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Creating Value When PLM and ERP Work Together

Creating Value When PLM and ERP Work Together

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with John MacKrell, Chairman, CIMdata

October 12, 2017
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CET

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • Product information exists in diverse forms, often unrelated to the physical product’s design.
  • Costs escalate and delays occur when incorrect product definition information is mistakenly used.
  • “Friction points” often occur when the BOM is passed from PLM to ERP and from design to procurement.
  • There is confusion about where to maintain the “master” BOM and its configurations; i.e., BOM ownership.
  • The expense of customizing one enterprise tool to do a job better done by a different, more capable for the purpose, enterprise tool.

The product development lifecycle is supported by a number of solutions that allow the data relevant to product design, production planning, production, and in-service operations to be organized and stored so that each of these areas can be optimized and enhanced. PDM and ERP are core enterprise software solutions used to define, plan, produce, and support a company’s products. Each solution is necessary for a company to maximize speed, quality, and profit in the development, production, and support of products. As the product develops, the information that defines it moves through these solutions depending on the needs of the work being done at a given time. To streamline the overall process, these solutions and the people who use them must be able to communicate and share data as seamlessly as possible. This requires an understanding of what each of the solutions does and whom it supports during the lifecycle. This webinar describes each solution, their roles, their benefits, and how they interact in terms of work processes and data flows.


What will I learn by attending this webinar?
  • You will learn that product design information dynamically evolves and changes frequently throughout the design process
  • You will learn how to best use and maintain Bills of Material and configurations in PDM and ERP
  • You will learn how manufacturing activities differ from product design undertakings
  • You will learn about the business value of managing the relationship of data and processes between PDM and ERP
  • You will learn what happens to BOMs after a product is built


Join us for this webinar if you want to:
  • Learn the value and use of PDM and ERP as a team to create products and the primary distinguishing characteristics supported by each.
  • Better evaluate information needs for users during and after the design process.
  • Learn about best practices for managing dynamic product configurations.
  • Learn how to assess the where and why benefits that can accrue from both PDM and ERP.


Who should attend?
  • CFO's
  • ERP & PLM team leaders
  • ERP & PLM team members
  • Manufacturing planners and engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • PLM users
  • IT leadership
  • Solution providers
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the relationship between PLM and ERP

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.


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