March 22, 2021

Inspiring Manufacturing Transformation in the Digital Era – Part 5/6

This is Part 5 of our 6-part blog series based on the…
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This is Part 5 of our 6-part blog series based on the Frost & Sullivan white paper, “Inspiring Manufacturing Transformation in the Digital Era.”

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Operations Value Network

  • Model Operations: The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables a model-based approach to operations in which a 3D model can represent engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and services. Organizations can create a virtual model to see the art of possible operations and validate plans virtually—value networks, factory layouts, and transportation, process, logistics, and workforce plans. They can also leverage the model to simulate and test strategies for new market expansion or product introduction. By virtually validating plans, companies improve Right First Time, enabling them to promise availability and mitigate risk with higher degrees of certainty. Companies can also use this to differentiate performance scenarios and KPIs, helping them model and simulate with foresight.
  • Performance: Dassault Systèmes digitizes processes across the distributed manufacturing enterprise and global operations, enabling real-time access to actionable intelligence, traceability, and reporting. Dassault Systèmes orchestrates all operational activities of value networks, including manufacturers, logistics service providers, customer support operations, and civil service providers. It provides comprehensive tasking of activities, status, exception handling, actionable intelligence, traceability, and reporting. The business process-driven user experience approach of Dassault Systèmes creates a robust, real-time operational platform for performance that provides feedback to the virtual model of the 3DEXPERIENCE twin. This approach helps address manufacturing challenges using a common platform that can orchestrate all operational activities, control execution, and synchronize global production processes and operations. It is able to deliver full real-time visibility, analysis, and traceability for regulatory requirements, and does so with detailed interlocking traceability for every product and process. It also provides a collaborative platform for global process management, analytics, governance, and Lean initiatives to drive continuous improvement.
  • Optimize operations: Dassault Systèmes’ data-driven approach allows previously siloed manufacturing operations to become digital, connected, and adaptive in a model-based enterprise that provides a common understanding of daily activity and business goals. Through operational and performance data analysis, the Dassault Systèmes approach to performance capitalizes on the single data model and enables manufacturers to solve a wide range of challenges, from strategic to tactical. This wide range of decision support includes sales and operations planning, production scheduling, and logistics and workforce planning, and enables efficient decisionmaking and continuous operational improvement of any activity. Manufacturers can incorporate their KPI-based planning and real-time decision support across operators, suppliers, and service providers to optimally orchestrate their value network.
  • Collaborate for operational improvement: Throughout the solution, all operational processes across the entire enterprise value network are digitalized, giving all stakeholders real-time access. As a result, Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE fosters team empowerment and facilitates collaboration for initiatives that create sustainable and continuous improvement, such as Lean initiatives. For example, the platform digitalizes Lean processes and brings forth a collaborative solution for kaizen events to make, implement, and sustain the team decisions. This collaboration capability empowers workers with better situational awareness, speeds up decision-making, and captures collaborative knowledge that otherwise would be lost.

Unique Market Positioning of Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes’ unique market position is based on its next-generation manufacturing business transformation platform. The platform synchronizes all manufacturing, supply chain planning, and operations with a single operational, model-based platform. The best-in-class solution provider also provides a value network digital twin experience that allows customers to model, monitor, optimize, and simulate multiple scenarios. The unique value is the digital continuity across broad functions and departments, which provides the shortest time gap between the virtual and real environment for fast, sustainable innovation in all areas of manufacturing operations.

Dassault Systèmes provides a unique data and model-centric operations platform that ensures digital continuity from suppliers to end customers. This enables a holistic value network and an opportunity for a self-learning production system from strategic planning to real-time operations at the edge.

Part 1: Executive Summary

Part 2: Critical Manufacturing Issues

Part 3: Where Is the Business Value for Customers?

Part 4: Dassault Systèmes Smart Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future

Part 5: Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Operations Value Network

Part 6: Customer Benefits and Outcomes

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