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Benifits from Product life cycle management. A brief overview of various PLM tools avalible, their utilitarian values.

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  • Manufacturing teams often solely use ERP systems, while engineering teams use CAD and PDM systems. The lack of a single, integrated process around a common product definition instead results in the use of separate processes that use potentially different product data or configurations. Implementing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) requires an integrated and coordinated business process throughout the product’s lifecycle stages, sharing a single source of information about the product, rather than multiple, separate islands of information. Improving internal business processes speeds up operations, making businesses more agile and responsive
  • Engineers may not have easy access to the ERP system where the information necessary to support the release of engineering definitions is located. For example, part selection based on manufacturing costs is not readily available to engineering. Engineering change is often impacted by costs of parts being changed, inventory in stock, lead time of new parts, stock distributed in the field, etc. Not having access to ERP information during design time makes it more difficult to create cost-effective designs. Time-to-market impacted by inability to leverage corporate knowledge due to isolation of information about the product. For example, engineers are not making optimal product design decisions based on business level knowledge and information. For example, engineers may not reuse parts and would instead design new ones. Engineering models, electronic red-lines, and other key information is not accessible to the ERP user community who must build, understand the revision change impacts, assess cost of change to operations, etc. Downstream processes can’t collaborate during the engineering process, so manufacturing planning gets pushed out and delayed. PDM users may no longer need to directly access the ERP system, as the information needed will have already been transmitted into the PDM system. This reduces the number of user licenses required for the ERP system. Dual data entry introduces an opportunity for human error, which can be expensive to fix. Separate PDM and ERP systems require the Engineering Bill of Material (EBOM) to be recreated in the ERP system, often manually and typically late in the lifecycle, greatly reducing the timeliness and accuracy of the data.
  • Giving engineers the information they need in the PDM system about available parts from a supplier (that may typically be only in the ERP system) will enable them to improve part reuse using these parts instead of designing new parts that add to the portfolio of parts the business must manage. Even for parts already in the PDM system, having ERP-types of information about these parts (such as the price) may influence the engineers to adapt their designs to reuse an inexpensive part already manufactured rather than add to the portfolio by designing a new part. The need for training employees to use applications can be eliminated or reduced if the processes associated with how the applications interact are automated. Think of reducing the costs of writing and maintaining customized code in even grander terms. This is really about building a simple layer of abstraction between applications that can then isolate the different applications protecting the organization from the effects of change while making the change itself even easier to implement.
  • Product Life Cycle Management

    1. 1. Chaitanya Meshramkar Product Life Cycle Management
    2. 2. PLM Overview <ul><li>PLM is an umbrella of tools; rather a methodology, an array of skill sets that enable in New product development </li></ul><ul><li>PLM should not be regarded as a single product but a combination of tools and working methods </li></ul><ul><li>PLM is a collaborative backbone allowing people throughout extended enterprises to work together more effectively </li></ul>
    3. 3. Global challenges ahead <ul><li>Continuing pressures to deliver innovative products to the marketplace Increasing system complexities </li></ul><ul><li>Shortening lifecycles </li></ul><ul><li>Growing level of customization to meet local demand (e.g. launch of Volkswagen cars in India with engine tuned to meet the local requirements.) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Challenges Ahead Organizations … <ul><li>Delivering Brand Value </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing in innovative product that serve or create niche markets. E.g. Sony play station, Apple computers) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the market and consumer demographics and meeting their demand </li></ul><ul><li>PLMs Role:- PLM Facilitates Global Brand Delivery </li></ul>
    5. 5. PLM : Challenges and capabilities <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Time to market </li></ul><ul><li>Design to utility fit </li></ul><ul><li>Rework and Waste reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing duplication of Specifications (protecting the product integrity form duplication) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase customer input in product design </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>1) New Product Development & Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>2) Marketing Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Development </li></ul><ul><li>1) Production Research </li></ul><ul><li>2) Artwork ( Brand logo, Design) </li></ul>
    6. 6. How PLM Delivers <ul><li>Steps in Product launch </li></ul><ul><li>Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Design & Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Test & Validate </li></ul><ul><li>Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>Sell & Support </li></ul><ul><li>De-list &Disposal </li></ul>
    7. 7. How PLM delivers <ul><li>Manufacturing Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Work flow and Work instruction planning </li></ul><ul><li>Product Authoring </li></ul><ul><li>What is to be built ? </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>How the product will be built ? </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of the design and manufacturing, with the help of desired product speciation helps the manufacturer to realize production in lesser time. Eliminates/reduces the cost incurred on prototypes and physical mock-ups. Improves collaboration with the supplier by providing early access to the design process “ optimization of resources” </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Solution Integrate Processes <ul><li>Improved data integrity and control between systems by automating synchronization of part, document, and Bill-of-Material data based on product lifecycle events </li></ul><ul><li>Support implementation of a full Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system </li></ul><ul><li>Improved business agility and market responsiveness   </li></ul><ul><li>create a solution aimed at helping companies optimize their planning and manufacturing productivity. </li></ul>Utilize business integration technology to: ...and achieve these benefits:
    9. 9. The Solution Information Exchange <ul><li>More cost effective product designs due to engineers having easy access to key ERP information (such as price) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to ERP information promotes part reuse during engineering design </li></ul><ul><li>Improve and speed up manufacturing (Time To Market) planning steps that are affected by engineering data and processes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the number of ERP user licenses required for use by engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the cost of late cycle changes resulting from data entry errors </li></ul>...and achieve these benefits: Utilize business integration technology to:
