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Bill of Materials Management

Maintain a single version of the truth

Across the enterprise, project stakeholders leverage and revise parts and Bill of Materials to engineer, purchase, manufacture, sell, and support products.  Managing complete, accurate, and up-to-date bills of material is critical to improve efficiencies, reduce the need for rework and increase business velocity.  Through a consolidated, fully connected global or site-specific view of the bill of materials and product design structure, along with a common automated development and change process, product quality and time to market improve. 

 

 

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Configuration and Change Management

Configuration and Change Management

Ensure business agility

A manufacturer’s ability to meet rapidly changing consumer demand for personalized products is critical to success. Companies must introducing customization and personalization in existing product portfolios while minimizing development costs and risk.

Manufacturers of complex products can successfully manage the conceptual and commercial aspects of their products by maximizing the reuse of existing intellectual property (IP) and other assets. By defining and managing a master feature-option dictionary and configuration rules across the product portfolio, design changes are minimized, so that products can be delivered to market faster, and at lower development costs.

In addition, a unified enterprise-wide change process implemented across all impacted organizations helps to confirm approval and validation of changes before implementation, improve communication, ensure proper notifications, and reduce errors.

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Design Management

Collaborate effectively

Managing and securing design data across geographically dispersed teams and throughout the extanded value chain is challenging.  The management of product data and related design information must include early visibility to design information for all stakeholders, and enable true enterprise collaboration before final product decisions are made.  Formal and ad hoc design reviews, accessible to all stakeholders, helps foster new ideas, identify issues and track actions to ensure closure for designs authored with CATIA® 3DEXPERIENCE® , CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS or other CAD tools. 

For package designers, managing the artwork process is challenging due to fast changing product lines, global markets and varied regulations.  Today, many companies store copy and graphics on hard to find network drives and individual computers.  This often results in the wrong version being used for packaging.   Artwork copy is best managed on a single, accessible platform.   

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Design Management for High Tech

Design Management for High Tech

Efficently Manage Designs

In the high tech industry, effective design management requires that all designers share the exact same data and design environment.  Administration of the design environments of geographically dispersed design teams is greatly simplified with centralized administration at the enterprise level.   Identification and tracking of defects associated with IP blocks, and the ability to share ideas, engineering change information and to resolve product development issues and defects amongst geographically dispersed development teams are critical success factors.

ENOVIA offers a unique modular approach to design data management which is optimized for efficient design reuse and multisite collaboration. IP blocks managed as modules are hierarchically combined into designs which are correct-by-construction. Data is managed at the file level within a module, and at the modular level of abstraction as hierarchical connections between modules. As the design changes, new data is automatically...

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Global Product Development

Target Zero Prototypes and Zero BOM Errors

In this new age of manufacturing, it’s no surprise that news about your product launch reaches consumers across the globe instantaneously. However, if the new product is not immediately available in each region, consumers quickly move on to other alternatives. Gone are the days when a company could launch a product first in the developed market and then subsequently launch the product in the developing world. A well-executed global launch is fast becoming a business imperative to achieving a higher return on investment. 

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IP Classification and Protection

IP Classification and Protection

Secure Intellectual Property

A company’s ability to reuse and protect intellectual property (IP) without exceptions is critical to short and long-term success.  With proper IP classification, companies can accelerate product development and shorten time-to-market through reuse of design components and product documentation. Reusing previously validated product content increases reliability and quality while lowering costs. Collaboration is improved by enabling users across the enterprise to find and add their own product content.

Organizations must also protect their IP without compromising their ability to effectively collaborate both internally and externally.  From a single enterprise-wide platform, organizations are able to manage all of their relevant product data and safely share that information according to organization, nationality or physical location. A common set of security rules and exception classification framework ensures authorized access and prevents unauthorized disclosure of intellectual...

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Product Planning and Program Management

Deliver projects on-time and under budget

Product planning and program management associates the definition and development of the product portfolio with the tracking of the projects used to govern it.  Implications of portfolio decisions can be quickly assessed against the project schedule.  As a result, a project manager can take action to resolve issues with a full understanding of the impact to the portfolio.  Governance is standardized using best-in-class business processes across the extended enterprise.

Deliverables-based project management links product development data to project execution.  With “invisible governance,” projects update with real-time deliverable status providing the ability to identify potential issues and risks before they materialize.  Product planning and development cycle times can be optimized within scope, capacity and resource constraints.

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Quality and Compliance

Quality and Compliance

Raise quality and ensure compliance

Successful manufacturers recognize the importance of delivering high quality products and services.  Higher quality results in fewer recalls, minimal reworks, reduced batch wastage, and higher customer satisfaction that positively impact the bottom line.  However, many quality management systems only address quality at a functional level.  There is no common use of quality best practices or full end-to-end visibility of quality issues.

An effective and efficient quality management system enforces common quality processes, supports global and local regulatory requirements and manages all quality events, such as corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), product nonconformance, and audits, across the enterprise.

In many industries, such as Healthcare and Life Sciences, ensuring regulatory compliance is business critical.  Proper product approvals and certificates are fundamental for business sustainability and ensuring product safety and effectiveness.  The digitization of best...

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Strategic Customer Relationships

Exceed customer expectations

Capturing and managing customer requirements throughout the product development process is critical to delighting customers and ensuring market success. ENOVIA Strategic Customer Requirements capabilities enable the “voice of the customer” to be translated into requirements that drive the definition of new products. These “data-driven” requirements connect customer needs directly to product features and capabilities to provide full context and traceability to all product stakeholders, improving the overall product development process and maximizing the chances of a delivering successful products to the market.

For retailers and brand manufacturers, ENOVIA helps validate and deploy shopping experiences, improve financial and operational performance, customer relationships and business partnerships. Through a simulation of retail settings inside an immersive, lifelike 3D environment, brand manufacturers can explore shopping experiences with their retail business partners that...

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Strategic Supplier Relationships

Strategic Supplier Relationships

Connect the supply chain

For Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail companies, conducting seasonal line planning, ensuring proper product development, creating product sourcing plans and managing global suppliers are complex tasks.  On a single platform with industry-specific roles, standard processes can be implemented to enhance collaboration with the supply chain, minimize sourcing risks, manage vendors and improve the planning process. 

Collection Sourcing Manager provides the planning, visibility and checking needed to manage sourcing in a global and competitive environment.  Collection Planner provides a single environment to manage seasonal line planning and product development. And Collection Vendor Manager seamlessly connects vendors and suppliers to brand and retail headquarters, enabling enhanced collaboration, process control, and risk management within the sourcing and pre-production processes.

 

 

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