Innovator Spotlight: Volvo Construction Equipment
On a mission to build a better tomorrow, Volvo CE prioritized collaborative ways of working through a PLM-enabled digital thread, positively impacting both upstream and downstream stakeholders.
Optimization across product lines with a model-based approach
Volvo CE transitioned to a model-based way of working—streamlining their design processes and shifting the focus to whole product optimization through component reuse. This helped system engineers break down silos and transform R&D into a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team.
Better cross-functional communication and collaboration
Rather than working in siloed systems and manually handing over product data, Volvo CE saw an opportunity for all teams to collaboratively manage product hardware and software complexity in one place—one common set of product data to design and manufacture anywhere.
Breaking down silos between R&D and the aftermarket
Manual and paper-based processes slowed down the change notice (CN) workflow, affecting the whole change management process. Volvo CE employed PLM to drive efficiency and enable closed-loop product lifecycle management upstream and downstream.