Reuse, buy or make? Whatever industry you’re in, the risks are always the same. One bad decision, one wrong or unavailable part can lead to costly disruptions and delays. Finding the right solution can be a minefield for designers, engineers and manufacturers – unless they’re all working together on a collaborative platform powered by artificial intelligence. Clients using Sourcing & Standardization Intelligence solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform have improved quality control and efficiency, reduced risks and overall costs, increased supply chain resilience and their enterprise agility, too.
THE POWER OF SIMPLIFICATION FOR OPTIMIZATION
Sourcing & Standardization cuts through the complexity of part diversification and proliferation to help teams make smarter decisions faster and accelerates product design and delivery while keeping costs down: “It levels out the playing field between procurement and suppliers through rapid visibility and comparison of parts hidden anywhere inside the enterprise,” says Laurent Bertaud at Dassault Systèmes. “In aerospace, for example, the intelligence is used to cross-reference existing parts between different programs and production sites to help define contextualized standards, verify their implementation and optimize sourcing on a global scale. The gains realized free up capacity for innovation, which is indispensable for the future of industry.”1
A SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH TO DRIVE COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION
Get equipped with a business discovery app for parts that reveals design, engineering and procurement related information.1 Sourcing & Standardization Intelligence provides a single source of truth for all stakeholders. It helps companies make substantial savings in terms of time and money while supporting collaboration and innovation. As Jean-Pierre Pellé, director of Argon Consulting, a global leader in transformation operations, explains: “Data-driven insights serve as a universal language to connect engineering and business systems at a global level…Procurement becomes a trusted partner for Design and Engineering, helping both benefit from an ecosystem of suppliers to increase innovation, efficiency and speed to market.”2
5 KEYS TO UNLOCK THE PROCESS
The best manufacturers are leveraging five keys to optimize their product design. Take note and start simplifying your sourcing and standardization processes today:
1-Reduce and reuse part duplicates
2-Conform to a wide range of design formats
3-Break down silos to save time and costs
4-Access robust part catalogs
5-Automate part monitoring and control
Find out more about optimized product design here.
Read the full interview with Laurent Bertaud here.
Read the full interview with Jean-Pierre Pellé here.
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