Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting the

Needs of Collaboration

Steve Wobschall – Director, Product Management, QAD

Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Safe Harbor Statement

The following is intended to outline QAD’s general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, functional capabilities, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functional capabilities described for QAD’s products remains at the sole discretion of QAD.

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Agenda

What is PLM

PLM challenges

Who needs PLM solutions

Aligning PLM with ERP

Our partner, PTC

PTC’s Windchill

QAD integration

Q&A

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

What is PLM

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

CIMdata defines PLM as:

A strategic business approach

Supporting the extended enterprise

Spanning from concept to end of life of a product or plant

Integrating people, processes, business systems, and information

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PLM: The Source of Truth

CRM

Product

Development

PLM

ERP

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Fundamental Concepts of PLM

Universal product definition information

Integrity throughout the life of the product

Business processes to manage the information

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Key Components of PLM

Document

Mgmt

Workflow

Distributed

Collaboration

Embedded

Visualization

Heterogeneous

CAD Data Mgmt

Complete BOM

Management

Change &

Config. Mgmt

Communities of Practice

Program Portfolio

Management

Requirements

Management

Supplier &

Component Mgmt

Manufacturing

Process Mgmt

One architecture

High performance

Secure & open

Service

Information

Quality

Management

Interoperable

Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

PLM Challenges

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Challenges

Increasing pressure from global competitors

IT environments are fragmented

Constant need to save money

Changing workforce demographics

More regulatory requirements

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Product Development Challenges

Global competition

IT fragmentation

CHALLENGES

Economic factors

Workforce demographics

Regulatory pressures

Global product development

IT consolidation

Lean product development

INITIATIVES

Web 2.0 technology

Compliance management

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Medical Devices

Demand for innovation

Strict environmental/regulatory requirements

Shrinking price premiums

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Industrial Equipment

Diverse customer requirements

Extremely cost competitive

Geographically dispersed customers and facilities

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

High Tech & Electronics

Quick time-to-market

Falling prices

Environmental regulations

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Aligning PLM and ERP

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

PLM and ERP are Complementary

Product

Planning

Product

Definition

PLM

Requirements

Management

Sourcing

Manufacturing

Execution

Mfg

Planning

ERP

Financial

Maintenance

& Repair

Logistics

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

PTC & QAD: A Natural Fit

Time to

Market

Time to

Customer

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Our Partner, PTC

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

A Global Leader

4,725 employees in >30 countries

57,000+ customers/850,000+ users

World Class PLM

World Class

Revenue $1010M (FY10)

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Benefits of the Partnership

Industry leading products

Reliable implementations

Integrated PLM & ERP

Scalable solutions

IT consolidation

Globalization capabilities

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Integration Without Compromise

Best-of-breed desktop Product families

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Mathcad

Pro/ENGINEER

Arbortext

ProductView

Integral architecture

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Windchill

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

PTC’s Windchill

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

What is Windchill?

Manages all forms of product data

Secure data vaulting/sharing

Easy to use features

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Open & Interoperable

Web-based, secure access from anywhere

Integrations with all major CAD systems

Microsoft Office Integration

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

QAD Integration

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Windchill/QAD Integration Benefits

Process benefits

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Eliminates manual data transfer

Synchronizes BOMs

Changes communicated automatically

Architecture benefits

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Closed-loop transaction management

Leverages web services architecture

Workflow based

Advanced administrative tools

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Potential Touch Points

Items

BOMs (by site)

Routings

Item templates

Configurator rules

Co/By products

Supplier/item

BOMs (by domain)

Routings

ECOs (PCC)

Alternate

BOMs/Routings

Service

BOMs/Routings

Compliance attributes

Document attachments

Quality specifications

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Metrics Affected

Process

Product Development

Process

Product Maintenance

Document

Management

Benefit

Time To market

Product cost

Engineering cost

Value

+10 to 20%

-20 to 50%

+10 to 20%

+10 to 25%

Engineering change

Parts re-use

Inventory reduction

Document retrieval time

Document distribution time

Re-use and duplication avoidance

-20 to 50%

+10 to 20%

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Product Lifecycle Management: Meeting Needs of Collaboration

Next Steps

Ask your account manager for information about the PTC/QAD partnership

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Questions & Answers

Steve Wobschall: swo@qad.com

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© QAD Inc

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