Can you recognise one or more of the following statements?
- Competition is increasing
- Time-to-market is vital
- Documentation of your product is becoming more important
- Release of new products are straining the organisation to it’s maximum
- Delayed Product launches
If you can, you may have to look at the processes between engineering and operations.
Concurrent Engineering, Design for X, Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) and Engineering Change Management (ECM) has been around for decades. Yet most companies works in a very sequential process where engineering completes the design before the supply chain start pre-paration. As a consequence many companies experience that the development and implemen-tation of new products in the supply chain is proceeding far from optimal.
Some of the most critical symptoms are:
- Late error correction or rework
- Little time for preparing the optimal supply chain
But even if you do not experience this, the potential are immense:
- 80% reduction of errors in master data by automating maintenance of Bill of Materials
- 20% reduction in purchase cost prices due to qualifying suppliers earlier
- Months of reduction in time-to-market
- 80% increased productivity on certain time-consuming tasks
us to learn more about what you may gain from bridging the gap between engineering and operations.