Staying up-to-date with ever-changing regulations and costs throughout product development, while certifying targets are met so as not to miss critical deadlines, is vital to delivering compliant products on-time and on-budget. PTC Windchill Product Analytics delivers a wide range of capabilities to support today’s leading companies in these crucial initiatives.
REACH, RoHS, ELV, CPSIA, WEEE, Battery and Packaging Directives, conflict minerals, trade compliance — the number of government regulations, customer requirements and supply chain concerns necessitating due diligence and reporting keeps growing. PTC Windchill Compliance reduces companies’ risks of noncompliance through early visibility into these critical dimensions of product development.
The United States Dodd Frank Act, Section 1502, requires manufacturing companies to identify and disclose to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) any sources of 3TG (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) used in their products when those minerals originate in or around the war-torn region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). PTC provides the technology solutions and best practices expertise to address five critical requirements of the conflict minerals reporting process.
Managing data regarding the materials and substances used throughout parts and products enables manufacturers to effectively manage critical dimensions of product compliance, including substances of concern, countries of origin, material tonnage, recyclability and reuse, weight, product cost and environmental impact Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reports. Gathering and managing this comprehensive product materials data can help companies prevent blocked shipments, eliminate fines from product noncompliance, and avoid costly redesigns and supply chain disruptions.
While product cost is a major concern for manufacturers, the majority of companies struggle to accurately track and measure costs early enough in the product development process due to the complexity associated with frequent changes to the BoM, part design, and suppliers. PTC Windchill Cost automatically incorporates product changes into cost analytics, empowering users to make smarter decisions to ensure that products meet all cost targets.