PLM/MBE Benefits Appraisal

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:

  1. Product Innovation & Portfolio Management
    1. Predictive Execution Metrics
    2. Automated Resource Loading & Leveling
    3. Enhanced in-line Execution Performance Metrics
    4. Greater volume of Products through the Pipeline
    5. Etc.
  2. Product Engineering Quality & Yield
    1. Design Reuse
    2. Greater adherence to Design Standards
    3. Design Automation reduction in Time/Cost to Design
    4. Component & Supplier Rationalization – reduction in annual commodity spend
    5. Component & Supplier Rationalization – reduction in all supplier/component transaction and handling costs
    6. Etc.
  3. Model-based Definition (MBD)
    1. Reduction in CAD Design Time & Release
    2. Increased adherence to Modeling Standards
    3. Increased alignment to Supply Chain Requirements for Design Data – increase Supply Chain Yield and reduce Cycle Time
    4. Automated CAD Data Quality Checking
    5. Automated Derivative File Checking
    6. Automated Productivity Checking
    7. Etc.
  4. Model-based Enterprise (MBE)
    1. Reduction in Time/Cost of Tooling Design and Validation
    2. Reduction in Time/Cost of CNC Coding and Validation
    3. Reduction in Time/Cost of CMM Coding and Validation
    4. Reduction in Time/Cost of Manufacturing Views & Work Instruction
    5. Reduction in Time and Cost to derive & release Production Plan
    6. Etc.
  1. Product Release and Data Dissemination/Synchronization to the Supply Chain
    1. Reduction in Time & Cost to Engineering Release
    2. Product Data Packaging to optimize Data Dissemination to Supply Chain
    3. Concurrent Access to all Product Data
    4. Conversion of Textual Information in to re-purposable Product Data
    5. Etc.
  2. Component Supply and Manufacturing Outsource Mgt.
    1. Faster Time to Supplier RFP
    2. Faster time to Supplier Quote & Increased Quoting Accuracy
    3. Reduction in Time & Cost for Outsource Manufacturers to Code, Tool, Plan, Setup, etc.
    4. Reduction in Time & Cost to First Article Inspection for both Internal/External Supply
    5. Etc.
  3. Product Quality Management through the Supply Chain
    1. Reduction in Design Related Quality Escapes
    2. Greater alignment and correlation of Product Data to Quality Data to enable process & design optimization
    3. Etc.
  4. Regulations and Requirements
    1. Elimination of Regulatory Escapes
    2. Streamlined Regulatory Reporting
    3. Etc.
  5. End to End Product Lifecycle Management
    1. Faster Time to Market
    2. Increased Quality at Launch
    3. Stage Gate Optimization
    4. Streamlined, automated Gate Release and Assurance
  6. IT Asset Rationalization
    1. Rationalization of all Product Data & Processes in to a single source of the truth
    2. Etc.

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