The Art of Real – 1

Keeping it Real! This is our first and initial foray into uncovering and sharing some of the great things happening in the world of Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing. The changing world order, economics, consumer behavior, and technology are profoundly changing supply chain, logistics and manufacturing strategies and tactics. Charles Dickens very aptly describes our current period. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair..." Let's not, however, forget that much of the hope springs from innovations in Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing innovation. Insights from around Alexis Madrigal from The Atlantic digs deep into the fleeting and often suspicious supply chains that form around commerce driven by Instagram and Facebook marketing. Nike...
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The Simplest and Best Approach to Connect PTC Windchill and SAP

PTC Windchill is one of the most popular product lifecycle management (PLM) system for managing associative file-based design data (PTC Creo and others) as well as related design and engineering  processes. Because Windchill and other PLM systems are tightly integrated with authoring systems, some times they impose constraints that make it hard to support collaborative and ad-hoc processes related to cross-functional engineering and manufacturing changes, quality management and continuous improvement programs within the company and the supply chain. Problem Statement The business problem that is evident is that product and manufacturing organizations need to take the product information that is created by design engineers and transform it to create a multi-functional product information for manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, quality and sourcing and release it to other groups within the organization and supply chain as well as populate ERP, Supply Chain Planning, Manufacturing Execution and Supply Chain Collaboration systems. The same data is also used to coordinate other ad-hoc manufacturing, quality and supply chain processes. One of the core use cases of Zesati is to serve as the...
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