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The Automotive Design & Production Digital Domain Zone includes information on the software, from simulation and analysis to product lifecycle management, used in product development for the automotive industry.

Advanced planning and simulation in the abas 2015 ERP system lets planners simulate a production plan to determine realistic delivery dates based on more accurate capacity analysis and forward scheduling.
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ERP Advances

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) features, functions and purview continue to advance within and beyond an enterprise's physical walls. And some of these are automotive-specific. Here are some recent ERP enhancements.

Digital Domain

Topology Optimization Explained

Topology optimization cuts part development time and costs, material consumption, and product weight. And it works with additive, subtractive, and all other types of manufacturing processes, too.

GM: The Drive to Profitability, Part 2

In a previous post we looked at some of the reasons behind the 2015 GM record $10.8-billion earnings before interest and tax (EBIT). It is worth noting that the company is fairly confident that 2016 will be good as well, reaffirming its expectation that its earnings per share-adjusted will be “between $5.25 and $5.75.” It probably isn’t wishful thinking.

Lutz Live

On Friday (February 12) Bob Lutz will turn 84.