Integration of ALM, PDM, and ERP Systems

Today, a variety of different management systems control the processes involved in mechanical and software development as well as logistics and production: ALM (application lifecycle management) for the software, PDM (product data management) for the mechanical systems and ERP (enterprise resource planning) for manufacturing control. The ability to access, at any time, up-to-date and binding […]

Agile Process and Modular PLM Architectures

The development of products and production systems that are linked via the Internet places new demands on how PLM processes are organized and what PLM system landscapes look like. The integration of not just the different engineering disciplines but also the development and manufacturing planning departments or the development and service departments is becoming increasingly […]

From Industry 4.0 to New Business Models

Industry 4.0 involves far more than increasing efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing through the intelligent networking of machines, systems, workpieces and IT systems. First and foremost, it involves the development of smart, connected products, which, in the view of a plant engineer, also includes the machines. And it involves the development of new, service-oriented business […]

Smart Engineering Challenges

Smart Engineering is intended to provide support for the development of smart products and services, as well as a networked production setup that includes the associated production systems, over the entire product lifecycle. The objective is an end-to-end digital value chain. What concrete changes can be expected? What opportunities does Smart Engineering offer? The digitization […]

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