Summary: The PLM procurement process is a big job. So we've created a cheat sheet of must-ask questions to streamline your PLM system purchase. Given all the flavors available, what to look for in a PLM is sort of a big question. So we trawled through dozens of research reports and hundreds of calls with clients and prospects to bring you [...]
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Summary: Product handoffs shouldn't be streamlined. They should be eliminated by putting product data at the heart of manufacturing processes and using software tools to build a production system based on collaboration, not on a cold hard engineering handoff. They say that engineers speak a different language. And apparently, it’s something that people are curious about, garnering 84 million results in [...]
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 [...]
Last week we were part of a webinar where we worked with both Engineering.com and CIMdata PLM expert James White to look how companies can leverage best of breed software with cloud PLM. This is the final installment of a two-part series summarizing that discussion. Last week, we looked at what James White, Strategy Practice Director at CIMdata, had to say [...]
Last week we were part of a webinar where we worked with both Engineering.com and CIMdata PLM expert James White to look how companies can leverage best of breed software with cloud PLM. This is the first installment of a two-part series summarizing that discussion. Today, we’re going to focus on what James White had to say: what CIMdata thinks the [...]
Summary: PLM evaluations are painful. But sometimes, they’re necessary. Modern PLM systems are fast, flexible, and integrate everywhere — PLM capabilities that should be standard today. If your PLM can’t do these things, it might be time to move on. PLM evaluations aren’t taken lightly. But sometimes, you need to take stock: is your PLM provider meeting your needs? Is [...]
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 [...]
Summary: Product data management systems, or PDM systems, are software that companies use to organize their CAD data. They keep files centralized, make them accessible across the value chain, and keep version control and edits organized over time. They’re a really, really good idea. Product Data Management, or a PDM system, is yet another acronymic member of the enterprise tech [...]
Summary: ERP has long been the premier software solution of choice for organizations. But is the ERP Era coming to an end? New contender cloud PLM puts up a serious fight to dominate manufacturing data and usurp ERP as the software engine of complex manufacturing. Recently we’ve been talking about ERP and PLM, what they are and where they came [...]
Summary: What is ERP? ERP is software that unites financial data with manufacturing data to streamline the production stage of the product lifecycle. Enterprise resource planning, or ERP, is the anchor for most manufacturing companies. Usually, the first question we get asked is: “does your PLM integrate with my ERP?” (the answer is ‘yes’ by the way). But understanding: what [...]