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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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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.

data management best practices plm  and the extensions? If data must be shared by two or more applications, which application owns the data? Do the architectures of your ERP and any extensions being considered easily support integration and interoperability? Accessible Technologies, Inc (ATI) is one company that faced these integration decisions. The firm designs, manufactures and markets Pro- Charger© brand supercharger systems for automotive, marine, truck and commercial applications. The challenge for us is managing two distribution 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

data management best practices plm  means a compartmentalized  product data management (PDM)  implementation in an engineering department, with not many instituted collaborative PLM processes across other departments and trading partners. My post concluded that in spite of the elusive benefits from PLM collaboration, switching from one PLM system for another one (regardless of its CAD or ERP origin) in a rip-and-replace manner will not necessarily solve most of the aforementioned issues. Can the New Organic Crop of PLM Apps Help? But Read More

The Importance of Component Event Management in a PLM Strategy


Component event management promises an answer. Component event management is a methodology to systematically detect and resolve component events in the most timely and efficient manner possible. This paper will introduce the philosophy of component event management and introduce a new category of software that is being developed to help implement this concept and improve business performance.

data management best practices plm  complementary to current Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications, adding additional information and event management capabilities to better manage the component lifecycle. There are two key aspects that make Component Event Management different than PDM. The first is the concept of an “event”. Component Event Management ties actions around externally driven events that must be addressed in a timely manner to avoid significant costs. The second is context. Read More

Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are becoming aware that better change can drive top-line benefits—and are developing processes with an eye towards improving speed-to-market. Find out why good change management is becoming more important—and how you can use it as a tool to increase product profitability.

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Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

data management best practices plm  and consistency of product data throughout the collection development process. Intelligent and Exhaustive Production Process Management Lectra also ensures that the production process interfaces seamlessly with its PLM solution. All the data necessary for production is available and accessible company-wide, facilitating optimization of costs and production times. Its wide range of production process management tools (material savings management, cutting order planning) can simulate various production Read More

Appliance Power: Crunching Data Warehousing Workloads Faster and Cheaper than Ever


Appliances are taking up permanent residence in the data warehouse (DW). The reason: they are preconfigured, support quick deployment, and accelerate online analytical processing (OLAP) queries against large, multidimensional data sets. Discover the core criteria you should use to evaluate DW appliances, including performance, functionality, flexibility, scalability, manageability, integration, and extensibility.

data management best practices plm  Power: Crunching Data Warehousing Workloads Faster and Cheaper than Ever Appliances are taking up permanent residence in the data warehouse (DW). The reason: they are preconfigured, support quick deployment, and accelerate online analytical processing (OLAP) queries against large, multidimensional data sets. Discover the core criteria you should use to evaluate DW appliances, including performance, functionality, flexibility, scalability, manageability, integration, and extensibility. Read More

PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

data management best practices plm  user buy-in? Probably. Our data suggests that for the same group of FOSS PLM seekers, the percentages of Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server went up in 2009 and the first half of 2010. In sum, FOSS PLM has already had considerable acceptance (around 20 percent for the past two and a half years) from users. For users who want to have the combination of FOSS PLM + proprietary OS and database, Aras Innovator is the option. As for users who want to have the combination of FOSS PLM + FOSS OS + FOSS Read More

The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings by executing a series of focused, high return projects

data management best practices plm  Specification management and product data management tools with parametric search capabilities can be implemented in order to allow designers to search existing items before creating new ones. Strategic sourcing initiatives can leverage these common material definitions to take advantage of larger volume purchases for a smaller number of items. Design Rationalization - An additional project that can be implemented that takes advantage of the common material definitions from rationalizing materials is a Read More

The Best ACT! Is Still to Come


After a long history as a contact management and relationship tracking tool, ACT! 2005, is expanding to offer more sales force automation features for small to midsize businesses. Now available in a workgroup version, it offers new templates, enhanced opportunity management, additional security, contact record permissions, group scheduling features, and new quote generation functionality. Technical improvements include an SQL database and a complete .NET platform positioning ACT! for total Internet accessibility. The balance of power will surely shift in the competitive landscape as ACT! 2005 covers SME CRM areas currently marked by competitors such as Goldmine and MS CRM.

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PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice


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Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency.

data management best practices plm  Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More