Autumn 2013


Editor: Rebecca Lambert
Publication manager: Christian Jones

The Autumn 2013 issue of Prime is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in discrete and process manufacturing. In this issue, we look at how high performance automotive engineering company RML is using Siemens PLM Software technology to deliver the most innovative and competitive cars in the industry.

Elsewhere in the magazine, Prime explores the importance of mobile and social technologies in product lifecycle management, as well as how manufacturers can improve visibility in their supply chains through better collaboration.

Magazine highlights


Mobile collaboration in PLM


Karen McCandless explores how having access to data from a connected manufacturing community on mobile devices can enable product innovation

The bigger picture

Amber Stokes finds out how key IT trends are helping to give manufacturers complete visibility into their supply chains


A round up of the latest stories from the manufacturing industry including Microsoft’s company reorganisation, new solutions from Dassault Systèmes, Siemens and GE, and a round up from ARC’s India forum

Signing out

GE’s Jim Walsh and PTC’s Jim Heppelmann explain the value of closing the loop between product design and production execution

Video Highlight

RML Group Video Case Study

Solution profile

Dynamics AX

Karen McCandless explores how Dynamics AX is enabling Xiamen Tungsten Group to improve efficiency as it undergoes rapid growth


Enterprise quality management systems


It’s the people that can make or break the success of an enterprise quality management system, says Mike James

3D modelling

Manuel Rei highlights the shortfalls in flexible printed circuit board design today and explains how manufacturers can revolutionise their approach

Cover story

Fast track success


Lindsay James finds out how high performance automotive engineering company RML is relying on Siemens PLM Software technology to deliver the most innovative high performance cars in the industry

In practice

We highlight successful technology implementations at Samsung Electronics and The European Organization for Nuclear Research

Company spotlight

Dassault Systèmes’

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform is helping STRUCTeam to efficiently present concepts while increasing design process efficiency, accuracy and collaborative innovation


Thought leadership articles providing insight into industry trends from Invensys’s Steve J. Elliott and Jan Larsson from Siemens PLM Software

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Prime has rapidly become the authoritative source on Microsoft software and services for manufacturing. The magazine explores the key issues facing firms in the manufacturing industry today— from product lifecycle management and the supply chain, to plant floor visibility and lean manufacturing. Prime also provides a round-up of industry news, case studies, commentaries, interviews and analysis.