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April 17, 2021Like

Form, Fit & Function – Additional Considerations

Form, Fit & Function is a change and configuration management principle that helps to determine if a component or assembly can be revised, i.e. if it can be changed by increasing the revision of the component or assembly, or if a new component or assembly has to be created and
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April 15, 2021Like

Form, Fit & Function

Form, Fit & Function is a change and configuration management principle that helps to determine if a component or assembly can be revised, i.e. if it can be changed by increasing the revision of the component or assembly, or if a new component or assembly has to be created and
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April 5, 2021Like

PLM Insights: What System Should Own the MBOM? PLM or ERP? Or Both?

Most discrete manufacturers would probably agree that the engineering BOM or EBOM is created and managed in PLM. And it makes sense. CAD data is typically stored and managed in PLM, and the product structure, the origin of the EBOM, is typically defined in CAD and through a CAD integration
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March 21, 2021Like

What is the difference between an EBOM and an MBOM? Do we need both?

Most companies distinguish the engineering bill of material (EBOM) from the manufacturing bill of material (MBOM) or MBOMs in one way or another. The primary difference is that the EBOM is usually created by product engineering as part of the product design. It contains all engineering specified components or materials
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July 15, 2020Like

SAP – Siemens Digital Industries Partnership

Yesterday’s announcement of a partnership between two global software powerhouses to offer their customers integrated and enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management can be seen as a first step towards a truly integrated product development and manufacturing environment, but also as an acknowledgement
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March 17, 2020Like

We have PLM. Now what?

Many companies have implemented and are using PLM these days. Talking to and working with dozens of companies in various industries made me realize though that most of these companies are barely scratching the surface of the vendors’ vision of PLM and of what is available and possible today.  Many
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February 23, 2020Like

Do We Need More Than One BOM? – A Synopsis of the Different BOMs in a Product Lifecycle

As a product progresses through the different stages of its life – concept, design, prototype, manufacturing, support, etc, its composition may change and we look at the product in different ways, such as how it works, how it is designed, how it is configured, how it is manufactured, how it
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February 21, 2020Like

Rockwell Automation Acquires Kalypso

Yesterday’s announcement of the acquisition of Kalypso by Rockwell Automation marks the official end of Kalypso’s self-proclaimed position as an objective and unbiased consultancy. While Kalypso always had official partnerships with a few large PLM software companies, including Oracle and PTC, and hence never was truly objective and unbiased, the
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June 20, 20191

PLM – An Enterprise System Without Purpose?

PLM today, it seems to me, is often similar to home computers in the early years. A few people had one, but most of them didn’t really know what to do with it, at least not anything really useful. The Commodore 64 I got when I was a teenager for
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June 7, 2019Like

PDM and PLM

To understand the terms better, it is useful to go back in history a few years. Until about 1999 the term PLM did not exist. Before, everything that had to do with managing product data was referred to as product data management (PDM) or sometimes also engineering data management (EDM).
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