Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (i.e., food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) has not been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete widgets manufacturing and
scm evaluation for paints production
or supply chain management (SCM) applications. With integrated UOM and currency conversions, users no longer have to worry about inaccuracies in spreadsheets or bolt-on workarounds, which minimizes the chance of late-in-the-cycle approval failures and drives bottom-line cost savings. New Materials and Suppliers Introduction Lower-cost materials or alternate sources of supply often require sourcing and approving new materials or suppliers. This too would appear to be a straightforward proposition.