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PLM for Process-Based Products

PLM for Process-Based Products

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar

March 24, 2015
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CET

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • Many people believe that the apparent differences between how process-based products versus discrete products are defined is not well supported by PLM.

  • Tracking changes is a big concern for my company.

  • We lack of a single source of truth.

  • Labeling, artwork, packaging, and compliance are major issues in the process product world and not many PLM solutions provide advanced management and compliance capabilities for these.

  • Many of our products combine both process and discrete components that need to be handled as a system.

  • Information management and knowledge capture are important, unresolved issues in the process industries.

Most people think of PLM in the context of typical discrete manufactured products, but it applies equally well to products that are produced in other ways. For instance, chemicals, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals are created in a continuous process flow. In the process world, what people think of as an item is an ingredient, a bill of material becomes a formula, and a manufacturing routing becomes a recipe. Many PLM solutions support this process-centric approach in much the same way as they support discrete manufactured products. Other process aspects such as workflow, ERP integration, claims and compliance, least-cost formulation, and supplier integration will also be discussed.

What will I learn from attending this webinar?

  • You will find out how PLM supports process industry products
  • You will gain an understanding of how process and discrete products can be defined in a common systems environment supported by PLM
  • You will learn about the benefits of working in the context of a single source of truth
  • You will gain an understanding about the relationship of PLM to ERP and MES in a process industry environment
  • You will be able to know what to look for in PLM solutions

Why should I attend?

  • You will have the facts to better understand how PLM can be used to support process products
  • You will gain an understanding of how PLM fits with other major product related solutions that support process products (MES and ERP)
  • You will learn about what parts of PLM provide benefits to process industry users

Who should attend?

  • PLM team leaders and team members
  • Product planners and managers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • PLM users
  • PLM software providers, PLM service providers, and PLM channel partners
  • IT leadership
  • Corporate training managers looking for PLM training solutions
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about PLM and innovation

During the webinar you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.



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