Robust management of product data was once an area of concern only for designers and engineers but now brings insight and benefits across the business, often extending into supply chain collaboration.
This wider applicability of the PDM discipline is an essential approach in a digital world; where access to timely information is expected to flow easily between parties who can contribute to project progress, and stakeholders whose role it is to monitor and manage it.
Easier information flow between manufacturing, project managers and sales and marketing, further improves speed to market and increases return on investment. Organisations are also integrating their customers through web interfaces delivering product information in a controlled and auditable manner; supporting closer business relationships and consolidating the competitive advantage.
D2M3’s PDM software solutions increase efficiencies in existing product development processes by improving the management of all product design data.
Standardised | Automated | Coordinated
Serving as the information backbone of a project, Product Data Management solutions incorporate data vaults and document management for storage and easy retrieval of product information. All users adopt a standard approach; through workflow and process management control procedures for handling product data.
Bills of material, product configurations, and associated versions and design variations are handled by product structure management, while parts management provides information on standard components and facilitates reuse of designs.
Programme management provides work break-down structures and allows coordination between product-related processes, resource scheduling, and project tracking