Software as a Business Worry – Volkswagen Is Just the First

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Everybody involved in the business of manufacturing has been shocked by the revelations of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. It seems incredible to many of us that a company so steeped in success and growth would make such a clearly illegal move in order to grow its business.

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Tags: PLM, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, IIoT

Siemens Acquires Camstar: Better Realizing Innovation for 3 Vertical Industries

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

A couple of weeks back, we attended a special analyst webcast announcing the intent of Siemens to acquire Camstar, a long-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) player, as part of the Siemens PLM software group. This transaction is on a fast track to culminate in November, 2014 with terms undisclosed, as Camstar is a privately held company.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, MOM, PLM

Dassault Systèmes' Apriso Manufacturing Software Capabilities

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

When it comes to today’s manufacturing businesses, most of the low-hanging fruit in improving traditional processes or legacy systems has been picked. Many of these improvements involve leveraging cutting-edge technology to its fullest, as well as defining common goals and aligning processes across multiple plants and business units in order to meet enterprise-level goals.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, PLM, Solution Selection Guide

The Top 5 Automotive Quality Management Failures of All Time, Conflict Minerals and PLM, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 26, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This article compliation provides insight into the latest advancements occuring within the industrial technology space. Topics being discussed include PLM, the relationship between enterprise quality management software and big data, quality management failures in the automotive industry, and more.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Weekly Roundup, PLM, Energy Metrics

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe, The Big Three for Big Data, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This LNS Research article discusses recently published industrial content. The round-up for this week includes topics such as advancements in offshore wind energy, ROI of big data for manufacturers, product lifecycle management (PLM) as it relates to quality, and developing centralized energy management. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, PLM, ERP, Quality Management, Energy Management

Part 2: PLM-Centric Quality Management

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 08:01 AM

In our previous blog, we discussed the relationship between Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the cost of quality. In this blog, we’ll take a look into how PLM is now, more than ever, being used to improve quality management across processes. Moreover, we’ll discuss how interoperability between traditional PLM and Quality Management System capabilities moves an organization towards a closed-loop quality management system.

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Tags: PLM, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management

Part 1: PLM-Centric Quality Management

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

We’ve been writing a lot about the benefits of increasing communication and collaboration by breaking down traditional functional barriers in manufacturing. When searching for the solution to a problem, collective knowledge is almost always the better choice. Manufacturing software and IT advancements are highlighting the fact that compartmentalizing information, or keeping it in what many refer to as silos, is inefficient and often results in sub-optimal decisions.

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Tags: PLM, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management