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Upchain Inc named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program

2019-11-07T09:22:30-05:00

Summary: Upchain Inc., a cloud-based provider of Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management systems, received a Companies-to-Watch award. The award spotlights emerging companies that exhibit strong growth and show potential to be a future candidate for the Technology Fast 50 award. TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Upchain Inc., a cloud-based provider of Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management systems, [...]

Upchain Inc named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program2019-11-07T09:22:30-05:00

Upchain moments: highlights from ConX19

2019-12-13T10:42:19-05:00

About IpX ConX19 If you attended IpX ConX19 conference in San Diego, you probably went home with loads of information. ConX19 was filled with informative presentations, breakout sessions, and opportunities for attendees to connect and share their enterprise transformation experiences. Attendees learned best practices for tangible organizational change and cultural change that deploy sustainable continual improvement throughout the organization. Speakers presented lessons [...]

Upchain moments: highlights from ConX192019-12-13T10:42:19-05:00

What is Bill of Materials (BOM)?

2019-09-17T14:58:04-04:00

Summary: A bill of materials (BOM) is an absolutely critical document at all stages in the product development lifecycle — from procurement and manufacturing, to logistics and inventory management, to sales and after sales services. A bill of materials (BOM) is a centralized source of information that lists all assemblies, sub-assemblies, parts, and raw materials needed to produce one unit of a [...]

What is Bill of Materials (BOM)?2019-09-17T14:58:04-04:00

How PLM software can change your business

2019-08-29T13:52:47-04:00

Summary: Traditional PLM was made up of data silos and outdated information that led to costly production errors. But with the incorporation of the cloud and other digital technologies to this, companies are able to meet their manufacturing goals, from budget to deadline. Did you know that in 2016 alone, the PLM software niche was valued at $18.80 billion? This is [...]

How PLM software can change your business2019-08-29T13:52:47-04:00

How Cloud PLM gets you to Industry 4.0

2019-07-09T10:14:07-04:00

Summary: Many manufacturers talk about Industry 4.0, but less than 3% of them have actually achieved it. Cloud PLM makes it easier for manufacturers to leverage the data necessary to make Industry 4.0 a reality. Industry 4.0 in manufacturing is here, but few are taking advantage of it. Despite, the progress made in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, [...]

How Cloud PLM gets you to Industry 4.02019-07-09T10:14:07-04:00

7 easy ways to cut your product development costs

2019-07-03T09:46:05-04:00

Summary: Your product development costs are higher than they need to be. Follow these 7 tips to cut them down to size. Over the last decade, manufacturers have struggled to contain rising product development costs. And rightfully so. Forbes reported a x4 increase in product development costs between 2008 and 2013. With the cost of materials, labor, and production steadily climbing [...]

7 easy ways to cut your product development costs2019-07-03T09:46:05-04:00

A lack of collaboration in the workplace hurts your bottom Line

2019-07-04T10:34:47-04:00

Summary: Poor collaboration in the workplace reduces quality, productivity, and profits. For teams to successfully collaborate, data needs to be easily accessed and shared across the value chain. There's been plenty of hype surrounding collaboration in the workplace. But does it actually impact organizations as much as we think it does? Today we're going look at what collaboration in the workplace [...]

A lack of collaboration in the workplace hurts your bottom Line2019-07-04T10:34:47-04:00

What Is Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing?

2019-05-21T13:30:04-04:00

Summary: SCM is a software solution that helps companies make their supply chains as efficient as possible, usually by reducing inventory without compromising service levels. For manufacturers of complex products, SCM also catalyzes collaboration between the engineers who design assemblies and the suppliers who make them. What is supply chain management in manufacturing SCM software creates processes and workflows that manage [...]

What Is Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing?2019-05-21T13:30:04-04:00

PDM vs PLM

2019-07-17T12:37:16-04:00

Summary: PDM is a tool to manage product data and ensure robust version control and a single version of the truth. PLM manages the workflows, processes, and the cross-department/cross-chain engagement organizations need to bring products to market. PDM vs PLM? It's a non-starter - companies need both. We’ve been talking a lot about the enterprise tech stack recently, looking at [...]

PDM vs PLM2019-07-17T12:37:16-04:00

Is digital twin technology a reality for SMEs?

2019-05-08T14:45:57-04:00

Summary: Digital twin technology is promising for manufacturers, but doesn't deliver the ROI for SMEs. Cloud PLM is the easy way to make data-driven decisions without over-investing in data management resources and software. Digital twins have caused a lot of hype in the manufacturing industry. So we're going to look at what this buzzword means and its impact on manufacturing. We'll [...]

Is digital twin technology a reality for SMEs?2019-05-08T14:45:57-04:00