Medtronic Physio-Control (Physio), a subsidiary of Medtronic, manufactures, markets and distributes an integrated line of non-invasive emergency cardiac defibrillator and vital-sign assessment devices, capnographs and data management software.
Physio needed to update its PDM (product data management) system to a Y2K-compliant system and streamline its processes by automating all systems in one place. One area of focus was on integrating the company’s many CAD and engineering tools including, QAD’s MFG/Pro, Cadence and Pro/INTRALINK (Pro/I). Moreover, as a medical device company, Physio is bound by FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 11 (commonly known as Part 11) regarding electronic signatures and approval.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Physio integrated its ERP (enterprise resource planning) tool to eMatrix and integrated Pro/I in less than two days. Users will view drawings, structures and parts in Pro/I through eMatrix. For all integrations, Physio is using eMatrix to complete the data modeling instead of doing so in separate databases, consolidating information into one location.
• Reduction in Overhead Cost savings of $250,000 per year by eliminating the need for an offline paper copy center. Cost savings expected to double in future phases. • Low Cost-of-Ownership Zero unscheduled downtime. One person currently maintains the system one hour per week—a process that required two full-time people under the older PDM systems. • Waste Reduction Savings of $25,000 per month by reducing scrap. • Full Service ROI Easy configurability of eMatrix enabled Medtronic Physio-Control to receive a full return on its investment in MatrixOne’s services.