Leading manufacturer of high-end home refrigeration and cooking appliances Sub-Zero/Wolf Appliance Co. expedites business processes with SMARTEAM Product Lifecycle Management.
To counter competition eroding their market share, Sub-Zero needed to accelerate product development without impairing the high quality they are known for in the market.
Unstructured, manual document and change management procedures caused numerous delays and bottlenecks in the design process; these were compounded by the highvolume of data generated when Sub-Zero moved to 3-D design
Dassault Systèmes Response
Using SMARTEAM as one of the primary ingredients, Sub-Zero/Wolf has improved collaboration between departments, significantly reduced time to exchange of engineering data and compressed new-product development cycles by as much as 50%.
Collaboration has improved between engineering, procurement, manufacturing, quality assurance, and service departments
Physical prototypes are built with minimal rework
Information captured and reused throughout the product lifecycle reduces design costs
Improved change management allows ECOs to be executed in days, not weeks
New-product development cycles are compressed by as much as 50%
Time to exchange of engineering data is improved by 75%
Rapid implementation and user rampup – SMARTEAM was deployed at Wolf in only 12 weeks