AXUG San Francisco Chapter Meeting ’19

AXUG-D365UG-Northern (California) Chapter Meeting

Event description

When:  Friday, March 1, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PT)

 (UTC-8 = PT: Pacific Standard Time, North America)

Agenda:

  • 9:30-10:15 WELCOME!
    • Intro of members and today’s presenters.
    • Intro of AX/D365F&O resources.
    • Breakfast platters, coffee and water.
  • 10:15-11:30 SESSION 1:
    • Dan Fite, Director of Business Development at Bluestar PLM
      Product Configurators, ECO, CFG, CAD and more for AX/D365F&O
  • 11:30-11:45. Short break & breakfast platters, coffee and water.
  • 11:45-1:00 SESSION 2:
    • Mike Brenneman, Channel Sales Manager at Sana Commerce
      Optimal E-Commerce Solutions for AX/D365F&O
  • 1:00-1.30 Follows Ups & Round Table
    • Follow up questions to presenters
    • AX/D365F&O Problems, Frustrations and Solutions
    • Wrap up
Location
Microsoft Reactor
680 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Event Presenters

Title & Company: Director of Business Development,
Bio: Presentation Title: How you can get collaboration between Engineering & Operations

Register now for the AXUG-D365UG-Northern (California) Chapter Meeting and get valuable connections with other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users.

AXUG Ohio Chapter Meeting ’18

AXUG Ohio (Columbus) Chapter Meeting

When:  Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (ET)
(UTC-5 = ET: Eastern Standard Time, North America)

Agenda Setup for the Presentations at this meeting:

10:00 AM: Welcome, Introductions & Chapter Business

10:30 AM: Implementation Updates & Summit Showcase

  • How is your D365 F&O implementation progressing?
    • Tad Dockstader – Kurt J. Lesker Co.
    • Bob Smyk – InterDesign
    • Anyone else want to share?
  • What did you learn at Summit?  Share with the group!

11:30 AM: Catered Lunch & Networking

12:45 PM: How you can get collaboration between Engineering & Operations

1:45 PM: Roundtable Discussion

  • Topic(s) TBD – What’s on your mind?

2:30 PM: Wrap-up

  • 2019 Schedule

#UnifiedOperations

Location

Ohio University – Dublin Integrated Education Center
6805 Bobcat Way
Room 214
Dublin, OH 43016

Event Presenters

Title & Company: Director of Business Development,
Bio: Presentation Title: How you can get collaboration between Engineering & Operations

Register now for the AXUG Ohio (Columbus) Chapter Meeting and get valuable connections with other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users.

AXUG Kentucky Chapter Meeting ’18

AXUG Kentucky (Lexington) Chapter Meeting

Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  (ET)
(UTC-5 = EDT: Eastern Daylight Time)

Agenda Setup for the Presentations at this meeting:
  • Welcome & Introduction
  • AXUG News & Chapter Business
  • Educational Topics:
    • Understanding Engineering Tools & How They Can Be Brought Into AX
      by Dan Fite, PDM Technology North America
    • Hot  Issues in Sales & Use Tax for D365/AX Users
    • by Diana DeBello, Wolters Kluwer
  • Networking & Lunch
  • Member Showcase & Facility Tour
Register now for the AXUG Kentucky (Lexington) Chapter Meeting and get valuable connections with other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users.
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D365UG/AXUG Chicago Chapter Meeting ’18

Chicago Dynamics Chapter User Group Meeting Quarter 1

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM  (CDT)
(UTC-5 = CDT: Central Daylight Time)

Agenda Setup for the Presentations at this meeting:
  1. Data and Analytics for D365
  2. Collaboration using D365 For Operations & Engineering
  3. Microsoft D365 Overview of different Configurations

 

Dan Fite, Director of Development from Bluestar PLM by PDM technology, will present the second topic “Collaboration using D365 For Operations & Engineering“. Learn what difference an ERP-based PLM solution made to different clients.

 

Register now for the Chicago Chapter meeting and get valuable connections with other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users.
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How to Improve Collaboration between Engineering and Operation for Dynamics

Register now for the Chicago Chapter Meeting and widen your network of other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users with related issues or future plans.

If you are experiencing issues between engineering and operations due to unconnected technical systems – you should join the presentation by Dan Fite, Director of Development from PDM technology: “Collaboration using D365 For Operations & Engineering“. In other words – learn how to improve collaboration between Engineering and Operation by using Dynamics 365 for Operations & Engineering.

  • Learn about common issues due to the detached digital systems used by Operations & Engineering
  • Learn how clients experienced improvements after implementing ERP-based PLM.
  • Learn more about how a Dynamics 365-based PLM solution supports:
    • Product Data Management
    • Engineering Change Management
    • CAD Integration
    • Documentation Package Preparation
    • Workflow Management

Chicago Dynamics Chapter User Group Meeting Quarter 1

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT

Agenda Setup for the Presentations at this meeting:
  1. Data and Analytics for D365
  2. Collaboration using D365 For Operations & Engineering
  3. Microsoft D365 Overview of different Configurations
 REGISTER here

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Bluestar PLM – 20 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers – 2017 by CIOReview

Bluestar PLM

PLM and ERP: Enriched and Redefined

In the year 2000, a team of determined engineers embarked on a mission to revolutionize the collaboration between engineering and manufacturing. Using their expertise in ERP, CAD and engineering product data management, they sought to add the missing link between engineering and manufacturing by integrating product design, engineering, and ERP that at that time were siloed into one common solution. While industry experts were and still are skeptical about this endeavor, the team remained resolute and found a force in Microsoft Dynamics platform, which they leveraged to develop Bluestar PLM—a comprehensive product life cycle management (PLM) solution. The ground-breaking venture marked the inception of PDM technology—an independent software enterprise and a technology partner of Microsoft founded in the beginning of the 00’s—which effected a paradigm shift in the manufacturing ERP domain.

