Apr 10 2005

Jokan System Accelerates Product Development with PLM Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes

Manufacturer of standard conveyors uses CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM to significantly cut design time and reduce errors

Hannover Fair, April 11, 2005- IBM and Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSYPA) today announced that Denmark-based Jokan System has implemented their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to dramatically speed product development cycle time.

 

With CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM, both IBM PLM solutions developed by Dassault Systèmes, Jokan System wanted to streamline its product development process using generative mechanical design. This method enables the capture and reuse of the company’s extensive skills and knowledge to automate and standardize common aspects of the product design and to eliminate errors and redesigns for the benefit of its customers.

 

Jokan System has 130 employees. It designs and manufactures automated solutions for internal transport, including handling, sorting, palletizing, and conveyor-belt systems. It provides material handling solutions to a variety of industries, including distribution, production, airlines, automotive, and automotive suppliers. After considering a range of possible solutions, Jokan System chose CATIA V5, the world’s leading 3D product-development application, associated with Plant Layout, to handle its top-down design process. It also added Digital Mock-Up capabilities to handle verification of large assemblies and layouts. In addition, Jokan System selected SMARTEAM, a leading collaborative product data and lifecycle management solution, to manage parallel workflows and logistics between design and production.

 

“With CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM, we are streamlining development, cutting design time by 90% and reducing errors by 50% for the design of standard conveyors,” said Flemming M. Christensen, sales and marketing manager at Jokan System. “This enables us to shorten cycle times for bidding and improve customer responsiveness. We chose solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes because they were the best ones for a complete system—hardware, software and integration—that could integrate seamlessly with our plant layout system.”

 

“Jokan System and Rand, our Business Partner, won this year’s IBM Partnerworld Beacon Award for Best PLM implementation,” said Raoul van Engelshoven, vice president, IBM PLM, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “This is a proofpoint that, together with our Business Partners, we provide our SMB customers with global value-added PLM solutions and support, from process definition to hardware, software, implementation and training that allow them to compete in today’s marketplace.” 

 

“The success that Jokan is having with CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM demonstrates the power of our solutions to transform businesses and increase efficiency,” said Denis Senpéré, vice president, PLM Europe, Dassault Systèmes. “This unique combination of PLM functionality is enabling the company to quickly achieve significant return on investment and cost savings.”

 

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