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How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

April 14, 2015 10:31 am | by John Kelley & Kerrie Jordan | Articles | Comments

Ever wonder how your lunch was made? Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail – product lifecycle management.  

The Convenience Of Cloud For Process Integration

January 29, 2015 11:56 am | by Dave Sukowatey | Articles | Comments

As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a...

Web-Based Product Lifecycle Management Software

January 16, 2015 9:30 am | by Omnify Software | Product Releases | Comments

Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for...

Home Is Where The Smart Is

November 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by Steve Chalgren | Articles | Comments

Smart appliances and integrated products depend not only on ideation and generation but also...

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Product Developers Need To Shift To An All-Digital Mindset

June 9, 2014 12:04 pm | by Ajay Chavali & Kevin Prendeville | Articles | Comments

Although widely used and straightforward, the linear approach to product development and design has started to reveal serious limitations. One of the most vexing and prevalent challenges has been the inefficient flow of information throughout this process.

Quality Management Solution Embeds Quality Info In Product Record

June 2, 2014 9:54 am | by Arena Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has announced Arena Quality, a new solution that enables the entire discreet engineering and manufacturing team to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate and resolve product quality problems.

Software Integration With Hardware Crucial For Manufacturing

May 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Kevin Prendeville | Articles | Comments

Why does this integration matter? In a word, money. Research and development investments for high-tech companies, which include product development, can represent 20 percent of revenues annually. Late product launches can cost a high-tech firm 10 percent of its profits over multiple years.


Unique Environment Places Emphasis on Real-time Data, Traceability

March 24, 2014 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.

Arena Solutions Drives 77 Percent Growth

February 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by Arena Solutions | News | Comments

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has reported on its fiscal year 2013 financial performance, which featured robust growth, including a 77 percent leap in new customer subscriptions year-over-year.

A Connected Factory In The Semiconductor Industry

December 12, 2013 3:37 pm | by Ramadurai Ramalingam, Vice President & Manoj Ramanujam, Senior Consultant, Semiconductor, Computing and Storage Vertical, Wipro | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor companies have pockets of excellence within their business operations, but fragmented and often outdated systems make real time intelligence a difficult proposition in the current landscape. This is why the concept of a connected factory that is supported by an analytical framework is critical for the semiconductor organizations and can truly result in efficiency improvements for the semiconductor manufacturers.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ULA Atlas V Rocket Sends MAVEN To Mars

November 19, 2013 10:22 am | by BusinessWire | News | Comments

A ULA Atlas V rocket, enabled by design analysis software from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit, carried the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) satellite into space to begin its 10-month journey to Mars to gather information about the climate of the red planet.

Accenture To Acquire Leading PLM Company − PCO Innovation

November 1, 2013 1:49 pm | by Accenture | News | Comments

Accenture has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation – a leading international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) software technologies. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s ability to help clients organize, develop and manage new products and services throughout their lifecycle and bring them to market more quickly and efficiently.


The 5-Step Process For A Seamless PLM Upgrade

October 8, 2013 11:18 am | by Alok Sinha, President, Global Application & Engineering Services, Xchanging | Articles | Comments

As PLM vendors introduce next-generation platforms to address the dynamic business requirements involved in product strategy formulation and implementation, companies too must optimize their investments in PLM upgrades.         

What's Trending: OSHA's Top Safety Violations; PLM As An Enterprise Application

October 7, 2013 10:51 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback. OSHA's Top 10 safety violations; Detroit's Packard plant to sell soon; and the growing importance of PLM as an enterprise application.     

The Growing Importance Of PLM As An Enterprise Application

October 2, 2013 9:47 am | by Tony Christian, Cambashi | Articles | Comments

When we look at the progression of enterprise IT, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology continues to expand and overlap into adjacent areas of enterprise application functionality.                 

The Next Medical Device Imperative: Achieving Unique Device Identifier Compliance

September 13, 2013 10:19 am | by John Danese, Senior Director of Life Sciences Industry, Oracle | Articles | Comments

The FDA is currently in the final stages of implementing a Unique Device Identifier initiative. When this initiative is fully implemented, all medical devices will need to have a label containing Device Identifier and Production Identifier data. This mandate is aimed at improving patient care and product quality by creating the ability to trace information about each medical device throughout the supply chain.