Bluestar PLM is seamlessly embedded in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations and the Dynamics AX and offers end-to-end integration of 3D CAD, ERP, and PLM systems, which is unique. “Bluestar PLM represents a missing link that enables companies to seamlessly share ERP, PLM, and CAD data to all parties involved in product data, within a single system” says Jorgen Larsen, CEO, PDM technology–the company behind Bluestar PLM. Integrating product configuration tools with Bluestar PLM, the system generates 3D models based on defined configuration rules—besides providing visibility into the inventory levels or quality of component parts produced from a CAD workstation, without having to check the ERP modules. Bluestar PLM’s ability to reduce the number of systems to be supported has garnered immense appreciation from clients’ IT infrastructure support and management teams.

“Bluestar PLM represents a missing link that enables companies to seamlessly share ERP, PLM, and CAD data within a single system that can be used multiple times.” 

The all-inclusive Bluestar PLM inside Dynamics 365 can be deployed faster than a multitude of separate solutions. Dan Fite, Business Development Director for North America, mentions that the company’s modus operandi is to understand clients’ ERP requirements and measure the performance that PLM can deliver. Clients’ ecosystems are “embedded” into the Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment, following which Bluestar PLM is integrated into the ERP system. “Our consultants work with clients to bring the data such as CAD drawing models into the Bluestar PLM system and secure it in a client’s environment,” states Fite. “With a single environment users of Bluestar are seeing great improvements. Rayloc’s Supply Chain Director has seen a 15 percent increase in efficiency and a reduction in BOM errors from 60 percent to below 10 percent.” The company extends the integration package to some of the earliest versions of Microsoft Dynamics to ensure that clients using older versions do not miss out on the benefits. A significant outcome of deploying Bluestar PLM is a drastic drop in the number of product detail errors as well as the hastening of engineering change order (ECO) process.

The impact of Bluestar PLM on ECO process proved to be a game-changer for Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI)—a pioneer in mobile display technologies. Prior to deploying Bluestar PLM, MTI had to deal with numerous design iterations and the company’s ECO logs were performed manually in a spreadsheet, which was both time-consuming and cost-intensive. The manual operations resulted in erroneous entries and therefore seldom reflected all the part numbers under revision, which impacted the documentation process. To counter the problem, MTI engaged with PDM technology to unleash the power of Bluestar PLM. Along with features to optimize the workflow, Bluestar PLM enabled multi-site engineering collaboration by creating a central repository to store and manage engineering data. The loss of product information reduced significantly, improving the ECO time by nearly 80 percent, which impressed Microsoft as well.

Moving forward, PDM technology is expanding its support capabilities across Nashville, Atlanta, and Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Larsen mentions that the company is also working to automate the product design process using artificial intelligence and machine learning. “We will add new functions and features to our product with a focus on providing value to our customers’ business,” mentions Larsen.

Source:
CIOReview, Microsoft Special, December 07, 2017, page 16.

Magazine: https://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/December2017/Microsoft/#page=16

Website: https://microsoft.cioreview.com/vendor/2017/bluestar_plm

Download the 2 page pdf:

 

Innovative Thinking – Breaking Boundaries

The Summer 2017 issue of The Record features an article that highlights several important viewpoints from different representatives in the manufacturing business about Innovative Thinking. In this piece, Bluestar PLM’s Dan Fite contributes to this discussion.

VIEWPOINT

Breaking Boundaries

Bluestar PLM’s Dan Fite explains why becoming an innovative company is vital in the modern market

Today, fast innovation is essential to all companies in the global economy. But the speed of innovation is dependent on having easy access to data and information. Companies must break down the boundaries between independent and disparate departmental systems. To have an efficient innovation process, it is essential to have easy access to reliable data and information across the organisation. Data is typically widespread across a company and located in many different systems, and comprises information about markets, engineering, manufacturing, quality and maintenance. Having a single solution which can deliver the required information on time is becoming a top priority. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform is proving to be a strong, reliable platform for this. Bluestar PLM on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 technology stack brings engineering into Dynamics 365. All the required data around 3D models, computer aided design integrations, virtual reality, product change management and engineering quality management is now easily accessible on the product lifecycle management (PLM) system and can be harnessed accordingly. Bluestar takes engineering data and allows it to be used across all departments within an organisation. From design to the retirement of a product, this offers a complete PLM system in a single solution.

Dan Fite is director of business development at Bluestar PLM by PDM technology.

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Source: The Record, Issue 5: Summer 2017, page 76-80. (http://digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/therecord/issue05/#80)