog post on Llamasoft . Llamasoft has nearly140 partners and alliance relationships—some are tech partners ( Esri, Tableau ), while some are resellers ( BMA , primarily in South Africa/India, and Optilon , primarily in Scandinavia). The vendor works with large consulting groups who have large supply chain practice groups and lease Llamasoft software on a project basis when they do strategic network optimization and inventory optimization projects for their

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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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