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PLM/ERP/MES: The ‘Holy Trinity’ of Manufacturing

The number one challenge of manufacturing is getting ‘the right product, at the right time, at the right price‘. Competitive advantage used to come from automation and more recently digitalization, but this has now become the norm with the advent of new technologies and modern apps. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Replace Where Used: PLM’s Achilles Heel?

Product development requires an eco-system of inter-dependent capabilities and complementary functions to bring teams together around a product creation and industrialization platform. The so-called platform contributes to converting new ideas into product designs, up to production readiness and serviceability, managing the engineering-enterprise relational data throughout their lifecycle. Most products have multiple variants and successive modifications Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Beyond ECAD-MCAD Collaboration

Complex products and services Most complex products are both mechanical and electrical, with the balance rapidly increasingly moving towards innovative electrical engineering as new product and service differentiation. Competitive product development requires robust collaboration between multiple domains, including the tight integration of electrical hardware and software development with traditional mechanical design and enterprise processes. Innovations in connectivity Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Industry 4.0: Toward More Data-Driven Decision Making

Data is everywhere In most industries (and including the manufacturing industry), data leads to knowledge, and ultimately to Intellectual Property (IP) and competitive advantage.  There is a lot to do, in business understanding terms, to differentiate valuable or useful data from non value-added data. There are plenty of opportunities to leverage data and convert it Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

BOM Convergence: 4 Integration Patterns

Multiple Enterprise BOMs Bills of Materials (BOMs) can be referred to as the lifeblood of manufacturing companies. Whether or not the ‘single enterprise BOM‘ vision will ever be achievable is still open for debate from different perspectives: technical feasibility, organizational maturity, cultural reasons, etc. (including data silo mentality, as well as transition challenge perhaps). It Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

From Planning to Validation: Putting CAE Back Into Engineering

Putting CAE back into engineering Simply put, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) is the process of solving complex engineering problems through the use of sophisticated, interactive, graphical software, coupled with mathematical models and optimization systems. The true value of CAE is to foster virtual product development validation by enabling manufacturers to integrate advanced technology into the conceptual Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe