Component Supplier Management

Manage part reuse and variants to accelerate time to market and lower manufacturing cost

Smarter, Faster, Lighter Component Supplier Management enhances the ability to reuse parts specifications and to improve part modification processes. Business rules related to part qualification and development can be defined to assure consistent information capture and task execution across teams and projects. Design, testing, manufacturing, purchasing, and quality control teams can collaborate more efficiently without relying on complex, rigid workflows.

By implementing integrated part development processes that connect all key stakeholders, high-tech/electronics companies can ensure product and component compliance, while enabling “Design Anywhere, Manufacture Anywhere” agility and savings. Focus is expanded from managing internal costs or external prices to a complete understanding and management of all cost drivers across the value chain. Part reuse is maximized and part modification workflow is streamlined to help lower time-to-market and manufacturing costs.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Master components supply complexity while achieving economies of scale
  • Accelerate and improve end-to-end IP qualification and certification
  • Maximize IP reuse
  • Improve design to cost capability
  • Foster real-time collaboration across the enterprise

You could say the library is the brain of our development. All the information our developers need for their work is stored centrally, so they know, for instance, whether they can use a component for a new development or when it has been discontinued.

Lutz Napiwotzky, responsible for Engineering Applications Corporate IT Bosch