Tag Archives: PLM

EMS Provider perspective: Managing end-of-life (EOL) product lifecycle management (PLM)

Steps EMS providers use PLM and managing OEM programs and product end-of-life costs. Contains actual example with input from EMS functional department heads.
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OEM BOMs and eight (8) improvement opportunities in contract electronics

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Contract electronic manufacturers frequently take the OEM’s data and create new part numbers in the CM’s product documentation management system. This creates issues and errors for a number of reasons.
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Electronics ERP systems can reduce time to ROI

How to manage product data structure for electronics ERP systems deep bills of materials, rigid configurations, long component lead-time, detailed costing and production routings.
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Timing implementation of PLM and ERP crucial in contract electronics manufacturing

ERP systems are good for planning and accounting, but areas where ERP can fall short include electronics production program scheduling, work-in-progress (WIP) monitoring, and assisting with manufacturing program execution.
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Top 5 ERP challenges for EMS providers

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In EMS, if the provider cannot parse the data separated by customers, followed by merging this data so he can arrive at common components to generate usage and sourcing data, he is at an extreme disadvantage to generate PPV and competing for business in a cost-sensitive industry.
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Don’t shoot the IT guy: ERP selection and project management implementation in high-tech manufacturing

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry analyst discussion on ERP vendor selection and avoiding pitfalls with ERP implementation project management. Plus, the benefits of cloud v. on-demand ERP platforms; must have ERP features in manufacturing environments, the future of ERP systems, and more…
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What you should know about quote pricing, purchase orders, and ERP systems

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Quote pricing and purchase orders are driven by purchasing, programs management, and materials management departments in the contract manufacturer. Read how these functions drive the process and the role of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
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