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Synopsis: BOEING GETS NEW PDM CHIEF Bob Hammer, head of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group 's one-billion-dollar effort to overhaul its outdated production systems, will retire in April, the Seattle Times recently... boeing, gets, new, pdm, chief, boeing, gets, new, pdm, chief, bob, hammer, head, boeing, commercial, airplane, group, one-billion-dollar, effort, overhaul, outdated, production, systems, retire, april, seattle, times, recently,

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boeing gets new pdm chief bob hammer head boeing commercial airplane group one-billion-dollar effort overhaul outdated production systems retire april seattle times recently reported hammer 37-year veteran reported frustrated delays implementing define control airplane configuration manufacturing resource management dcac mrm project employs 1 000 people effort attempts link pdm mrp product configuring software put hold late last year factory workers concentrate meeting production quotas hammer previously conceded times dcac mrm partly responsible production bottlenecks plagued airplane maker past year jeff peace director process management boeing take program peace reportedly close associate alan mulally new president commercial airplane group replaced fired executive ron woodward last year mulally said production delivery airplanes top priority last three months 1998 company delivered 191 aircraft bringing total year 559 74 percent improvement previous year 321 deliveries mulally commercial-airplane group reduced number aircraft storage 36 four present conditions unclear dcac mrm project resume training scheduled begin january boeing spokesperson chris mchugh declined confirm likely entire program come review refocused company resumes implementation delay dcac mrm expected cost vendors working program metaphase technology group structural dynamics research corporation millions dollars sales service fees centra 2000 enhanced version 4 2 centra 2000 auto-trol technology provides information customers program web client users view print copy product structure hierarchical listing associated documents addition browser-based client allows customers view compare two product-structure trees centra 2000 user interface provides visual cues status listed product structure display indicate component substitute optional previously customers look metadata descriptive information stored database determine information customers freeze product structure baseline baseline product configuration changed reference addition customers program automatically validates product-structure data creating baseline instance engineer determine product structure released completing baseline new feature centra 2000 allows customers display combination attributes associated documents files listed product structure attributes associated item vendor name quantity effectivity date customers display six three dozen individual attributes stored item information contact patricia yurek product manager auto-trol technology 12500 north washington street denver colorado 80241-2400 telephone 303 252-2066 fax 303 252-2249 e-mail [email protected] com web site http www auto-trol com bits bytes multiple class-action lawsuits filed charging inso corporation recently bought pdm vendor sherpa misleading stockholders overstating revenues earnings firms recently filing suits berman devalerio peese llp pomerantz haudek block grossman gross llp shiffrin barroway llp stull stull brody pomerantz suit charges corporate executives inso issued false statements public artificially inflate value inso stock alleges insiders sold 1 5 million shares stock inflated prices yielding proceeds $4 million related news inso corporation announced formation new product data management division headquartered milpitas california inso executive paul r anderson named vice-president general manager pdm division sherpa corporation milpitas stephen schreifer named vice-president worldwide sales pdm joining inso western region sales director schreifer salesman structural dynamics research corporation stephen baunach chief technology officer sherpa named vice-president chief technology officer new division microsoft corporation recently said push two-year-old windows distributed internet applications windows dna effort manufacturing companies windows dna provides methods software communicate local-area networks internet common object model com new effort brings 20 hardware software companies compaq computer corporation sap ag systems integrators ernst young develop com-based standard manufacturing different windows dna manufacturing effort provide ways programs work windows operating system communicate com objects alternative com common object request broker architecture corba developed consortium vendors object management group omg pdm vendors incorporated corba methods software workgroup technology corporation reported higher third-quarter revenue slightly larger net losses last year revenues $2 183 000 compared $1 897 000 third quarter fiscal 1998 losses $2 120 000 reported compared $1 727 000 last year despite lackluster results wtc managers expect significant improvements future company repositioning year shipping wtc opcenter process-management software november sales new product going sarah bingham schott wtc vice-president marketing company made first sale software december number paid trials going trials completed multiple divisions companies said schott encouraging wtc managers opcenter product peddled ?enterprise? solution wtc plans relasing new versions pdm software pro engineer march july events kalthoff spring 99 scheduled 24-27 philadelphia four-day conference exposition focuses engineering document data management first day conference devoted kalthoff university program intended provide basic education pdm sessions identifying user needs understanding basics engineering-data management comparing pdm products main conference starts 25 keynote address herb g vinnicombe jr vice-president chief information officer lucent technologies year conference features tracks allow attendees time meet vendors one-on-one hour-long sessions unique feature kalthoff events pdm conference concurrent new event called buyers forum manufacturing business systems attempts bring kalthoff vendor-demonstration format enterprise resource planning kalthoff organization expects 55 vendors 39 last year erp vendors sap baan exposition runs concurrent conferences registration four days conference exposition $1 540 people purchase full registrations attend events kalthoff spring 99 buyers forum kalthoff offering buyers passport $195 holders passport view exhibits attend preconference wine-and-cheese party make arrangements vendor demonstrations contact registrar kalthoff international 8260 northcreek drive suite 250 cincinnati ohio 45236 telephone 800 242-6822 ext 36 fax 513 794-3363 e-mail [email protected] com web site http www kalthoff com, com.cadcamnet_pdm_003_03_04, KnowledgeStor, Knowledge-Stor,