The first step to improving external supplier collaboration: look internally. The relationship between engineering and procurement impacts the ability to work with suppliers.
The value of PLM is not only about the fundamentals of understanding what it is, but knowing how to best implement PLM throughout the whole company - not just in one area.
When OEMs bring suppliers into the fold, suppliers can provide innovative ideas for improvement and support enterprise initiatives.
The most forward-thinking manufacturers constantly seek new ways to innovate. Yet, many overlook one of the most advantageous and effective methods to innovate in product design: the supply chain.
Why do manufacturers transition to model-based enterprise? One common theme unites organizations and will drive the future of MBE.
Kurt, John, and I all come from different backgrounds and levels of comfort with PLM. Despite our differences, we all had the same primary takeaway from the PLM Center meeting.
Despite the benefits, multiple compounding factors limit a company’s ability to implement Model-Based Enterprise.
The MBD standard has been around for several years, yet many organizations continue to use both 3D models and 2D drawings.
PLM software is vital to the success of product development. But, I encourage my colleagues to think of PLM software as just one piece in a large puzzle.
To ensure optimal collaboration and a strong product model, forward-thinking organizations rely on three digital approaches to improve 3D product workflows.
One of the biggest trends in today’s manufacturing climate is how rapidly organizations are accumulating data. The question becomes, once companies have all this data - what now?