In the near future every factory or every company in an industry will need a digital model of its operations, constantly up to date, to exchange data faster over the internet with customers, suppliers and partners. The opportunity driving this transformation is the heterogeneous needs of customers, and the impressive value increment in letting customers configure, customize and design their own products. In the next 5 to 10 years each plant will have to propose their services through internet to customers or other factories, and permanently recompose their operations plan, taking part in many different value chains. As Forrester stated already in 2011, “it will take decades to become widespread, but product strategist should seize that opportunity now.”
Producing goods and services to meet individual customer’s needs is one thing, doing it with near mass production efficiency is another. The term “Mass Customization” was coined in 2001 to make that subject an active research topic. Today, according to MIT “Smart Customization Group”, the leading manufacturers will be those who can help customers identify or build solutions to their own needs, and reuse or recombine existing organizational and supply chain resources.
At Dassault Systèmes, we have been working on digitalizing manufacturing for nearly 20 years, and we recently invested to create a unique 3DEXPERIENCE platform that will let you plan, optimize and execute your manufacturing processes in the most agile way. Our customers are creating models of their production system, from the most global logistical aspects to the details of each manufacturing line, in order to anticipate, optimize, test virtually, and react to changes in minutes instead of days. Connected with the real production, 3DEXPERIENCE manufacturing models enable perfect simulation in the virtual world, and exact execution in the physical world.
During our Manufacturing Forum our customers and partners will present their vision of “Industry of the Future”, with solid examples rooted in our technology.
Dassault Systèmes provides businesses and people with 3DEXPERIENCE Universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing products, nature and life.Bernard Charlès President & CEO Dassault Systèmes