Before the enterprise-wide PLM initiative, the company’s traceability and governance of parts, product documents, certifications, and processes were project-based and disconnected. As a result, there was frequent duplication of efforts and no consistent quality assurance. Without a single source of truth, it was hard for employees to find the documentation and history they needed to be efficient. Engineering changes were also problematic as there was not a standardized way to communicate product changes. Users had to input their work into segregated systems, doubling effort and increasing the likelihood of mistakes.
Implementation of Product Development solutions for the entire enterprise, which includes integrated Data management, Change Management, Manufacturing Process Planning, Quality management and Service solutions.
These innovative tools have drastically changed the timelines of companies products, with time-to-market decreasing by 48% and a 284% increase in the number of projects. And they are accomplishing this with 78% of the resources they had prior to deployment. With enhanced governance and traceability, as well as other enterprise quality initiatives, the cost of non-quality also was reduced by 40%.
“With each new generation, we have delivered a 5% improvement in energy efficiency,” said the R&D Senior Manager. “Innovation is present through innovative tools.