Discover How Groupe Beneteau Leverages PLM to Drive Digital Transformation at LiveWorx 2019

Written by: Katie Scherbel

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With more than 7,400 employees worldwide, Groupe Beneteau specializes in customized sailing yachts, powerboats, and luxury homes. Like many modern manufacturers, it produces a variety of products and numerous variations across its many global production facilities.

To give you a better idea, Groupe Beneteau offers more than 200 models of boats, each one of which comes in several versions with many options for each version. Trying to manufacture with this diversity in mind while continuing to satisfy customer demands is no small feat – especially in an environment burdened with silos and disjointed systems.

To address this challenge, Groupe Beneteau is leveraging PTC’s Windchill® PLM platform to create a digital thread of information across the lifecycle of its products, from design and product development, to manufacturing and out to suppliers and dealerships.

The iconic French boat builder recently rolled out a digital transformation initiative that covers both its industrial processes and the management of its commercial business.

“Our digital thread will be managed by PLM, which creates the backbone necessary to execute an Industry 4.0 strategy. With a complete digital process, we will have the speed and flexibility to deliver our products with more features at a more competitive price,” said Bertrand Dutilleul, Global CIO, Groupe Beneteau in a recent press release.

We are sharing a behind-the-scenes look at this digital transformation at LiveWorx 2019:

Don’t miss all the ways you can experience the Groupe Beneteau story:

  • PLM Spotlight and Panel: Digital Thread and the Evolution of Engineering: Wednesday, June 12th @4:00PM. Speakers include: Jeff Hojlo, Program Director, Product Innovation Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights; Bertrand Dutilleul, Global CIO, Groupe Beneteau; and Johannes Keller, Business Chief Digital Officer; Head of Divisional Logistics, Bosch Rexroth AG
  • A 42-foot boat in Xtropolis and the top attraction in the ‘Office’ zone, which will highlight a video of Groupe Beneteau’s vision and demos featuring capabilities across BOM Management and Configuration, Manufacturing Engineering, Connected Work Instructions, Change Management, Requirements Engineering, AR Design Share and AR for marketing experiences.
Tags: Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Digital Transformation Digital Twin

About the Author

Katie Scherbel

Katie Scherbel is the Director of Product Marketing for PTC’s PLM division. She is a content crafter by trade with over 10 years of experience in the tech industry, specializing in PLM, digital transformation, big data, cloud, storage and converged architectures. Before joining PTC, Katie was the Alliances Marketing Manager at SimpliVity Corporation and worked in partner and solutions marketing at EMC.