Effective BOM (bill of materials) management and configuration are critical to your success, whether your product consists of ten parts or ten million. As you develop more innovative products in order to remain competitive, managing accurate product definitions, including bills of materials, becomes increasingly complex. You need to coordinate the upfront planning of available options and features to meet customer demands, as well as connect with a growing number of partners and suppliers who need to be linked with manufacturing, service and support. All this means that the breadth and depth of your product definition are changing and growing. How do you manage it? How well do you really know your product?
Without effective PLM processes, people waste time working with out-of-date information, figuring out what’s next in a process, or searching for the information they need to get their jobs done. Managing product change can be particularly challenging. In many cases, the impact of a change across domains is not clearly understood, resulting in costly overruns and delays.
Documentation tools play an essential role in the product lifecycle. Documents can be expensive to produce, and have a long life – sometimes longer than the products they describe – and can be very complex, even having to meet stringent standards in some industries. Done right, documents can be very profitable, especially when they support the service business.
Teamcenter electrical CAD management, you can automate your engineering change, validation and approval processes to speed cycle time and improve product quality. Collaborate with design data, revisions and product configurations – across locations and extended supply chains. Digital mock-up and validation capabilities provide visibility to design changes in real-time. You can validate changes against every configuration, and visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark up. Version management and access controls mean the right people have the right information
Connect people, systems, and machines through manufacturing process planning using a digital thread. Establish a single source of product and process knowledge to re-use best practices and manage resources for continuous improvement. Collaborate instantly and securely across the product design and process planning of part production and assembly operations. Consistently and accurately connect planning to production, ensuring that the correct manufacturing data is delivered to and accessible from the shop floor.
Teamcenter Mechanical design management, you can automate your engineering change, validation and approval processes to speed cycle time and improve product quality. Collaborate with design data, revisions and product configurations – across locations and extended supply chains. Digital mock-up and validation capabilities provide visibility to design changes in real-time. You can validate changes against every configuration, and visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark up. Version management and access controls mean the right people have the right information.
No matter what kind of product you make, your customers demand choices. To meet those demands, you must be able to effectively manage product configurations. This has often been thought of as a design problem, but the reality is that decisions are made about what product variants to offer long before a designer begins his work. The implications of those decisions impact people across the product lifecycle.
Teamcenter product cost management supports the cost and value engineering approach at an early stage of the development process by providing cost transparency for products and tools. This approach enables a quantifiable decision base for cost optimized products. With the integrated product profitability calculation in Teamcenter you can secure product investments by predicting future product costs and prices over the entire product lifecycle.
Simulation management helps get control of simulation data and processes to avoid common problems such as analyses performed on obsolete data, poor visibility to simulation results, and results arriving too late to drive design direction. Efficiently manage and share complex simulations to all your decision-makers ensuring the product is designed right the first time.
Teamcenter, from Siemens PLM Software, provides digital mockup and visualization capabilities so everyone in the product lifecycle can access and collaborate with 2D and 3D design data and make informed decisions. PLM visualization, powered by JT technology, allows you to visualize and investigate your design data with ease. With JT2Go, which is available at no charge, you can easily collaborate on rich design data with all of your suppliers and external partners.