Consulting and research firm, CIMdata, will hold the first of its one-day 2004 PLM vendor forum events on March 25, where industry insiders can discuss the growth of the PLM market, geographic and industry distributions, and leading suppliers in each market category. The forum will also address initiatives such as Digital Manufacturing, Service after Sales, and Portfolio Requirements. Other PLM vendor forums will take place in Europe and Tokyo in May. For more information, visit www.cimdata.com.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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