Archive for August, 2022

How To Move Beyond Debates About What Comes First PLM or ERP?

How To Move Beyond Debates About What Comes First PLM or ERP?

It is no secret that PLM (product lifecycle management) and ERP systems are two of the most important systems within any manufacturing organization. Both systems play a critical role in managing product data and operations, but which system should come first? For years, the Enterprise Resource Planning implementation priority line…

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Digital Transformation, Engineers, and BOM Excel Paradox

Digital Transformation, Engineers, and BOM Excel Paradox

Although many manufacturers still rely heavily on document-based Bill of Materials (BOM) Excel files, the days of these archaic systems and processes are numbered. While managing BOMs using Excel and spreadsheet files is widely popular, they also come with a host of disadvantages that can negatively impact a manufacturer’s operations….

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Rethinking Old PLM Best Of Breed vs Single System Solution Dilemma

Rethinking Old PLM Best Of Breed vs Single System Solution Dilemma

There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the best PLM systems and solutions for manufacturing companies. It doesn’t matter if you’re selecting a solution for a startup, SME, or large manufacturing enterprise. The decisions are not simple. In the old school PLM and enterprise…

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Digital Transformation, PLM Web Services, and Inverted Business Models

Digital Transformation, PLM Web Services, and Inverted Business Models

Manufacturing is under pressure. Increasing global competition and the need to reduce manufacturing costs are putting pressure on companies to find new ways to produce products. At the same time, customers are demanding ever-higher quality products with shorter lead times. Digital transformation is on everyone’s mind in the manufacturing business…

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