Why is PLM a critical component of an SLM strategy?

The term Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) has been going around for many years and it is term that has different meaning to different people.  Unlike mature enterprise systems (or philosophies……

Service Plan to Service Execution – Right Job, Done Right, First Time

I don’t change the oil in my family cars any more. I stopped primarily because it was easier to let someone else properly dispose of the oil. Today both family cars have oil life indicators that sign……

Getting a Handle on Design Data Exchange and Supplier Program Management

In this post in our Supplier Integration blog series, Aberdeen Group guest blogger Reid Paquin examines high-value business processes where supplier participation is integral – Design Data Excha……

The Future of Change Management

Efficient management of change is crucial to the success of product development. We’ve explored a number of topics around BOM management and configuration.  I’ve been reading through some o……

Service Planning or Service Documentation

Service Planning or Service Documentation?

Back in the early 2000’s, I became involved in a project to address the cause of a tragic incident that occurred during “routine” maintenance. Th……

Cost Structure Analysis | Siemens

Learn how Mann + Hummel found success with Siemens cost structure analysis by supporting global sourcing strategies. Analyze your own costing structure today!

Why does product cost mana……

Service Lifecycle Management with PLM

Hoping to retire someday, I read through a number of annual reports of companies I invest in. What I’ve noticed is more manufacturers look to maximize the revenue and profits through establishing or ……

Product Architecture Breakdown Guides Product Engineering

The use of product architectures for managing product complexity is a practice that is growing across more and more industries. With the emergence of global markets and competition, twenty-first cent……

Supplier Integration: Are Your Suppliers Integrated with Your PLM Processes?

I’m pleased to introduce to you our guest blogger, Reid Paquin, Research Analyst, Manufacturing from the Aberdeen Group. Reid will highlight the importance of supplier integration with your PLM proce……