Enabling companies to implement “Design for Compliance” functions as an integral part of product development
As environmental and health concerns continue to grow in society, governmental push on manufacturing companies to adopt “Eco-Design” practice is expected to increase. Eco-Design is about integrating environmental considerations into product development, maintenance, and disposal. This has certainly been the focus of lead free initiatives of RoHS (Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) regulatory mandates in Europe, as well as similar initiatives in Asia and North America.
Any company who wants to operate globally must consider regulatory compliance as a matter of utmost importance. A failure to comply with the requirements can result in launch delays, recalls, fines, poor customer satisfaction, and damaged public image. Thus far, many companies have been reactive to environmental regulations where compliance reporting and analysis is done late in the product development cycle. This approach causes late-stage design changes to occur as compliance requirements are not readily accessible at every phase of the product lifecycle.
Dassault Systèmes (DS)' Quality and Regulatory Compliance Management solution enables companies to implement “Design for Compliance” functions as an integral part of product development. With our solution, your product development team can check material content information from any design view early on and throughout the product development cycle. Reports can be generated to compare the compliance of manufacturing equivalents, list recyclable content, or evaluate best and worst manufacturing locations. This information can be cross-referenced against multiple regulations in all geography, allowing designers to make changes sooner than later.
Your suppliers can be incorporated into the material compliance evaluation process using our solution to ensure that the material specifications contain the most current material compositions. This provides critical information to designers when making choices based on the customer and/or market requirements that new products must meet. The net result is delivering innovative and environmentally compliant products that meet global market demands, a clear competitive advantage for progressive organizations.
Dassault Systèmes intensively analyzed our key requirements and we have gained dramatic effects in promoting design efficiency, complexity and quality while reducing development cycles.
Yan Gaosheng Vice General Manager and Design Director, EBOHR