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ERP vs. PLM: Debating the Wrong Question?

By Joe Barkai

For quite some time all was quiet.  So long as ERP managed enterprise data and PLM software was, for all intents and purposes, about managing CAD, everyone was content.  However, over the past several years, there has been a deliberate growth in both camps.  PLM vendors are going upstream to manage non-CAD activities and data such as suppliers data, compliance information and technical publications. ERP companies, most notably Oracle, claim a position at the center of the PLM, or, more import


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Auto Industry Change: Sustainability & PLM

By Joe Barkai

The pace and complexity of change the automotive industry is facing is staggering.  If we look ahead 10 or 20 years, how many times will the product need to change?  Kimberly Knickle and I have taken a look at just a few of the high profile announcements we've seen over the last couple months - from recent auto shows, investments in new technologies, and even the relationship between the industry's products and regulations, voluntary or involuntary.   A common theme runs t


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This is a complimentary copy of IDC Manufacturing Insights' Worldwide Manufacturing 2010 Top 10 Predictions report.


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Creating Sustainability Intelligence in 2010

By Kimberly Knickle

  Earlier in January, IDC Manufacturing Insights presented our top 10 2010 predictions for manufacturers, and I briefly introduced my sustainability prediction for manufacturers. Armed with Metrics, Manufacturers Move from Sustainability Reporting to Intelligence.


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Auto Industry Change: Sustainability & PLM

By Kimberly Knickle

The pace and complexity of change the automotive industry is facing is staggering.  If we look ahead 10 or 20 years, how many times will the product need to change?  Joe Barkai and I have taken a look at just a few of the high profile announcements we've seen over the last couple months - from recent auto shows, investments in new technologies, and even the relationship between the industry's products and regulations, voluntary or involuntary.   A common theme runs through


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  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Kimberly,
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Antony,
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    Jeff
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    Jeff,
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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