Product Lifecycle Management for Digital Manufacturing
Digital manufacturing is the use of an integrated, computer-based system comprised of simulation, three-dimensional (3D) visualization, analytics and various collaboration tools to create product and manufacturing process definitions simultaneously. Digital manufacturing evolved from manufacturing initiatives such as design for manufacturability (DFM), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), flexible manufacturing, lean manufacturing and others that highlight the need for more collaborative product and process design.
Many of the long-term benefits from product lifecycle management (PLM) cannot be achieved without a comprehensive digital manufacturing strategy. Digital manufacturing is a key point of integration between PLM and various shop floor applications and equipment, enabling the exchange of product-related information between design and manufacturing groups. This alignment allows manufacturing companies to achieve their time-to-market and volume goals, as well as realize cost savings by reducing expensive downstream changes.Digital manufacturing systems allow manufacturing engineers to create the complete definition of a manufacturing process in a virtual environment, including:
- Assembly Lines
- Work Centers
- Facility Layout
Automotive & Transportation Solutions
Fuel economy and emissions regulations, growth in vehicle electronics and software, and global growth are driving a fundamental change in vehicle technologies. This requires automotive suppliers to be more innovative while still maintaining profitability and meeting delivery expectations. Our perspective, called "Executing Program Innovation", helps suppliers achieve greater innovation and improve program execution.
The PLM for Shipbuilding solution enables a holistic approach to shipbuilding that improves ship design, total enterprise collaboration, synchronization and productivity, as well as lifecycle ship service and support, by optimizing shipbuilding processes.
Energy & Utilities Solutions
Siemens PLM Software offers the energy and utilities supply chain of owner/operators, utility service companies and equipment manufacturers a broad suite of best-practice-driven software solutions. These solutions facilitate supply chain collaboration in the design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical energy and utilities assets.
Aerospace & Defense Solutions
The aerospace and defense industry continues to be an increasingly competitive market. To flourish in the environment, companies must deliver on cost and schedule commitments while meeting ever more demanding requirements. The goal for every aerospace and defense organization is consistent Program Execution Excellence.
Electronics & Semiconductor Solutions
Siemens PLM Software is a proven leader in providing solutions for managing semiconductor devices from concept ideation through end-of-life. Our solutions enable you to optimize your return on R&D investments, re-use your valuable intellectual property (IP) and know-how and leverage the massive innovation power of your value chain partners. These capabilities enable you to bring the right systems-on-chip (SoC), integrated circuits (IC) and other products to market with greater confidence, greater ROI, faster time-to-market, improved quality and better collaboration among partners.
Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment Solutions
Industrial machinery manufacturers are constantly challenged to adapt to new circumstances. Many industrial machinery manufacturers find themselves facing an increasing number of new requirements, such as the demand for more flexible machines that can be rapidly adapted to new products or formats, as well as for machines that can be easily integrated into existing plants.
Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals Solutions
Narrow focus on the regulatory compliance aspects of quality management systems can leave gaps in important quality assurance processes during product development. “Quality by Design” enables companies to integrate quality management processes to their medical device product lifecycle management (PLM) system to identify and resolve quality issues earlier in the product lifecycle.
Consumer Products & Retail Solutions
CPG companies need to expand into new markets with innovative and sustainable new products that meet the expectations of demanding consumers. “Business as usual” will not work. You need to successfully “deliver the brand” through management of integrated formulation, packaging, artwork and manufacturing knowledge.