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PLM: A New World of (More) Collaboration and Innovation
It used to be the case that PLM was perceived as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood

crowd sourcing design  PLM. One example of crowd sourcing is Fiat , which created the first 100% open sourced car. This involved 17,000 collaborators from 160 countries, who generated 10,000 ideas between them. In a nutshell, Fiat created a portal where anyone interested could share their vision on how the ideal car should look like. The most popular ideas were put into practice and the Fiat design team was constantly in touch with the community to provide them with  feedback on the status of the project but also to explain

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Line Planning and Calendar Management, Concept Development, Design and Product Development, Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Product Quality Management, Visual Merchandising, Supporting Technology, Application Technology 

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Outlook for 2010


As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the outlook in technology for 2010. We will touch on: •    Social Networking •    Social Product Development •    Business Intelligence (BI) for the Masses •    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS

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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One


Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is

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TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 1


While I have repeatedly met with TradeStone Software’s top executives at the company’s head office in Gloucester, Massachusetts (and elsewhere, such as at the multiple annual NRF BIG Retail Show events in New York City) and seen its software in action, 2013 was the first time that I have ever attended the company’s user conference, STARS (Simplifying Technology Around Retailers and Suppliers

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Can Your Product Development Move Closer to Consumers Now?


Half a year ago, I wrote about the need to include customer input in the design process in What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development? Recently, two pieces of Web content caught my attention and made me revisit this topic. The first one, The Path to Successful New Products, from the recent issue of McKinsey Quarterly, outlined three principles of making product development more

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ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design


Electro-mechanical design continues to gain importance, as the majority of today’s products have both electrical and mechanical components and systems. Designing and stimulating these products collaboratively across both domains is essential to producing high quality products. Learn how implementing an electro-computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) strategy—now—can help you later.

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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a suite targeted at cost-saving opportunities in the product development cycle.

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Llamasoft: Supply Chain Design, Modeling, and Analytics Across Product Lines


LLamasoft, long known for strong supply chain design expertise, says that “supply chain design, modeling and analytics” is the more appropriate way to think about this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm. Now the last independent supply chain network design firm, LLamasoft focuses on the supply chain execution (that is to say, not planning) side of things. Toby Brzoznowski (co-founder and executive

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Traceability: Sourcing the Data, A Critical Challenge


Forward and backward traceability, and determining the data attributes required to create traceability records, requires a thorough analysis of suppliers, materials, and processes, all while keeping in mind customer and industry requirements and government regulations. In the event of a recall, data collected along a traceability chain can be validated through manual, automated, or integrated efforts and then stored in a traceability database for accessibility and future reference. The type of solution architecture to achieve this is selected based on organization size and budget and compliance requirements.

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Breaking Down Information Silos Between Manufacturing and Design: A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration


What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d probably be asking “how could this happen?” The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems.

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Autodesk Jumps on the Browser-based 3D Design Bandwagon


Autodesk is executing well along its main messages: cloud offerings are doing well, there is ongoing expansion in manufacturing, and the complete suite offering is working. The vendor recently announced that its customers will now be able to access Autodesk design tools via a Web browser, allowing access to full-fledged 3D design, engineering, and entertainment work without sacrificing performance, power, or functionality.

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