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Ceradyne and Aras PLM Software for Complex Materials

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  • 1. Aras Innovator Solutions for Complex Materials Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 2. Agenda• About Ceradyne• Problem Statements• Aras Innovator Solutions• Our Integrated Solutions for PLM & beyond• Business Intelligence• Why PLM/PDM?• PLM Architectures & Elements• Projects and Implementation Plan• Projects Summary• Lessons Learned Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 3. About Ceradyne• Manufacturer of advanced technical ceramic products and components• About 20 locations globally• Markets – Defense – Industrial – Automotive – Nuclear – Solar – Electronic – Medical – Semiconductor – And counting … Product Diversification = Good for business But a significant challenge for IT
  • 4. Global Process Coordination • No Integrated Solutions – Multiple platforms – Islands of information & formats – Inconsistent processes – Redundant work between applications (lack of integration) – Knowledge sharing challenges Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 5. Product Complexity & Increasing Pace of Change • File Revision Control – Mostly manual steps maintained by various users – Lack of systematic ways to track & enforce revision control Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 6. Intellectual Property Control • Security – Intellectual property management concerns – Risks of data loss Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 7. Real-Time Multi-site Collaboration • Performance Concerns – Remote locations with limited network bandwidths – Data management challenges (require file replication) Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 8. Aras Innovator Solutions based for Complex Materials & Processes • PDM • PIM • QM • SCM • DM • CDI • PM • CRM PLM MDM Integration MES • SAP • Product • Kronos Workforce Genealogy Management • LIMS Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 9. LEAN Manufacturing, Six Sigma, & Solution IntegrationsLEAN Mfg (4M’s) Workforce Management SAP ELM MES BUSINESS PROCESSES ARAS Innovator PLM/PDM & MDM Six Sigma (6σ) VSM, QFD, 7 Wastes, DFSS, DMAIC – Variations
  • 10. The BIG Y Workforce MAN (X1) Management SAP ELMMACHINE (X2) MES PRODUCT (Y) ARAS InnovatorMETHOD (X3) PLM/PDM & MDMMATERIAL (X4) Y = f(x)
  • 11. Why PLM/PDM?• Regulatory Compliances (Info Access Control) – ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) – Export Control – SOX (Financial)• IP (Intellectual Property Management)• Information Management Policies• Quality Record Retention Policies• CAD Integration – 3D Model, 2D Drawing, & Model Based Definition Data ϵ Materials Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 12. PLM Blueprint (Business Architecture) Prices, availability CSM Components info, libraries Components info, Components info libraries System Design PLM Supplier (co-mfg) B2B Functionalities: Purchase Order Electronic Design ADM • System Engineering Purchase • Data Vault & Document Mgmt. • Product Structure Mgmt. Mechanical Design ADM • Workflow & Process Mgmt. ERP • Classification • Notification & Communication Software Design ADM • Visualization & Red-lining • Configuration Mgmt. Mfg order • Demand Mgmt. Service Design ADM • Program Mgmt. MES Office Supplier (co-design) E-Business B2B B2C Central Viewing Hub Enterprise boundaryADM = Application Data Management Purchase OrderCSM = Component & Supplier ManagementMES = Manufacturing Execution System Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 13. ARAS Innovator’s Success Factors…
  • 14. Business Intelligence – The “So What” Factor DATA => INFORMATION Business Processes Reactive PrescriptiveLack of Business Business Data Intelligence Intelligence Information Technology
  • 15. Aras Innovator Implementation Map Red – Distributed Vaults Yellow – Global Access Ceradyne Confidential
  • 16. Aras Innovator Projects • Corrective Actions (EH&S) • Document Management (with consulting from Razorleaf) • PLM / PDM SolidWorks CAD Integration (Razorleaf) • ECR and ECO Workflows (Razorleaf) • Program Management (IT & Engineering) • MLM (Finance, Supply Chain, Quality, & Operations) • ELM (HR, Quality, & Operations) • PLM / PDM SAP Integration (IT) Ceradyne ConfidentialThink Big, Start Small, Build & Verify Incrementally
  • 17. Project Highlights• Corrective Actions (EH&S) – Low Risk – Quick Hit• Document Management (RazorLeaf) – Regulatory Compliance – Process Improvement• Program Management (IT & Engineering) – Aras Innovator PM Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 18. Project Highlights• MLM (Material Lifecycle Management) – SAP – Aras Innovator – MES (Manufacturing Execution System) – SolidWorks CAD• ELM (Employee Lifecycle Management) – SAP – Aras Innovator – Kronos Workforce Management – Microsoft SharePoint Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 19. Projects SummaryMany Solutions – One Platform – PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) – PDM (Product Data Management) – MLM (Material Lifecycle Management) – ELM (Employee Lifecycle Management) – MDM (Master Data Management)Aras Innovator – One Platform for Many Business Solutions Copyright © 2012 Ceradyne
  • 20. Key Lessons LearnedDecisions, decisions, decisions… – Business leaders lead, IT manages… – Open source vs. subscription – DIY vs. choosing a solution partnerBe Different…To Make a Difference w/ Aras Innovator in Your Organization Ceradyne Confidential