4 Benefits of ERP-based PLM for Design to Market Manufacturing

Published December 16 2020

What’s driving your business? Are you constantly innovating or bringing product to market rapidly? Whatever the case may be, your organization is constantly changing, and doing whatever it takes to keep up with what is driving your business and the competition. What makes this constant change easy to handle is having a solution that welcomes innovation, change, and fast-paced processes.

To bring any new product to fruition, the process is simple: requirements, design, manufacture and finally, mass production. What’s complex are all the moving parts and data that go on throughout each phase: CAD ↔PDM ↔ PLM ↔ERP. A PLM is a solution that allows your organization to easily configure products and solutions to changing needs. Continuous improvement is key. Remember, PLM systems are designed to manage a product from initial documentation, through any revisions, to being released for production. An ERP system then uses that product truth from the PLM system to help the organization manage production resources and financials. These two systems are complimentary to one another and need to speak to each other seamlessly. With an ERP-based PLM, there is bi-directional flow of information that is shared.

Here are four benefits of ERP-based PLM for Design to Market Manufacturing Organizations

  1. Streamline product data management: shorten your time to market, each system including your CAD, PLM and ERP work together seamlessly. Data is synchronized making information flow rapid, with easy access.

  2. Improved collaboration: real-time access to updated material information and data stored across the entire organization. There is no longer a need to jump between and manually exchange files between solutions. Teams also have the ability to collaborate globally through fast and easy access data.

  3. Comply with product regulations: consistent and non-manual processes allow for easy response to ever-increasing regulations. Improved change management processes make your organization flexible and compliant.

  4. Simplified IT infrastructure: because the both systems operate in the same environment, the infrastructure simple. Users can work out of single interface.

Would you like to learn more? Contact us today to discuss how you can have an ERP-based PLM for your manufacturing organization.

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