Case Study: Improving Engineering Design, Documentation And Communication

September 11, 2013 10:19 am | by Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

Like many new companies, Apogee was managing product information with Excel spreadsheets where Bills of Materials (BOMs) were maintained manually and changes were managed in a homegrown system. The manual approach of hand entering information into spreadsheets proved to be error-prone with mistakes that wound up being very costly.


Shop Floor Work Instructions Made Easier With PLM

September 10, 2013 10:17 am | by Margaret Furleigh, Siemens PLM Software | Articles | Comments

If you’re using paper-based methods to create and communicate work instructions, or finding your electronic methods cumbersome, you may want to consider switching to interactive, PLM-based electronic work instruction.         

Accenture Expands PLM With Acquisition Of PRION Group

August 21, 2013 2:40 pm | by Accenture | News | Comments

Accenture announced its intent to acquire PRION Group — a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software.                        

Why PLM Is So Important For High-Tech Manufacturers

July 17, 2013 10:37 am | by Kevin Prendeville, Managing Director, Accenture | Articles | Comments

Product lifecycle management (PLM) may sound like one of those deep-in-the-weeds business terms, but it has become one of the most important arenas for accelerating product deliveries, reducing costs, and generating more revenues in major manufacturing industries.

Siemens Simplifies PLM Software Implementation; Provides Faster ROI

June 5, 2013 4:23 pm | by Siemens | News | Comments

Siemens PLM Software has implemented a new application based approach to product release, simplifying how manufacturers adopt Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management system. The new approach separates Teamcenter applications from being dependent on a specific version of the larger Teamcenter platform.

Five Reasons For Small To Mid-size Manufacturers To Adopt PLM

May 1, 2013 10:32 am | by Chuck Cimalore, CTO and Co-founder of Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

By implementing a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, companies both large and small, benefit by simplifying and shortening each phase of the product development process. However, deciding whether or not to adopt PLM software has been a challenge for smaller organizations due to a reputation of PLM being difficult to implement.

PLM Needs To Be Viewed As Strategic Corporate Asset

April 24, 2013 10:34 am | by Kevin Prendeville | Articles | Comments

During the past several years the tables have turned on a number of large high-tech companies as several market leaders have become followers, and several followers have become market leaders. The dramatic change has pivoted on the ability of these market followers to leverage investments in product development processes to deliver more innovative and impactful products than the leaders.

Dassault Systèmes Launches New Industry Solution Experience: 'Winning Program' For Aerospace and Defense

November 6, 2012 3:56 pm | by Dassault Systèmes | Manufacturing Business Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of a new industry solution experience for aerospace and defense companies called “Winning Program.”

Accelerating The Pace Of Business With Synchronous Technology

September 28, 2012 11:35 am | by Siemens PLM | Articles | Comments

In 2008, Siemens PLM Software launched Solid Edge with synchronous technology to enable users to accelerate new design processes, make faster changes to existing designs and improve the re-use of imported data. Kimball moved to Solid Edge with synchronous technology to address its business and engineering challenges.

Accelrys Offers New Integrated Accelrys Process Management And Compliance Suite

September 18, 2012 10:45 am | by Accelrys | Manufacturing Business Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced the new integrated Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite of software products designed specifically to enhance product and process insight, facilitate collaboration and streamline product development from research through late-stage quality control and manufacturing.

Siemens PLM Acquires Perfect Costing Solutions GmbH

September 11, 2012 11:31 am | News | Comments

With its takeover of Perfect Costing Solutions GmbH based in Goeppingen, Germany, the Siemens Industry Automation Division will extend its leading position in the field of product lifecycle management software. The relevant agreement was signed yesterday.

Solar Products Makers Fall On Industry Challenges

August 31, 2012 9:32 am | News | Comments

The solar sector was hit hard Thursday after two more Chinese producers cut their expectations for the year, providing more evidence of a potentially long period of weak demand and prices. First Solar, the biggest U.S. solar producer, was the biggest percentage decliner on the Standard & Poor's 500 index, tumbling 15 percent.

A Helping Hand

August 24, 2012 1:01 pm | by answers (powered by Siemens) | Videos | Comments

Daniel is a normal boy.  He likes dinosaurs and tractors. But something makes him very special: curiosity, courage, and an arm designed just for him (thanks to the efforts ofbiomedical engineering students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, with a little help from Siemens PLM Software).

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