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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) does NOT manage customer-facing product information - true or false?

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2015

I just heard this from a client while on an inquiry: "I have to go to my users and now tell them that we need another 'P underscore M' solution since our...

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Hype Alert: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) does not support/”do” Master Data Management (MDM)

by Andrew White  |  June 11, 2014

I had a peach of an inquiry today (Monday).  The question related to how PLM, or perhaps more precisely, PLM vendors, claim they can support an organization's need for Master...

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Why MDM might be the last good thing you do with data

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2014

Alternative title for this blog: It's all a question of Hubs - and how many.... MDM is many things.  For me, one of the more interesting things that is described...

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Why your ERP (Business Application) is only as good as your Information

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2014

A colleague of mine (Debbie Wilson) shared a link to a survey from the Electronic Manufacturing Service Industry website.  Though specific to an industry and its use of ERP solutions,...

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Product Master Data and Product Recalls - US Standards Body (GS1 US): Rapid Recall Exchange – one step forward, two back

by Andrew White  |  September 23, 2009

On September 21 2009, GS1 US announced (along with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufactures Association (GMA) a new offering called, Rapid Recall Exchange.  This service, offered to...

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A Week is a Long Time in Research

by Andrew White  |  September 4, 2009

Well that was a fun week.  I just had a week without travel (always a pleasure) where I spend most of the time on the telephone with users, or doing...

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MDM and Product Lifecycle Management explained – finally!

by Andrew White  |  August 7, 2009

One particular topic has plagued a lot of users for several years – what is the overlap, or intersection, between MDM, Product Data Management (PDM), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). ...

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