Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

October 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 10

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Automatic engineering

Asian manufacturers can duplicate Western improvements with MPM systems

By Robin Owens and Rob Timms

The majority of large assembly manufacturers in Asia use sophisticated database systems for product design and manufacturing execution. These product data management (PDM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have integrated tools to reuse the data within the database for a variety of engineering and planning functions.

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