Integrate product development and work planning

The manufacturing industry today has to meet its customers' expectations more and more quickly despite the increasing complexity of products. Now more than ever, suppliers need to respond to new requirements immediately – which means fast and frequent changes to work planning (synonymous: production planning). At operational level, for example, last-minute changes made to engineering BOMs have to be mapped to manufacturing BOMs, and the requisite machine tools and equipment have to be adapted or purchased. Globally distributed production facilities, with their respective MES and ERP landscapes, add to the complexity. The solution is integrated product development and work planning – the starting point for which, logically enough, has to be in the PLM system.

Benefits

  • Seamless transition between development and manufacturing thanks to work planning in the PLM system
  • Reliable transfer of the changes made to engineering BOMs to production
  • Direct transfer of work plans for processing production orders 

Seamless transition between development and manufacturing thanks to work planning in the PLM system

One basic idea behind intelligent product lifecycle management is ensuring seamless transition between development and manufacturing by enriching product data with information from downstream departments. CONTACT Elements Work Plan allows you to carry out order-independent aspects of work planning in the PLM system. This provides the basis for integrated product and production planning.    

One basic idea behind intelligent product lifecycle management is ensuring seamless transition between development and manufacturing by enriching product data with information from downstream departments. CONTACT Elements Work Plan allows you to carry out order-independent aspects of work planning in the PLM system. This provides the basis for integrated product and production planning.    

Reliable transfer of the changes made to engineering BOMs to production

The central work preparation department supplies the globally distributed production facilities with plant-specific manufacturing BOMs. Mapping design changes to manufacturing BOMs plays a key role in the context of collaboration between product development and work preparation. Work Plan supports this interaction in conjunction with xBOM Manger during the transition between development and production planning by ensuring the reliable transfer of any changes made to the BOMs and synchronizing coordinated work plans with other systems such as ERP and MES.

The central work preparation department supplies the globally distributed production facilities with plant-specific manufacturing BOMs. Mapping design changes to manufacturing BOMs plays a key role in the context of collaboration between product development and work preparation. Work Plan supports this interaction in conjunction with xBOM Manger during the transition between development and production planning by ensuring the reliable transfer of any changes made to the BOMs and synchronizing coordinated work plans with other systems such as ERP and MES.

Direct transfer of work plans for processing production orders

In the PLM system, both prequalified, order-neutral as well as completed order- and plant-specific work plans can be transferred directly to manufacturing with CONTACT Elements. The work plans are synchronized with ERP systems like SAP using standard interfaces or transferred to MES systems and enriched there to ensure that the production order can be supplied with additional information and processed.

In the PLM system, both prequalified, order-neutral as well as completed order- and plant-specific work plans can be transferred directly to manufacturing with CONTACT Elements. The work plans are synchronized with ERP systems like SAP using standard interfaces or transferred to MES systems and enriched there to ensure that the production order can be supplied with additional information and processed.

Related Elements

Ideal coordination between tool design and product development

Make relationships between products and tools transparent

Shorten time to market by parallelizing design and work preparation

Avoid delays to the start of production and additional costs with integrated project management

Seamless integration of suppliers

Fast and reliable synchronization of engineering and manufacturing BOMs

Efficient interaction between development and production planning

Fast and safe elimination of quantity differences

Synchronization with other BOMs for service, spare parts and maintenance

Reliably evaluate deviations directly in the 3D model 

From virtual product to smooth start of production

Transparency in the pre-production process thanks to matchless support

Map series startup process robustly and control it cost-effectively

Use prototype BOM to plan materials requirements precisely and to schedule

Record activities when constructing samples and performing trials and synchronize tools with production

 

 

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