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On Demand Webinar: The PLM – MES Gap and Why Bridging it is Urgent Now

How do you bridge the gulf between product engineering and manufacturing?

In the product lifecycle, manufacturing sits at the center. Rapid product and process improvement, lower cost of quality, and business innovation rest on engineering and manufacturing working together effectively.

Tech-Clarity research shows that MES and PLM are the top two applications top performers use to manage manufacturing data. Yet, like the disciplines, they often have a gap between them. That break in the digital thread limits companies’ ability to be truly agile, to innovate at top quality and at minimal cost.

Join iBASEt, Razorleaf, and Tech-Clarity as they partner together to discuss the PLM-MES Gap and why bridging it is Urgent.

We will explore:

  • Why the engineering-manufacturing gap exists and why it has been difficult to bridge
  • The damage this gap presents to not only the business, but also to manufacturing and engineering
  • Why it is imperative to bridge the gap now
  • What manufacturers can do now to start building an effective bridge between PLM and MES
  • Questions to ask solution providers of both software and services for PLM and MES

Our Panelists

Julie Fraser
VP of Research for Operations and Manufacturing

Julie Fraser is the Vice President of Research for Operations and Manufacturing for research firm Tech-Clarity. She covers Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, MES/MOM, QMS, APS, APM/CMS, IIoT, AR/VR, other technologies and solutions for manufacturing.

Julie has over 25 years as an industry analyst in addition to experience in marketing and strategy (Berclain/Baan, now Infor) and editorial roles for computer and technology publications. She worked as an assembler over college summers and that got her hooked on manufacturing. She has a BA in German and French, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She is also a certified business change agent and conscious business ambassador.

Julie’s current areas of research include the realities of moving Industry 4.0 from vision to reality; the role of MES/MOM in the new landscape; incremental vs. transformational change in manufacturing; approaches to empower plant workers and their leaders; IT/OT convergence; personalized and local manufacturing; and more.

Attila Labas
Sr. Director Product Management

As a Senior Director of Product Management at iBASEt, Attila brings over 12 years of Product Management and 10 years of Software Development experience to the leadership team. He is responsible for overseeing the product management operations across the organization and ensuring that the procedures meet the business requirements and client specifications. He also has deep experience in developing product strategy, roadmap, and requirements with cross-functional teams and in launching successful software products.

Attila earned his BS degree in Computer Sciences in Hungary, holds a IPMA Project Manager certification from Germany, and has contributed to over 15 patents.

Jonathan Scott
Chief Architect
Razorleaf Corporation

Jonathan Scott is a digital transformation evangelist promoting the use of digital thread and digital twin concepts. He helps both commercial and government clients with product digitalization strategies using PLM technologies as a backbone. Mr. Scott leverages his former roles as project manager, technical consultant, developer, and user on multiple PLM platforms and CAD platforms along with his background in mechanical engineering in the context of the nuclear industry and transportation industry. His current efforts are setting the technical vision and strategy planning around digital thread and PLM, as well as in detailed solution development.

Mr. Scott is a sought after presenter for technical conferences and has presented at Boeing’s/Northrop Grumman’s GPDIS, daratechPLANT, NIST MBE Summit, Defense Manufacturing Conference, SolidWorks World, COE Annual Conference, Collaboration & Interoperability Congress, and Aras Community Events.

Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Download the Tech-Clarity/iBaset survey-based research report, Adopting a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Strategy? What You Should Know.
This report reveals that the top drivers for MBE adoption are corporate strategies for digital transformation, efficiency improvements, and cost reduction.

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