Online Extras: January 2003

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2003-01-20 Print this article Print

An assortment of links related to stories in the January 2003 issue of Baseline.

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    Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    While January's Primer explicates the nuts and bolts of PLM, the issue's Community section is devoted to PLM vendors. As a supplement to its coverage of the PLM sector, Baseline has collected the following White Papers for you to download for free, courtesy of their respective authors.
    AMR Research: Prepared especially for this package, a summary of the analyst firm's September 2002 "PLM: What's Real Now" report, authored by Kevin O'Marah and Michael Burkett.
    ARC Advisory Group: The strategic-planning and technology-assessment company looks at the need for a PLM strategy within the process industry.
    Cambashi: The U.K.-based analyst firm looks at the intertwined destinies of PLM and supply-chain management.
    CIMdata, Inc.: The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm attempts to define not just PLM, but the role it plays in the key business challenges faced by global enterprises.
    QAD Inc.: The software vendor's White Paper, authored by industry consultant Richard Bourke, labels the field "Unified Product Lifecycle Management."

    Baseline looks at capital investments through the lens of the Economic Value Added approach. Learn what you might be overlooking, and calculate your own EVA using our Excel spreadsheet.

    Primer: Product Lifecycle Management
    See "Community," above.

    Managing Projects: Seek Success in the Fundamentals
    Click here to read this article, and to access our free downloadable Quiz.


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