PLM for Engineering: Establish a Foundation for the Digital Thread

Enable consistency, collaboration, and alignment across the enterprise by providing a continuous flow of accurate product data

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As an engineering leader, how do you ensure that globally distributed teams and tools are in sync? How do you keep your engineers productive while avoiding non-quality costs?

If you’re like most manufacturers, disjointed product development systems and processes make these challenges a reality. A digital thread, with PLM as the foundation, creates traceability and governance of your product data across the enterprise.

You can ensure the efficiency of your teams with PLM for engineering. Leading boat manufacturer, Groupe Beneteau, did just that. Watch the video to learn how.

Achieve real results in PLM for engineering

By laying a PLM foundation that supports a product-centric backbone for the extended enterprise, you enable 24-7 global product development and a concurrent way of working. Below are some of the results our customers have experienced.

<p>By laying a PLM foundation that supports a product-centric backbone for the extended enterprise, you enable 24-7 global product development and a concurrent way of working. Below are some of the results our customers have experienced.</p>

Implement changes faster

Decrease the time it takes to implement an engineering change by 30% to 70% while establishing governance and traceability.

Speed up new product introduction (NPI)

Reduce time-to-market for NPIs by 55% with concurrent engineering.

Create design variants faster

Reduce the time it takes to create new design variants and configurations by more than 50%

Capabilities for success in PLM for engineering

For manufacturers embarking on digital transformation, PLM provides a solid foundation for the smart, connected enterprise by enabling a digital thread of information.

Product data management

Manage multi-CAD data in a single system using tight integration with Creo, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and other CAD tools. Explore Now

Product variability management

Master the scale and complexity of your product variants to ensure your customers get the products they need and want. Explore Now

Change and configuration management

Make dynamic, fast-paced, coordinated changes throughout the product lifecycle to ensure all stakeholders are accessing the most up-to-date product information. Explore Now

Quality management

Continually improve the quality of the product and reduce service instances to improve customer satisfaction. Explore Now

PLM for engineering case studies

PTC customers are building a PLM foundation to unify engineering tools, processes, and teams. Explore the benefits they’re achieving as a result.

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Schaeffler

Hear from Schaeffler about how they use the digital thread for agile development, generative design, and improved traceability.

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Lufthansa Technik

Learn from Lufthansa Technik about how they implemented a digital thread; from initial requirements management, through design and engineering, to production and beyond.

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NASA

Learn about NASA's journey towards digital engineering transformation and their strategy for realizing all of the potential benefits.

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Volvo CE

Volvo CE implemented a unified PLM system to provide a product-centric information backbone for the extended enterprise.

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Seagate

PLM has become the backbone for an enterprise-wide digital thread—spanning geographies, lines of business, engineering disciplines, and functions.

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