Transcript of "Caso de Sucesso Ducati - Siemens PLM"
NX • TeamcenterDucatiTighter development integration yields big benefits in motorbike productionIndustry Despite the increasing eventually becoming one of the most valu-Automotive and transportation complexity of its products, able and popular brands in the road and racing motorbike arena. Today, Ducati Ducati reduced its development delivers approximately 40,000 motorbikesBusiness challenges cycle by one year through the annually. Its product line consists of six use of NX and Teamcenter product families with seventeen models inExtensive system of partnersand suppliers the medium and high end of the market. Prestigious brand with passionate fansIncreasing use of electronics Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Ducati) was Of the 1,000 employees who work atand software in motorbikes founded in 1926 to produce components Ducati, nearly 200 are involved in research for the emerging radio industry. After and development (R&D), an area theKeys to success World War II, the company began manu- company supports with large investments facturing engines and small motorbikes, every year. The engineering staff includesNX used for product develop-ment purposes from initialconcept to product launchTeamcenter used to integrateall product development oper-ations and sitesNX functionality for integratedcabling designResultsDevelopment cycle for a newmotorbike down from 36-40months to 24Existing models updatedyearlyParallel development ofcabling, electronics, softwareand accessoriesPaper documents eliminatedfrom manufacturing and thewarehouse Ducati is a prestigious brand with a strong identity and supported by a wide community of passionate fans. www.siemens.com/plm
“We couldn’t imagine work- ing without Teamcenter.”Piero GiustiInformation TechnologyManager, R&DDucati NX and Teamcenter play a key role in Ducati’s development process. approximately 90 people; 60 of those are Molds, body and cabling – all with NX dedicated to design. Also, Ducati has “NX is the tool we use from the moment global operations and a wide network of we start thinking about a new project up to partners and suppliers who handle 92 its completion,” explains Piero Giusti, infor- percent of its production. Because any mation technology manager for R&D at delay or mistake when transferring infor- Ducati Motor Holding. “NX is used to mation can translate into longer cycle design many different motorbike compo- times and increased costs, Ducati has been nents, including the wheels, the chassis actively pursuing tighter integration and the body, as well as custom parts – vir- between all members of its product devel- tually everything except the engine.” opment teams. There are currently more than 50 NX work- Among the technologies the company has stations at Ducati. “The key benefits of NX implemented to achieve this are two solu- are flexibility and ease of use,” Giusti says. tions from Siemens PLM Software: NX™ “By ‘flexibility,’ I mean that it lets you gen- software and Teamcenter® software. NX, erate 3D models with different methods, the company’s computer-aided design without constraining you to a fixed (CAD) system, is used to digitally model approach. NX with synchronous technol- and manage the entire vehicle assembly. ogy is a hybrid approach that avoids having Teamcenter functions as the company’s to parameterize everything, so the user is product lifecycle management (PLM) solu- free to choose how to achieve the final tion, enabling secure data sharing and result.” distribution, both in-house and with suppliers. Ducati engineers use the NX 3D wiring functionality extensively. It allows them to verify cable routing inside the virtual assembly, minimizing possible routing issues downstream. “The next step will be the integration of the wiring diagram to
“The key benefits of NX are flexibility and ease of use.” Piero Giusti Information Technology Manager, R&D DucatiThe visualization capabilities of NX will soon replace Ducati has more than 50 NX workstations, withphotography in Ducati’s motorbike manuals. plans to add more.eliminate the use of separate software, Within Ducati, the use of Teamcenter iswhich inevitably causes problems with already widespread. The company has 250updating and referencing,” Giusti adds. workplaces that use Teamcenter to access“We have schematized the flow so that we information generated by the engineeringcan create wiring diagrams using the NX department. The company has alsoschematic functionality. After that, the deployed Teamcenter at its Saima ware-diagram is passed on to the NX wiring house in Modena. All motorbikes goapplication to incorporate all electrical through this site for some assembly opera-information into the design. And finally, tions, spare parts verification, orusing the NX electrical routing solution, modifications due to mounting errors.we prepare the documentation for cablinginstallation. NX lets us cover the entire The warehouse staff has access to theprocess with an integrated approach.” information stored in Teamcenter through a dedicated line. They can view drawings,Secure data sharing with Teamcenter diagrams and assembly tables for all fin-NX supports closer collaboration both ished products. The users at this sitewithin the internal development team as execute minor assembly operations, typi-well as with external suppliers, who cally installing body parts and custominclude companies that manufacture elements, but occasionally they performmolds and key components such as the more significant modifications as well. Thefork. Ducati expects to achieve even closer users need access to product documenta-collaboration through the use of tion. “It is worth noting that it was easy forTeamcenter. “We increasingly need to the Saima staff to learn to useexchange model data with these suppli- Teamcenter,” says Giusti. “The fact thaters,” explains Giusti. “With some of our they had no specific training bears witnesslong-term partners, we are investigating to the intuitiveness and ease of use ofthe possibility of providing them with Teamcenter.”direct access to the information in oursystem so that we can further reduce “We couldn’t imagine working withoutdevelopment time by having them work in Teamcenter. From our previous processparallel with our designers. Within a few that required tons of paper, we have elimi-years, we will integrate all of our strategic nated paper and filing cabinets. Usingsuppliers that produce technology on our Teamcenter we have implemented abehalf.” Ducati has already begun this digital information management systemprocess with several of its suppliers. with traceable, role-based access, and a high degree of intrinsic security.”