Many manufacturing companies struggle with collaboration between engineering and manufacturing. As a result, there is a communication breakdown and the potential of outdated information across systems. Additionally, when CAD assets are kept in one system and the manufacturing bill of materials in another system, data redundancies occur and could cause mismanagement of product lifecycle management (PLM). So, what’s the solution?
02:38: Jorgen outlines the history of Bluestar PLM which started in 2003 and how they thought their original market was Europe.
05:35: The Bluestar PLM solutions works across production, manufacturing, and engineering which break down the silos between departments.
09:52: Customers truly impacted the features and functionality of Bluestar PLM. Their involvement gets new features across the last 5%-10% of the development cycle.
11:37: The feedback received factored into the questions they asked themselves and how they could improve the solutions.
- What about engineering quality?
- What about process management?
- What about change management?
- What about stock levels?
- What’s going to happen downstream?
14:26: Engineers can see the exploded 3D models of the products at any time. This saves time from jumping between systems. Additionally, Bluestar PLM is investing in IoT which can be seen within the 3D models. This can allow them to see the temperature of a machine, for example.
18:24: Jorgen highlights how they work closely with discrete manufacturing to fine-tune their solution and future development.
PDM technology is an independent global software vendor and a certified Microsoft partner. Our product, Bluestar Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) is a solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 or AX (Dynamics) for the product lifecycle and engineering parts of your company.