Comparing and contrasting the functionality of PLM and PDM.
PLM and PDM share certain functionality but are not the same system.
When it comes to manufacturing, timing is everything. Whether it’s getting the right raw materials to the factory on time, or making critical alterations to a design before it goes into production, today’s manufacturers count on hundreds of synchronized interactions to make things happen.
Increasingly, these interactions, which used to take place under a single roof, are now decentralized and often take place via IT networks, over the web, or elsewhere in cyberspace.
This brief discussion will explore the many supply chain challenges facing manufacturers and retailers in today’s hectic global market. We will take a look at the various factors affecting the world’s supply of raw materials, and explore how software technology can alleviate some of the pitfalls of global manufacturing.
After a wave of high-profile product recalls and product contamination scares over the past decade, manufacturing and retail businesses around the globe have been forced to recognize product safety as one of the major concerns facing companies in the 21st century.
Most companies in the manufacturing sector have become familiar with data management systems of one form or another. Whether it is CRM, PDM, ERP or PLM, some kind of software is generally employed to manage the data needs at certain points in the manufacturing process.
Two of the oldest and most common data management systems are ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). But what really is the difference between them? Recently, as many companies have sought to integrate the two systems, there has been growing interest in the topic.