3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in healthcare, safety, electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, and other markets. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200. 3M businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels, and other important resources.
In the course of a review of product development processes in 1999, 3M recognized an opportunity to drastically reduce the time and expense associated with traditional paper-based methodologies. While investigating product lifecycle management systems that could manage design data and drawings online, 3M realized that the system could also efficiently support the ISO 9000 quality management process by making available companywide all product-related documents including CAD, CAE, CAM and ERP data to all manufacturing sites.
Dassault Systèmes Response
eMatrix™ emerged as the solution of choice for its SAP integration, the availability and quality of CAD interfaces, and its dynamic data modeling capabilities. “Another prime aspect was MatrixOne’s exclusive focus on collaboration and information management technologies,” explains Geser. “Though we needed a tight integration for our CAD solutions, we wanted to maintain a maximum of independence from our CAD vendors.”
Global Collaboration Collaboration throughout the design and manufacturing process delivers tremendous benefits in time, quality, and cost
Accelerated Product Delivery Integrated SAP ERP, CAD, CAE and other systems with eMatrix speeds products to market.
Regulatory Compliance Full ISO 9000 compliance through documentation and vaulting in eMatrix.
Rapid Deployment Successful 12-week rapid roll out made possible with eMatrix dynamic business model capabilities.