Manufacturing & Operation

Supports design-for-manufacturing approach in order that both design and manufacturing processes can be optimized concurrently

Manufacturing and Operation

In an industry where many new product introduction programs experience cost overruns and schedule delays, good production planning is a key factor to staying in business.  Production planning involves innumerable elements that must be stringently coordinated and executed in order to successfully launch a program on time and on budget.  Interconnected activities throughout manufacturing facilities and the supply-chain must be carefully planned to reach the safest, fastest, and most optimum sequence. 

Consumer Goods manufacturers and their supply-chain rely on DS fully integrated PLM environment that supports design-for-manufacturing approach in order that both design and manufacturing processes can be optimized concurrently and in ways that would best utilize available resources.  Dassault Systèmes'  Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Operation Management solution offers extensive capabilities unmatched in the industry. 

Manufacturing and Operation

Users find our Web-based interface for MBOM (Manufacturing BOM) creation, release and maintenance intuitive and easy to use.  We provide a single system that enables concurrent design and manufacturing development.  With each release of an Engineering Change Order, the system automatically propagates Manufacturing Change Order for every affected plant and helps minimize manufacturing errors.  We offer functionalities to rapidly assess different alternatives to the production process that will solve barriers or road-blocks.  Consumer goods manufacturers and their suppliers can also track late changes, identify components that may be impacted by design changes and study the impact of the changes on production.  The integrated PLM environment gives stakeholders the information they need to predict the cost of changes in dollars and time. 


Early and throughout the design cycle, digital manufacturing involving planning, scheduling, sequencing, program and Q/A simulation, as well as production simulation can be defined.  It reduces the occurrence of manufacturing delays and  problems that typically arise when the systems and machinery are ready to be placed.  By simulating the resources (machine automation, humans) and production processes virtually, manufacturing organizations can evaluate multiple production systems and process designs before investing in a single prototype - enabling Design Anywhere/Build Anywhere (DABA) business agility and savings.  This also enables production to be shifted easily among several plants to optimize capacity.

Upon completion of the manufacturing planning, detailed work instructions are transferred to workers in form of easy to follow instructions that include 3D replay of the sequence to help minimize errors and training issues.

Key Capabilities and Benefits

  • Plant-specific
  • MBOM Management
  • Process and resource planning
  • Assembly and work instructions
  • Work cell ergonomics and usability
  • Tooling engineering
  • Machining / milling
  • Nesting / strip layout
  • Flow simulation and optimization
  • MES (Manufacturing Execution System) metrics and KPI (Key Performance Indicator)
  • BOL (Bill of Lading) management
  • Time and action management

CATIA and ENOVIA enable our teams in 11 countries to collaborate simultaneously in all stages of product development, from ideation to after-sales service.

Hans Wickström European IT Director, Peltor