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PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?
The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a

plm comparing for make to order manufacturing  are no full suite PLM solutions available. Solutions support features from production-focused Technology Transfer to enterprise-level Ideation and Portfolio Management, but nobody covers all of the needs. If we take Technology Transfer and Portfolio Management as examples, we see two extreme cases. Technology Transfer involves the translation of product specifications and production instructions to the plant, ideally including direct integration to automated production equipment. Clearly production equipm

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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 Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels


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plm comparing for make to order manufacturing  of unified sourcing and PLM solutions for retailers, reports many midsized and large North American, European, and Asian companies that have adopted the strategic sourcing approach suggest that a business can reduce expenses by 10 to 30 percent. Eqos touts similar responses from many supply chain managers at the largest North American and European retailers, which indicates that the use of foreign suppliers will nearly double in the next five years. Offshore suppliers are expected to account for nearly a Read More

Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator


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PTC Windchill 9.0 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report


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plm comparing for make to order manufacturing  This bi-directional connection between PLM and other systems is critical for enabling a seamless flow of information among different functional groups involved in product development, particularly engineering and manufacturing.   Industry-Specific ERP Based on the industry segment you belong to, you should explore ERP solutions available in the market to address your sector-specific requirements. This is step two in the product evaluation process, and is crucial if you belong to a niche segment (such as Read More

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