If your product data is accessible across systems and departments, information is immediately available to all employees, and 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 for new product developments, for customer-specific adjustments or in change management. Here are three typical challenges of manufacturing companies:
Product structures form the basis for the best possible representation of a product and its life cycle. Employees in product development, however, often need a different view of the product structure than, for example, employees in production or the service department. Particularly in the area of IoT, the mastering of the service structure (as-maintained) as well as cross-domain collaboration is becoming increasingly important in the development and production of mechatronic products.
Efficient and effective development and change processes today require the seamless flow of information. Equally important is the "consistency of the product data" - from customers to sales to development to production... right up to servicing the customer. This consistency also increases transparency for all employees involved in the process. Ultimately, it contributes significantly to products being of a higher standard.
Often different software solutions are used in different departments, which are indispensable for the processes. While sometimes these are isolated solutions, such as certain information must be maintained several times and is sometimes not easily accessible, today's IT technologies make it possible to 'link' many of these software systems with the product structure to be able to present the essential information in a user-friendly and mobile-friendly way.
Intelliact is knowlegeable in mechanical and industrial engineering, and knows the requirements and processes of an entire product lifecycle - from the initial idea to the dissemination of the product. We have in-depth knowledge and experience in information technology to map product data across systems, departments and company boundaries. For example, we understand all the most commonly used 3D CAD tools, PDM and ERP systems and their possible applications.
Intelliact in strong in mechanics, electriconics and mechatronics: we know how to harmonize product structures and their information, how to orchestrate this, and how to translate it into other views. We can help to:
During the development phase of the product, we support you in systematically recording product requirements, managing them and mapping them to the functional structure of the product. We consistently map the dependency between function structure and requirement. Then, if changes are required, it is clear which requirements or functions are affected.
We know all current compliance requirements and support you in mapping the respective requirements to the product data. New and additional regulations present companies with ever-increasing challenges. These changes typically apply to Export Control, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Approval Office/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others.
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'll gain transparency in your product data and to the interfaces to the most important applications such as CAD, PDM, ERP and others.
We'll help in describing the various requirements in terms of mechanics, electrics/electronics and software on the basis of a functional structure and mapping them into product structure views. We know the typical requirements of mechanical and industrial engineering and can help you map product structures to enable and optimize collaboration across domains.
We can help you to link your product data and use it consistently - throughout the entire life cycle and along the entire value chain. Accordingly, we ensure ideally constructed product structures, taking into account various product types MTS-ATO-MTO-ETO, which enable consistency and thus, for example, easy configuration of products.
Implicit information becomes explicitly usable (Model Based Engineering): we create transparency of product data and for interfaces between the most important applications such as CAD, PDM, ERP and others.
To enable manufacturing of consistent product structures, we make it possible to link tasks to the product to be changed in a workflow-controlled way. The effects of a change canthus be easily recognized. This allows you to plan the change process efficiently and to keep track of it until all milestones have been completed, across all departments. Throughput times can be significantly reduced in this way.
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 amendment to implementation across all affected departments of the organization.
We support you in organizing 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 account 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.