One of my favorite parts of going to conferences is learning what cool projects, products, and other cool accomplishments manufacturers have leveraged PLM for. In addition to sharing some very positive news on the market (see PLM Keeping up Momentum: Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2011) the recent Siemens PLM analyst event showcased a number of…
PLM and MES? Dassault Systemes says Yes! (acquires Intercim)
I had the chance to talk with … Dassault Systemes about their acquisition of MES provider Intercim. The acquisition of Intercim is a strategic move, and represents Dassault’s confirmation of the importance of linking engineering intent and manufacturing process planning to manufacturing operations (and vice versa). What do they Do? Dassault Systemes is one of…
The Roles of ERP and PLM in Manufacturing – now with MES!
A quick peek into some research on … the role Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) play alongside ERP and PLM to help manufacturers improve their business and increase product profitability. I have researched, posted, and discussed the complementary and integrated roles of ERP and PLM numerous times. But the question would come up, “how does MES…
A New Product Portfolio Management Opportunity for Engineering-Centric Businesses
A quick peek into some research on … how product portfolio management (PPM) can be more closely tied to engineering projects. The research, Issue in Focus: Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy – Closing the Loop on Product Planning explores the connection between PLM and PPM for manufacturers that focus on intense engineering programs as opposed to high-volume products like consumer packaged goods (CPG).
Social Software and PLM – Gap Filler or Intelligent Network?
What I learned this week came from a great post on Hypertextual titled “Positioning with other IT systems: the liquid nature of Enterprise 2.0.” I see things slightly differently regarding social computing and PLM.
Closing the Loop on Product Innovation – Integrating ERP and PLM
A quick peek into some research on closing the loop on product innovation through an integrated ERP-PLM strategy.
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