Reducing time for the industrial ramp-up and eliminating mistakes (scrap, rework, quality problems) requires very close collaboration between Engineering and the Factory. It is highly important to align data around the Bill of Materials (BOM) to make sure multiple departments from Engineering to Manufacturing have the right product data.
With numerous configurable products and multiple global production plants and a diversified supply chain, BMW is embarking on its digital transformation journey through its iPDM (Integrated product Data Management) program to achieve collaboration.
Windchill and ThingWorx is used as BMW’s open and flexible new Bill of Materials (BOM) backbone for deriving and optimizing plant-specific manufacturing BOM for global production facilities and distributed supply chain including region-specific build vs. buy decisions.
IT Senior Program Manager of iPDM, BMW
Strategic Success Manager, PTC