Organise product data

Use consistent product data

The continuous optimisation of processes and the intensification of customer loyalty in Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Production, and Service requires manufacturing companies to fully and consistently map product data to processes - for example to enable automated, cross-departmental change management.

Structured product data

If your product data is accessible across systems and departments, information for all business processes for Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Production, and Service becomes immediately available. Your processes are simultaneously sped up and made clearer. This effective and efficient way of designing a process becomes more and more important - for example in Marketing, in the sales process for new product developments, for customer-specific adjustments or in change management. Here are three typical challenges manufacturing companies are facing:

Different views of the product structure

Consistency within the product structure

Product structure as a basis for information linking

Knowing what is important

Intelliact is knowledgeable in mechanical and plant engineering and knows the requirements and processes along the entire product lifecycle - from the initial idea all the way to the disposal of the product. We have in-depth expertise in information technology to map product data across systems, departments and company boundaries. We show you how to use your product data in a consistent way in Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Production, and Service to gain a competitive advantage. As important foundation for our consulting services, we have a far-reaching understanding of all the commonly used 3D CAD tools, PDM and ERP systems, along with their possible and suitable applications and concepts for integration.

Intelliact is knowledgeable in terms of requirements and product structure best practice in mechanics, electronics and mechatronics: we provide proven expertise in harmonising and orchestrating product structures and their information, as well as transferring them into other views with the purpose of optimum use of the data.

Based on our value propositions mentioned above, we gladly assist you in the following challenges:

  • Solve your product structure issues to make consistent use of product data.
  • Maintain transparent product structures & processes throughout the life cycle.
  • Enable the exchange of product data between systems and users across the complete process.
  • Orchestrate the flow of information between, for instance, customers, sales and engineering.
  • Centrally and automatically control your entire processes with an optimised flow of information.
  • Perform, bundle, and complete processes in the shortest possible time.

Our services

Requirements management

During the development phase of the product, we support you to systematically capture and manage product requirements, as well as to map them to the function structure of the product. We consistently align the dependency between function structure and requirements. Hence, it is clear which requirements are affected in case of a change.

Compliance and regulations

We have a broad understanding of the most significant compliance/regulation requirements and support you in mapping these to the product data. New and additional regulations confront companies with ever-increasing challenges. These changes typically apply to Substance Compliance, Export Control, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Approval Office/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others.

Structuring product data

We support you in the definition and implementation of integrated product structures, taking into account master and transaction data. Together with your specialists, we define the required views of the product structure and determine how these views can be integrated with one another (for example, function structure, development structure, production structure, service structure). Ultimately, a continuous flow of information should be achieved. In this way, you will gain transparency in your product data and to the interfaces to the most important applications such as CAD, PDM, ERP, and others.

Mechatronic product structures

We assist you in describing the various requirements in terms of mechanics, electrics/electronics and software on the basis of a function structure, including mapping into product structure views. We are well experienced with the typical requirements of mechanical and plant engineering. Hence, we gladly provide you support in mapping product structures as a prerequisite for enabling and optimising collaboration across domains.

Consistent structures across all processes and tools

We provide you support in linking your product data and using it consistently - throughout the entire life cycle and along with the entire value chain/network. Accordingly, we ensure ideally defined product structures, taking into account various product types (MTS-ATO-MTO-ETO) and their distinct characteristics with regards to consistency and, for example, easy configuration of products.

Implicit data become explicitly usable (Model Based Engineering): we create transparency of product data and interfaces between the most important applications such as CAD, PDM, ERP and others.

Change management

Given consistent product structures, we provide you a workflow-controlled functionality to link tasks to the product to be changed. Thereby, the effects of a change can be easily recognised. This allows you to efficiently plan the change process and to keep track of it until all milestones have been completed, across all departments. Experience gained shows that throughput times can be significantly reduced by means of such a solution.

For example: Case Study of the Kistler Group. Find out how the global market leader in dynamic measuring technology can now automate its change processes - from an amendment to implementation across all affected departments of the organisation.

Enable globally distributed product development and manufacturing

We support you in organising data, procedures, and processes in such a way that local adjustments to globally defined products can be made consistently and efficiently. This allows you to use global resources in product development and manufacturing to your advantage - always taking into consideration local requirements for materials, standard parts, machinery, and manufacturing processes.

We help you to simplify your daily tasks by working with you to better organize and structure your product data.

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