Smith International, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, the petrochemical industry and other industrial markets. Smith Bits, a business unit of Smith International, holds more drill bit performance records than any other manufacturer.
Smith Bits had already implemented Oracle Manufacturing for MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) and Pro/ENGINEER for CAD (Computer Aided Design), but a three-year effort to implement a Sherpa PDM (product data management) system failed. Smith Bits needed a product lifecycle management system and collaboration tool that they could rapidly implement themselves by taking full ownership and claiming responsibility from the outset.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Smith Bits assigned a core team of five people to implement eMatrix™ in addition to fulfilling their regular job duties. Using a minimum of consulting hours, the team implemented the entire eMatrix system themselves.
Low Cost-of-Ownership High configurability and limited programming
Rapid ROI Reduction in inventory
Rapid Deployment and User Acceptance Easy-to-use system accepted quickly
Enhanced Collaboration Immediate access to designs and inventory globally