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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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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 experience 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

Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge


Canadian manufacturers are getting squeezed. Challenged by a rising Canadian dollar, forced to hold the line on prices in the US market, pressured by customer demand for lower prices, better quality, and quicker service, these manufacturers need a way to retain their competitive edge and increase bottom-line profitability. Find out why product data management (PDM) is a solution you can turn to in these challenging times.

data management experience plm  Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company''s unique business and systems requirements. TEC is organized in evaluation centers like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM also incorporates vital product data management (PDM) functionality. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Fighting Back: How Product Data Read More

Siemens’ Active Workspace Handles PLM Data Complexity


Today, many companies have massive amounts of information generated from their product lifecycle processes currently lying dormant, often spread across many sites, departments, and divisions, and located in several different unconnected databases. This information overload, resulting from the increasing speed, variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to

data management experience plm  variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to enhance decision making. However, finding, understanding, and acting on all of this scattered information can be difficult, time consuming, and ultimately expensive. Product complexity is also increasing (many modern products, such as cars, planes, and smartphones have complex mixtures of mechanical, electrical, and software designs and components), and the product lifecycle management (PLM) systems that support the 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-term cost of ownership of the system. This article, third in a series details those requirements.

data management experience plm  the process industry. Common data includes project information such as workflow, basic project management information, approval information, and high-level product concepts. The data unique to the process industry includes product information such as formula (ingredients only) and recipe (formula plus processing procedures), packaging specifications, processing steps, test procedures, and plant independent production requirements. A comprehensive approach also means that many organizations and 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.

data management experience plm  production and the product data and processes transferred and implemented. This includes plant and corporate level systems like ERP, SCP, quality, MES and others. Automating the technology transfer is a key weapon in speeding Time-To-Market. Increasing the Success Rate of New Products In some markets, like CPG and food, the failure rate of new product introduction is very high, one source places it a 70%. A major motivation for Process PLM is decreasing the rate of failure or increasing the rate of Read More

Blackboard Learn 9.1 for Learning Management Certification Report


Blackboard Learn 9.1 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management 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 product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

data management experience plm  Learn 9.1 for Learning Management Certification Report Blackboard Learn 9.1 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management 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 product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

data management experience plm  and LMS solutions. Using data from TEC’s Evaluation Centers, we compiled information about end-user trends (looking first at users by geographic location and then by industry). The percentages in the figures below were derived by taking the total number of end-user inquiries from each location or industry type and dividing that by the total number of users for a given year. If we look at statistics over the past three years, we see a growing interest in learning management in specific geographic Read More

Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management


Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more profitable.

data management experience plm  and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more profitable. Read More

Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management


Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is the value of BPMN to vendors and organizations using business process modeling?

data management experience plm  Data objects explains how data is used or required for activities and connected by associations. Groups (indicated by a dashed rectangle line) have no effect on the sequence flow, but are primarily used for analysis purposes and documentation. Annotations provide additional text to explain certain processes within the diagram. The Value of Using BPMN within Business Process Modeling The BPMN-WG created structure in the chaos that can exist between modeling tools and notations (as well as between IT and Read More

Business Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management


As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM adoption.

data management experience plm  Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM Read More

Do You Need a Content Management System?


Understanding what content management means is the first step to determine how a solution will suit your company. Because of the abundance of information both inside and outside of organizations, it is crucial to harness it as an effective business asset.

data management experience plm  controls Content approval workflow Database and template creation Dynamic page generation Link management Document conversion Personalization Access control and built-in security Usage analysis Template and design standardization Vendors will offer a variety of these or other benefits. It is definitely in the company''s best interest to determine which system and vendor suits the organization best. Conclusion Selecting a CMS can run a company millions of dollars. It is therefore very important that the Read More

Core HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management


Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using.

data management experience plm  collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using. BEGINLYX Read More

Meeting Request Regarding PLM Research/PLM Buyer Behaviour Report


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data management experience plm  buyers. Backed by benchmarking data derived from thousands of enterprise selection projects conducted by TEC''s user community, we are currently creating a report entitled The TEC PLM Software Buyer Behavior Report . Invitation : We invite you as a leading PLM vendor to provide feedback on the content of the report, and will consider requests to include additional information where possible. The report explores buyer behavior trends over a two year period allowing software executives to learn business Read More

Agile Data Masking: Mitigate the Threat of Data Loss Prevention


You may not be as protected from data loss as you think. This infographic looks at some ways in which an enterprise's data can be compromised and vulnerable to security breaches and data loss, and shows how data masking can mean lower security risk and increased defense against data leaks.

data management experience plm  Data Masking: Mitigate the Threat of Data Loss Prevention You may not be as protected from data loss as you think. This infographic looks at some ways in which an enterprise''s data can be compromised and vulnerable to security breaches and data loss, and shows how data masking can mean lower security risk and increased defense against data leaks. Read More

Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management


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data management experience plm  systems to facilitate the data integration that feeds incentive management systems. They also then have to generate the formulas that spreadsheets execute, and make the modifications desired by the sales and finance departments. Needless to say, almost everyone turns to IT when they need a quick report run (while we all know that creating custom reports and performing custom data extraction tasks to support incentive compensation management is time-consuming and cost-intensive), and the workload can be Read More