Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory

Tech-Clarity Insight Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory expands the discussion on the roles that ERP and PLM play in manufacturing to include the role of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The paper discusses the business need for integrating the solutions, automating the integrated product and production lifecycle, and closing the loop between

Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM

The Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM: Integrating the Roles of Execution and Innovation extends past research on the roles of ERP and PLM, describes the evolution of ERP-PLM integration beyond the basics to a more mature, bi-directional interaction. Reviews how companies can close the loop between product innovation and managing the business of manufacturing.

Cool Customer Tricks – Presenting Business Value from PLM at Siemens Conference

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