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PTC Spins Out Windchill Service & Quality Modules
12/1/2011

Windchill SocialLink 2.0 includes a new Social Toolbar that's embedded within Windchill 10.0 to make it easy for anyone   working in the PLM environment to directly post entries to communities.
Windchill SocialLink 2.0 includes a new Social Toolbar that's embedded within Windchill 10.0 to make it easy for anyone
working in the PLM environment to directly post entries to communities.

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William K.
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An actual discussion of PLM benefits, sort of
William K.   12/2/2011 11:49:57 AM
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This posting is the first that I have seen that provides some believeable description of what PLM may be able to offer. So thanks for the education. It is clear now that not all organizations need to buy PLM software.

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   12/1/2011 2:48:53 PM
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Automotive, aerospace, and electronics have been the traditional sweet spots for PLM. The big companies have long adopted the platforms and even smaller suppliers in their respective value chains have gotten on board. Some of the newer industries where PLM is seeing traction is medical devices, shipbuilding, consumer products goods, and retail, particularly footwear. Any where there are farflung partners and lots of configurations of products or particularly large and integrated assemblies (shipbuilding is a lot like aerospace) is showing interest.

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Rob Spiegel   12/1/2011 2:42:55 PM
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Nice story, Beth.

Given the advantages of PLM -- and its ever developing new tools - I would guess it is getting adopted widely. In the radio show, you asked what industries are the leaders (besides the obvious aerospace). They answer you received was vague. I would guess auto and electronics are big. What are you seeing in terms  of adoption and industries?

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Beth Stackpole   12/1/2011 2:25:18 PM
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Managing the ECO (engineering change orders) is one of the low-hanging fruit applications of PLM and you're right, Alex, about the significant amount time spent trying to track down and stay abreast of that data--especially in light of mounting time to market pressures. With the new Service and Quality modules of Windchill 10.0, PLM is really branching out into territory that's been talked about for a while, not really been implemented in any grand fashion. It will be interesting to see how companies respond.

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Alexander Wolfe   12/1/2011 9:43:35 AM
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I can see where managing ECNs (aka product change data) would actually be a more difficult task (or maybe I should say, more time consuming) than many of the actual steps in the design process. Who among us has not lost some vital piece of information that was at their fingertips just 2 minutes earlier. This data becomes ever more critical as SKUs proliferate and time to market pressures increase.

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