GE Joins PTC PartnerAdvantage, What's Different About Plex Systems, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Below are articles from the past week that discuss a range of industrial topics including the future connection between MES and PLM due to GE's most recent venture, how America's energy consumption effects the economy, and product compliance through data analysis. 

GE Intelligent Platforms Joins the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program to Optimize Manufacturing Performance by Connecting MES and PLM

On Monday, GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it was joining the PTC PartnerAdvantage program in order to combine software application and technology solutions to assist manufacturers with closing the loop between product design and shop floor execution. As a provider of manufacturing operations management software, GE will now have integration access for design software, MES applications, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Read the press release.

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To assist with the explanation of manufacturing operations management and the evolution of such software and applications, Principal Analyst Mark Davidson will be launching a dedicated research library by the end of June. Davidson has recently published a two part blog post series providing a glimpse at the industry discussions he intends to add valuable insight to: The (Not so Distant) Future of Manufacturing Software Platforms and Next Generation Manufacturing Software Platforms Explained.

What’s Different about Plex Systems?

Cindy Jutras, of Mint Jutras, attended the 12th annual Plex Systems PowerPlex Conference and offers her community not only a recap of announcements, but also her insight in why after years of industry experience she still believes that Plex Systems stands out among solution providers. The conference theme “Get Connected” supports Jutras’s explanation of how company culture of engagement and sharing radiates in competitor comparison. Worth a read, as Cindy provides a strong examination of this well-known provider. How Plex Systems has achieved differentiation.

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LNS Research was also in attendance at this year’s PowerPlex Conference, and in the coming days President & Principal Analyst Matthew Littlefield will be publishing an article outlining his personal experiences and key takeaways.

Make Your Move: US Energy Production Promises Long-Term Economic Benefits

IndustryWeek published an article by contributor Alan Beaulieu of ITR, discussing that the recent developments in the U.S. energy industry have prompted revolutionary changes on a global scale. Beaulieu emphasizes America’s economic successes with natural gas and oil production, from an abundant supply to job creation to increased tax revenue. As an economist, Alan Beaulieu provides an optimistic outlook for manufacturers through the evaluation of trends. Energy production sparks a brighter future.

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Speaking of energy, new research reports are continuing to be added to our Industrial Energy Management (IEM) Library. The IEM Best Practices Guide was created to help executives understand strategies and technology behind energy management strategies. The guide provides a solid foundation for understanding how to improve operating margins, reduce impacts to the environment, and improve overall business performance. Access this research spotlight.

describe the image4 Ways Life Sciences Companies Can Improve Product Compliance

Using data from LNS’s 2012-2013 Quality Management Survey, this post will discuss several ways life sciences companies can improve products in compliance. PiC is measured as a percentage of finished products within compliance. It directly correlates to the effectiveness of internal education programs and SOPs, in addition to shedding light on an organization’s ability to meet local, national, and global compliance. Product in compliance metric data by industry.

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