Companies are looking to develop their supply chain’s capabilities in order to fulfill increasingly specific and changing customer needs. The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) set of tools is critical to companies because it helps them respond to this evolution of needs by increasing their flexibility while connecting them tightly to their suppliers, customers and partners (both internal and external). PLM solutions help manage configurations and changes throughout the product lifecycle, and ultimately contribute to reducing the time it takes to develop, industrialize, market and maintain products.
CGI helps its clients adopt a global vision of PLM. Available solutions in the PLM area do not only support product design and engineering but also cross-functional collaboration throughout the industrial value chain. PLM allows a significant competitive advantage when it integrates product design, sourcing, planning, manufacturing, marketing and maintenance activities.
This is why CGI relies on a modular, commitment-based approach and specific domain expertise to address clients’ needs with flexibility, whatever difficulty they wish to address on their value chain, from the design of products to their production and maintenance. CGI addresses these needs through three specific offers:
- PLM for innovation: CGI helps its clients stimulate innovation and accelerate time-to-market while reducing risks and development costs. For instance, the implementation of PLM tools and processes eases project and program portfolio management, provides an optimal platform for design tool integration (CAx, Formula Management, etc.) and allows the development of Simulation Lifecycle Management and Knowledge-Based Engineering capabilities ;
- PLM for industrialization: Together with Dassault Systèmes, CGI has developed and implemented a solution, based on ENOVIA and DELMIA, that brings rigour and efficiency to the industrialization of products and allows the dynamic management of manufacturing processes based on routings and local production assets
- PLM for maintenance: CGI helps its clients reduce errors and increase efficiencies in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities by connecting PLM and MRO processes/data, therefore harmonizing “as built” and “as maintained” product definitions ;
CGI offers an end-to-end approach of PLM services from strategic and operational consulting to implementation and support of DS solutions (ENOVIA v6 and DELMIA v6). This includes business process engineering and improvement ; solution architecture and design ; and change management to support PLM transformation programs.
CGI’s PLM services are part of the firm’s Supply Chain Acceleration (SCA) framework. The SCA global portfolio of solutions, offerings, propositions, tools & templates leverages thirty years of supply chain knowledge and domain expertise for the benefit of CGI’s clients across their entire supply chain. CGI’s expertise spans industries like aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, electronics and electrical equipments, chemical, life science and consumer packaged goods.