Our Benefits Appraisal  Service is crafted to enable a streamlined and comprehensive approach for evaluating the benefits that an organization realizes from the implementation and use of a Product Lifecycle Management and/or Model-based Enterprise solutions including but not limited to; Core Product Data Management (PDM), Requirements Management, Systems Engineering, Model-based Definition (MBD), Model-based Enterprise (MBE), Component & Supplier Management (CSM), Supplier Collaboration, Knowledge-based Engineering (KBE), Stage Gate Execution Management, etc. It is intended to help organizations that:
  1. Are considering acquisition of PLM and/or MBE and require a comprehensive understanding of the specific value proposition
      for their business model e.g., ETO, CTO, COTS, Hybrid Business Model
  2. Have implemented PDM Core functionality and wish to extend the exploitation of these application assets to enable PLM,
      MBD, MBE, Digital Enterprise
  3. Have implemented some PLM Functionality and wish to extend to Model-based Definition (MBD), Model-based Enterprise
      (MBE) to enable the Digital Enterprise
Our Benefits Appraisal is tailorable and can be executed to understand the Measurable Benefits across one to all of the following Benefits Categories:
  5. Product Release and Data Dissemination/Synchronization to
      the Supply Chain
      a. Reduction in Time & Cost to Engineering Release
      b. Product Data Packaging to optimize Data Dissemination to
          Supply Chain
      c. Concurrent Access to all Product Data
      d. Conversion of Textual Information in to re-purposable Product
      e. Etc.
  6. Component Supply and Manufacturing Outsource Mgt.
      a. Faster Time to Supplier RFP
      b. Faster time to Supplier Quote & Increased Quoting Accuracy
      c. Reduction in Time & Cost for Outsource Manufacturers to Code,
          Tool, Plan, Setup, etc.
      d. Reduction in Time & Cost to First Article Inspection for both
          Internal/External Supply
      e. Etc.
  7. Product Quality Management through the Supply Chain
      a. Reduction in Design Related Quality Escapes
      b. Greater alignment and correlation of Product Data to Quality
          Data to enable process & design optimization
      c. Etc.
  8. Regulations and Requirements
      a. Elimination of Regulatory Escapes
      b. Streamlined Regulatory Reporting
      c. Etc.
  9. End to End Product Lifecycle Management
      a. Faster Time to Market
      b. Increased Quality at Launch
      c. Stage Gate Optimization
      d. Streamlined, automated Gate Release and Assurance
  10. IT Asset Rationalization
      a. Rationalization of all Product Data & Processes in to a single
         source of the truth
      b. Etc.
  1. Product Innovation & Portfolio Management
      a.  Predictive Execution Metrics
      b. Automated Resource Loading & Leveling
      c. Enhanced in-line Execution Performance Metrics 
      d. Greater volume of Products through the Pipeline
      e. Etc.
  2. Product Engineering Quality & Yield
      a. Design Reuse
      b. Greater adherence to Design Standards
      c. Design Automation reduction in Time/Cost to Design
      d. Component & Supplier Rationalization – reduction in annual
          commodity spend
      e. Component & Supplier Rationalization – reduction in all
          supplier/component transaction and handling costs
          f. Etc.
  3. Model-based Definition (MBD)
      a. Reduction in CAD Design Time & Release
      b. Increased adherence to Modeling Standards
      c. Increased alignment to Supply Chain Requirements  for Design
          Data – increase Supply Chain Yield and reduce Cycle Time
      d. Automated CAD Data Quality Checking
      e. Automated Derivative File Checking
      f. Automated Producibility Checking
      g. Etc.
  4. Model-based Enterprise (MBE)
      a. Reduction in Time/Cost of Tooling Design and Validation
      b. Reduction in Time/Cost of CNC Coding and Validation
      c. Reduction in Time/Cost of CMM Coding and Validation
      d. Reduction in Time/Cost of Manufacturing Views & Work Instruction
      e. Reduction in Time and Cost to derive & release Production Plan
      f. Etc.

PLM/MBE Benefits Appraisal