CPDA’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) research programs target the critical decisions in Product Lifecycle Management challenging Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Information Technology managers and executives. CPDA’s PLM collaborative research programs provide indepth analysis of strategies, products, issues, processes, technologies, trends, case studies, and surveys for assessing technology, business goals and objectives, and implementation road maps.
This Webcast is brought to you by Manufacturing Business Technology, PTC, IBM. It addresses what Companies recognize as the market trends that are driving the need for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and how PLM is delivered with alternative business scenarios. Key speakers are Jim Brown, President and analyst of Tech-Clarity Inc, Tom Shoemaker, VP of Solutions Marketing for PTC, and Naseem Rao, Global Solutions Executive for IBM.
This paper is designed to help CEOs, CFOs, and senior Engineering executives understand how and where to leverage the growing phenomenon known as Global Product Development as a means to gain a dramatic increase in productivity within their product development operation.
When launching products, creating manuals, providing customer service and doing other tasks that involve documentation, you cannot afford inefficiencies. IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, surveyed hundreds of companies to uncover common content-related inefficiencies and their costs. See the results in this white paper.
In today's complex global life sciences marketplace, the ability to manage product information is a daunting task. The ability to ensure greater control over this critical product information has led to the development of a standard for product information throughout the European Union. If your company as not begun to think about PIM, now is the time, download this white paper immediately.
In February 2004, the FDA issued a Draft Guidance requiring the electronic submission of labeling content to be provided in an XML-based format called Structured Product Labeling (SPL). The purpose of this white paper is for the reader to gain an understanding and prepare for the FDA's new electronic labeling submission standard.
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Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Capturing product knowledge has proven to be very difficult and early attempts at building systems to capture and reuse knowledge have failed because they were too limited technically, required users to be able to develop computer codes (or programs) to embody knowledge rules and actions, and they did not work with common product design tools such as CAD and PDM systems.
Mergers or acquisitions have left most technology companies with a slew of products that are going in different directions. There are five steps you can take to get all products pointed in the same direction.
If you're a big fish in a small pond, you're probably one of the leaders in the market space you've defined as your pond. Conversely, if you're a small fish in a big pond, you're probably trying to be too many things to too many people, which dilutes your strengths and takes away any competitive advantage you might have. Which category do you fall into?
Asking your customers for input on future product direction can be a double- edged sword. If you're not asking the right questions, this process can create more headaches than it cures. Here are a few simple tips that should yield more useful customer feedback.
Product planning is nothing less than an exercise in prioritization. There are always a hundred things you need, but it boils down to the ten you can get done. So the question becomes, which ten best help your cause?
Product management positions are among the toughest to fill in the high technology industry due to the broad range of skills and real-world experiences that make for success in any given environment. A successful product manager in one organization doesn't necessarily translate to a successful product manager in your organization because the circumstances may be very different.
The problem with dividing product management into strategic and tactical camps is that most people shy away from the tactical label because it lacks the glamor of a strategist, not to mention all the hard work that goes with it. You can hardly blame them.
Most high technology product companies have a strategic plan that includes goals for revenue growth, new customers, market share and other quantifiable metrics. But a huge disconnect often exists between the strategic plan and product plans. The result is an organization going in many different directions.
Most people manage money with two objectives: protect it, and invest to secure the future. Your product development team is like a financial portfolio. Are you investing to secure the future or spending like a shopaholic?
With leading brands including Landliebe and Mona, Campina supplies milk, cheese, butter, desserts, yogurt and all kinds of dairy drinks in over 130 countries. Historically, each of these production and sales centers operated on an independent basis. While this allowed for a degree of localized efficiency, it presented a range of issues and potential fault lines which became exacerbated as the company, and the demands of its consumer grew.
A fast-growing supplier, NEI's delivery performance was declining, creating a significant problem with past-due shipments, even though the company had an excess of finished goods. Access this case study to learn about how they addressed their challenges.
Infor PLM Optiva streamlines the innovation process and enables food and beverage, home and personal care and specialty chemical companies to develop innovative products for the global market in less time and at lower cost, while significantly reducing the risks associated with new product innovation. Download this solution overview to learn more.
In order to align their production plans with customer's demand, metal fabricators must integrate seamlessly into the customer's own processes. As a result, integrated systems are essential, bringing design, product lifecycle management and service together in ways that predict, act and rapidly change in accordance with the customer's needs.
Manufacturers in the high-technology and electronics industry are under constant pressure to introduce innovative products that are more appealing, reliable and inexpensive. The pace is relentless and requires cross-functional and cross-entity communication to get the right volume and timing of product to the marketplace.
In today's process manufacturing environment, innovation is viewed as critical to sustainable growth and profitability. While open innovation is regarded as the answer, few companies can effectively measure the return on R&D investment, have acceptable product success rates, achieve acceptable promotional effectiveness, or have visibility into their compliance risks or operational readiness for new product launches.
Time is money, resources are scarce and only projects that add value and meet the organization's strategic aim and objectives should be flying. Why is it, therefore, that so many projects are running that have not been formally approved, burn limited and finite resource and, most importantly, do not improve or deliver new services or increase market share?
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