SAP – Too Much, or Too Little Credit for PLM Efforts?

I had the chance to talk with the PLM team at SAP recently to get an update on their plans and their progress to date. I struggled to understand why after all of the years of SAP getting too much credit for PLM, why they don’t seem to be getting as much credit for their recent efforts as I would expect. What do you think?

Fight or Embrace Best-of-Breed in the Manufacturing Systems Ecosystem?

What I learned this week came from some reflection on a workshop I conducted on enterprise systems for a small division of a large A&D contractor.Should we fight best-of-breed or embrace it?

The Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM in Manufacturing

A quick peek into some research on … how the roles of ERP and PLM have evolved from Tech-Clarity’s most recent report, Tech-Clarity Insight: The Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM – Integrating the Roles of Execution and Innovation. This research is a follow up to The Complementary Roles of ERP and PLM. The paper furthers my previous research and describes how the use of these enterprise systems has evolved, and the associated maturation of the integration between ERP and PLM systems. As my past research has concluded, these systems remain the cornerstone of product profitability and are better together.