This is the traditional approach to product manufacturing. First, you define the manufacturing plan. Sometime referred to as the process plan or process definition. This is essentially a description of how the designed product will be built. What kind of tools, machines, manual labors and plants are going to be used to build the final product. Once the plan is defined, manufacturing engineers validate the process plan to ensure that it is the most productive plan among various alternatives. E.g. engineers look at the value added vs non value added tasks and identify ways to minimize the non value added. Perform ergonomic analysis to ensure that any manual work is safe. If robotics are involved make sure that any robotic simulation are done to eliminate collision or interference. And finally, the manufacturing process has to be executed at the plant floor according to the plan. That means work instructions delivery, NC machine codes, equipment status update, etc.As we know manufacturing engineers are performing these tasks for years. They referred these procedures as Design for Manufacturing, concurrent engineering and so forth. However, as you can see here traditionally these tasks are done in sequence and mostly non-integrated fashion. There are a number of issues with this modelFirst, it is time consuming and therefore in-efficientSecond, there is a lack of feedback loop or a collaboration environment. Something, that we have seen in the Boeing’s case. Third, if you introduce change at any stage of this flow it is very difficult to assess the impact of this.
Now what happens if we try to perform these steps in parallel in a common integrated environment. We not only shorten the actual time for all of these activities to complete but we create a continuous improvement loop. We are now in a much better position to handle any change that might happen at any of these stages. Now we know Mfg planning and Process validation are typically done inside a PLM system whereas Prod. execution is mostly a MES function. This, we believe is the main value of Teamcenter MPP. The ability to provide a single environment for performing all these activities for better collaboration and perform what if analysis accurately. This way any impact of change can be quickly resolved.
Video to demonstrate how manufacturing process plans can be defined in Teamcenter
When it comes to validation we provide various tools to ensure that the process plan defined is the most productive alternate. That means having the ability to run various “what if” scenarios. Features such as accountability check allows you to reconcile as-designed (eBOM) and as-built (mBOM) BOM and make sure that every designed part is consumed in a manufacturing operationTime analysis and data card integration solution ensures that we minimize the non-value added activities. 3D PDF work instructions can bring greater clarity to shop floor personnel to perform complex assembly operations
Note: Communicate that Process Simulate on Tc is a separate application integrated with Tc MPP. PS on TC really differentiates us from competition in terms of providing process validation capabilities.Teamcenter MPP is also integrated with Process Simulate on Teamcenter application which can provide advanced simulation and validation of assembly processesProcess Simulate application consist of three areas. Assembly: Here we provide tools such as time analysis and data card integration. This is nothing but to ensure that we minimize the non-value added activities. Smart assembly and disassembly to ensure that the assembly sequence is feasible. The we have the human simulation tools to ensure that many manual work processes are safe and ergonomically designed.And third the robotic simulation application in Teamcenter to ensure the feasibility of the automation tools.
Video to demonstrate how process plans can be validated and optimized This video also shows the PS Human on TC where a manual assembly operation is validated for ergonomics and safety.Communicate to the audience that Process Simulate is a separate application which is integrated with Teamcenter MPP.
Video demonstrating connection from Teamcenter to SIMATIC IT MES System; primarily work instructions delivery and standard text
In the end I just want to highlight what differentiates Teamcenter MPP.First, it provides a single source of product and process knowledge. We know this can result in better collaboration, validation and optimization. Second, you now have better visibility to all the manufacturing resources available at your disposal and how best to utilize them. Third, this allows us both product and production lifecycle control and better visibility from virtual to the physical world. Fourth, we know that the amount of data that needs to be processed at the manufacturing stages are ten times that of design stages. In order, to manage such a large volume of data you need an enterprise environment which has a proven credibility in terms of large scale deployment. But you might always ask what it all means to me as a customer. And we want to come back and say what we said at the beginning. Teamcenter MPP can allow you to have a clear visibility to impact of change from design through to production.
Video showing the main benefit of having a single integrated environment to manage product and process data.This video will show how the impact of a change can be quickly analyzed and reconciled.
You are quite familiar with the main underlying rationale for Siemens acquisition of UGS. It was to unify the product and production lifecycle process. The idea to merge the virtual and physical worlds in product development. Teamcenter and Teamcenter MPP application is the foundation for this vision.