By Joe Barkai – April 16, 2012
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One of most common phrases one hears in when discussing the value of product life-cycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) software is that by combining multiple data sources, each representing different aspects of a product, such as architecture and geometries, test information, supply chain considerations, and so forth, these tools can unify information to represent a "single version of the truth." But do PDM tools really represent a single version of the truth? Should they?


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Joe Barkai

VP Research, Product Life-Cycle StrategiesIDC Manufacturing Insights


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