Windchill – PLM as the Foundation for Digital Transformation
These are challenging times. Designing the best product is no longer enough to stay ahead of the competition. Product developers, manufacturing and service process planners, supply chain managers, and sales and support teams are spread across the globe and require secure access to up-to-date product information. They must:
Adeptly manage new product introductions and changes to configurations in order to keep pace with advances in technology and
Seamlessly integrate embedded software into mechanical and electronic designs with traceability and governance — even though
their systems and processes might not be aligned.
Mitigate risk across the supply chain while optimizing for cost and quality with new levels of operational flexibility.
The factory must be more agile and work concurrently with engineering even as the number of product variants skyrocket and work rules change to accommodate new safety regulations. Quality must be built into every product and process. Enterprise quality initiatives depend on driving down the costs of poor-quality and minimizing delays in securing regulatory approvals. Enterprise PLM has quickly risen to become one of the key pillars of manufacturing and the backbone of digital transformation across every industry. As the mission-critical collaboration platform, PLM provides the digital continuity, configuration management and associativity for product data (CAD, software, bills of material, requirements, test, simulations, etc.). It also automates the standardized processes that help accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and improve quality.