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PDM vs. PLM: A Matrix View
Two recent blog posts by Oleg Shilovitsky (PDM vs. PLM: A Data Perspective and PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective) got me wondering about what a true product

c store design  Today, many manufacturers have capabilities in place to store product data, manage development processes, and facilitate collaboration. What varies among these PD&C systems is the degree of organizational involvement (i.e., how many parties are using the system). The range is from one (the design department) to the extended enterprise (including the manufacturer and its major product stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, and other partners). Generally speaking, the degree of organizational

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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