October - 2013 - issue > Company of the Month

Siemens PLM Software: Turning Complexity into a Competitive Advantage

Sandeep Sen
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Sandeep Sen
Indian manufacturing sector has the highest IT spending followed by automotive, chemicals and consumer products industries. These sectors have high IT budgets owing to their massive production lines and correspondingly, the long life cycles of products require acute streamlining of processes and production methodologies. When Mahindra decided to expand its range of vehicles; it required them to build a new manufacturing facility. The new plant had to function at its optimum level for the automotive maker to cope with the demands. With Siemens PLM’s radical products, Mahindra achieved reduced lead time and the overall duration of a vehicle project decreased capital investment, substantially shortened lead time for concept design of production facilities, reduced bottlenecks in production and maximized production resource utilization. Finding Siemens’ solution highly effective, Mahindra decided to implement the same processes in all of their existing manufacturing plants.

The traditional methods for driving operational excellence in global organizations do not suffice in today’s discerning industrial scenario. The most effective organizations make use of smart networks to reduce costs, improve efficiency and spur innovation. Siemens PLM Software, a provider of 2D and 3D product lifecycle management software, allows organizations to achieve all of these with accelerated product launch, better process streamlining and increased profitable growth. PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) provides a transformational business model that unites global partners, suppliers and customers in a continuous process of innovation. “It’s like a horizontal confluence of electronics, mobility, software and of course mechanical aesthetics,” says Suman Bose, Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software India.

Siemens’ industry automation products are age old and yet they have not gone out of demand. Instead, their level of effectiveness has increased over the years and so has the demand for the products. Their products NX software, a powerful CAD/CAM commercial software suite, is used for some of the powertrain product design and Tecnomatix software, a planning suite for digital manufacturing. The sector in which Siemens PLM operates is paramount for success only through innovation. In large industries where the game is played in numbers, and unhindered communication is required between global teams and the resultant, success or failure of the project could depend on it. The software provider also supplies an integrated set of PLM and collaboration tools under the product name, Teamcenter, to facilitate the planning of various pro¬duction processes.

To neutralize the complexity of business processes and product manufacturing, Siemens PLM Software has introduced HD-PLM – a technology framework designed to unify the PLM experience across all of Siemens PLM’s products. PLM customers can rest easy that Siemens has invested significantly to future proof their products, and will enjoy the benefits of that investment over time as the new technology is released in upgrades of the products they already own. HD-PLM technology allows customers to use complexity as a competitive advantage. Organizations can improve decision-making capacity by intensifying the use of pervasive visual information. By enabling access to product information from multiple visual, structured and unstructured sources and synthesizing it into highly usable visual information to enable manufacturers to achieve a new level of productivity and quality.

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