Component Management

Enabling companies to achieve a competitive advantage by accelerating product development and delivery through reuse.

For many consumer goods organizations, adding a new part component to the database can be a bottleneck that adds to missed deadlines and decreases in profitability.  With a new part setup costing anywhere from $10K to $25K, design for part re-use and modularity are essential.  Ideally, up to 70% of the component can be targeted for standardization and reuse for cost effective design.  Poor component management also causes engineers to spend the majority of their time searching and validating component selection instead of innovating.


Dassault Systèmes (DS)' Component and Standard Management solution enables companies to achieve a competitive advantage by accelerating product development and delivery through reuse.  Users can easily create new parts and documents and classify it in a hierarchy that is tailored to their business environment.  Because of the low effort involved in defining the library, it can quickly and easily adapt to rapidly changing business needs. 



In order to improve an organization’s return on its reuse, it is necessary to know track actual part usage.  We provide a powerful search capability that makes it easy to search for complex sets of reuse requirements.  It understands the attributes as part of the classification definition making the system efficient for the user to specify and the system to execute.  It provides a sophisticated comparison of the results that easily identifies commonalities and differences and allows for quick sorting and ranking.  


Powerful cost analytics capabilities are also supported with this solution to enable cost analysts, engineers and buyers to analyze BOM (Bill of Materials) components costs using actual costs for existing parts and quoted costs for new parts.  This helps organizations implement a Design-to-Cost strategy with cross functional teams working collaboratively during NPDI (New Product Development & Introduction) process. 


With direct materials representing more than half of an organization’s spending, a major goal for consumer goods companies is to facilitate the management and sharing of enterprise component information across the value chain.  Our solution helps you shift your focus from understanding internal cost only, or external price only, to all cost drivers across the value chain.  The net result is improved product margins and enterprise profitability. 


Key Capabilities and Benefits:

  • Color standards management
  • Materials management
  • Material and material color approvals
  • Wash development
  • Measurement and construction standards
  • Graphic development

ENOVIA's quality technology, expertise and ability to meet deadlines were the key success factors at Merloni Elettrodomestici. We are confident that the established partnership between our companies will lead to a long term satisfaction for us as well as our customers and users.

Mauro Viacava CIO - Merloni Elettrodomestici