    10. 10. The Solution <ul><li>Reduce the cost of managing a larger part portfolio due to increased part reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Increase productivity and lower education costs by reducing the number of applications employees must learn to use </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs of writing and maintaining customized code running on top of applications </li></ul>...and achieve these benefits: Utilize business integration technology to: Connect Applications
    11. 11. Major players In PLM Software Development <ul><li>  Dassault Systèmes   </li></ul><ul><li>CATIA ( Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application ) </li></ul><ul><li>a) It addresses all manufacturing organizations; from OEMs through their supply chains, to small independent producers. </li></ul><ul><li>b) A versatile application it can be used to design anything from an airplane to jewelry and clothing </li></ul><ul><li>c) It facilitates reuse of product design knowledge and shortens development cycles, helping enterprises to accelerate their response to market needs </li></ul><ul><li>d) V5R19 provides the user with large scale management capabilities to enable large scale modeling of industrial projects such as dams in the construction industry. </li></ul><ul><li>e) V5R19 is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista. Thus making the user interface much easier, and simple to understand </li></ul>
    12. 12.   Dassault Systèmes (Contd ) ... <ul><li>SIMULIA </li></ul><ul><li>a) Nonlinear Structural Analysis (ANL) allows designers and design engineers to understand the performance of components that are made of materials like rubber that have nonlinear responses. </li></ul><ul><li>b) The material properties can be temperature dependent when performing a thermal stress analysis in conjunction with Thermal Analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>c) SIMULIA also enables the designer to perform Vibration Analysis thus enabling to analyze the subject under experiences changing loads, boundary conditions, temperature, and contact conditions </li></ul><ul><li>d) ANL allows additional results to be plotted (including plastic strain), which can be used as an estimate if failure were to occur. Data can be exported to Excel thus facilitating easy study of data. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Dassault Systèmes (Contd ) ... <ul><li>DELMIA ( Digital Enterprise Lean Manufacturing Interactive Application) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Planning, Provides a complete 3D workcell building solution to set up and validate tooling, perform robot feasibility studies, and associate tooling and positioning equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizing the time required by the organizations in cutting costs by eliminating production stoppage for shop floor validation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomics, Delivers the capability to build 3D human models to simulate various human tasks. Enables the floor manager to understand the working conditions through which the workers will be exposed so. This helps to verify the potential threats to workers in the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Helps the organization to maintain healthy working atmosphere, reducing cost associated with production halts due to accidents and work related injuries. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Dassault Systèmes (Contd ) ... <ul><li>ENOVIA </li></ul><ul><li>ENOVIA SmarTeam Design Collaboration offering enables dispersed design teams to work in collaboration in a single, or Multi-CAD environment, to innovate new products, and to reuse existing ones for faster-time-to market. </li></ul><ul><li>support virtual product development process – from virtual product definition in CATIA to digital manufacturing in DELMIA to the virtual roll-out of the product.  </li></ul><ul><li>ENOVIA provides solutions for requirements & compliance management.  ENOVIA SmarTeam is designed to serve small and medium companies.  </li></ul>
    15. 15. Siemens PLM software formerly (UGS) <ul><li>Team Center </li></ul><ul><li>Teamcenter offers a Microsoft-based collaboration environment that extends the reach of Teamcenter's product lifecycle collaboration capabilities to users throughout the extended enterprise, enhancing team performance to increase product and program productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Teamcentre provides globally dispersed product teams with common access to a single repository of product and process knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>a) Increase productivity by enabling individual users to reduce the time they spend searching for information by up to 65 percent </li></ul><ul><li>b) Reduce product and lifecycle costs by re-using product and process information across multiple programs and projects </li></ul><ul><li>c) Engage suppliers, partners and customers in teams by enabling them to exchange information in a secure environment that protects the interests of all participants </li></ul>
    16. 16. Siemens PLM software formerly (UGS) <ul><li>Tecnomatix </li></ul><ul><li>Tecnomatix links all manufacturing disciplines with product engineering, including process layout and design, processsimulation/engineering and production management </li></ul><ul><li>Tecnomatix bridges the gap between product design and product delivery by managing both the design and execution of manufacturing processes in a fully associative data model </li></ul><ul><li>The data and process management solution for Tecnomatix provides visibility and accountability process control between plant, process, resource and product configurations, reducing complexity and streamling the workflow across globally dispersed workfocre. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Siemens PLM software <ul><li>NX Viewer </li></ul><ul><li>NX Viewer is a cost-effective, simplified tool that enables the sharing of information between company’s various departments </li></ul><ul><li>Presents a simplified, intuitive layout that enables even the casual user with no CAD experience to easily view and measure parts </li></ul><ul><li>NX 6 introduces Trueshade, providing all users with high-quality dynamic visualization of their designs with reflections and environment maps. Trueshade allows users to quickly visualize their designs in a variety of environments and materials. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) <ul><li>ProEngineer </li></ul><ul><li>Pro/ENGINEER integrates CAD/CAM/CAE solutions are the world standard providing with everything needed to achieve the highest quality design in the fastest possible time. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain accurate data of dynamic spring, cam, damping or impact analysis by incorporating the actual inertial masses of components and the forces acting on and between them </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>a) Dramatically reduce the time and effort required to clean up imported or legacy design data </li></ul><ul><li>b) Automatically generate a set of feasible solutions for multi-objective design problems </li></ul>
    19. 19. Business benefits of a PLM system <ul><li>Many industries are networked nowadays and the information system environment of different companies is very heterogeneous. </li></ul><ul><li>The heterogeneous information system environment sets great demands upon the integration of systems and the transfer of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical distances amongst different department can possibly hamper information transfer. The same also holds true for the operation of the company in a scattered operation field in which there are plenty of interest groups of different types </li></ul><ul><li>PLM systems are extremely suitable for developing the internal communication of the company and communication between external companies in the same network </li></ul>