Regulatory Compliance Management

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 is especially true for automotive companies who must meet the ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) environmental 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)' Automotive Regulatory Compliance Management solution enables companies to implement “Design for Compliance” functions as an integral part of product development. With this solution, automotive 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 geographies, allowing product designers to make changes sooner rather than later.

Automotive component suppliers can be incorporated into the material compliance evaluation process using this solution to ensure that the component library contains the most current material compositions and ELV certifications. 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 automotive organizations.

Automotive Regulatory Compliance Management solution includes:

  • Material declaration
  • Material compliance assessment
  • ELV (End-of-Live Vehicle) compliance management
  • GADSL (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List) compliance management
  • IMDS (International Material Data System) Integration

Supporting products: ENOVIA Requirement Central, ENOVIA Live Collaboration, ENOVIA Engineering Central, ENOVIA Materials Compliance Central

The business pressures in this market are considerable since we are obliged to conform to increasing amounts of legislation. CATIA is an intrinsic part of our production methodology because it holds all design-to-manufacture data that allows us to continue leading the market.

Iain Powell Engineering Manager, Britax,