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RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the

bi case study for discrete manufacturing  place that tested the ability and determination of multiple technology providers to develop a scalable system based on the successes and failures of the pilot. Namely, in addition to Provia, whose WMS and transportation management systems (TMS) applications had to be meanwhile upgraded to take advantage of EPC data, Sun Microsystems , Alien Technology , and Tyco-Sensormatic , which have supplied different pieces of the required hardware, and OAT Systems , which has provided its Senseware middleware

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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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