The Role of MBOM in PLM-ERP Integration

The Role of MBOM in PLM-ERP Integration

Today I want to talk about Manufacturing BOM (or how it is often called MBOM). Over the course of last few weeks, I shared thoughts about “solving for PLM and ERP”. Digital transformation and an increased complexity of products, brings the topic of connection between engineering and manufacturing to its…

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How to Solve PLM & ERP – Implementation Options

How to Solve PLM & ERP – Implementation Options

In my previous article How to solve PLM & ERP, I explored the challenges and complexities involved in integrating PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The feedback and comments from readers have been incredibly insightful, and I want to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts and…

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Essential Questions to Ask When Benchmarking PLM Vendors for Your Project

Essential Questions to Ask When Benchmarking PLM Vendors for Your Project

When embarking on a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) project, selecting the right vendor is critical. To ensure your PLM system meets your organization’s needs, it’s essential to ask the right questions. One size doesn’t fit all and the questioners for selecting PLM software can be quite different. I’ve been getting…

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How to Solve PLM & ERP?

How to Solve PLM & ERP?

PLM and ERP are two topics that always can trigger an interest from industrial companies and software vendors. The ubiquitous expansion of ERP systems (show me a large enough OEM that is not trying to answer the question of what to do with ERP) makes many companies to think that…

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Mid-Year Check 2024: The State of PLM Vendors

Mid-Year Check 2024: The State of PLM Vendors

As we are at the midpoint of 2024, it is a good time to take a look at PLM vendors and market to provide a quick review of what vendors are offering and what is on their mind. Keep in mind that my article research and summary is not scientific,…

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PLM and MBOM: Supply Chain Debates and Future Solution Architecture

PLM and MBOM: Supply Chain Debates and Future Solution Architecture

The debates about PLM and ERP about management of Bill of Materials are heating up. Recent years were remarkable with the number of complexities that coming together surrounding topics like supply chain, sustainability, increased regulation and cost analysis. MBOM and Ordering process is in the cross roads of these debates….

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OSLC vs. REST: What is Better for Engineering PLM and Manufacturing ERP Integrations?

OSLC vs. REST: What is Better for Engineering PLM and Manufacturing ERP Integrations?

In the world of engineering and manufacturing, data integration is paramount. As industries evolve towards more interconnected systems, choosing the right integration framework is crucial for efficiency, interoperability, and scalability. integration of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), supply chain management, product lifecycle management and business processes in a modern enterprise…

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Federated PLM vs Monolithic Multi-CAD PDM: Trends and Challenges

Federated PLM vs Monolithic Multi-CAD PDM: Trends and Challenges

I was catching up on social media reading over the weekend, and my attention was caught by Matthias Ahrens post speaking about about multi-CAD PDM support and federated PLM architecture. Check this out here. Here is the key passage: ….it seems that each PLM system has its favorite CAD system,…

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