3 Pillars for Global Manufacturing Success

In the fast-paced and competitive manufacturing world, industry-leading solutions must be structured, adaptable, and versatile to ensure success.

Drawing on their global experience with nearly 200 customers in over 40 countries, Dassault Systèmes has identified three pillars for achieving global manufacturing excellence:

  1. A global operations platform
  2. A world-class services organization
  3. A global deployment methodology

Exploring the 3 Pillars for Global Manufacturing Success

Pillar 1: A Global Operations Solution

The DELMIA Apriso furnishes a technological framework to help producers construct, simulate, experiment, and roll out standardized business procedures at all locations. The software’s versatility ensures that operations can be conveniently altered, accommodating changing market circumstances, regulatory requirements, or ongoing enhancement campaigns.

The software programs have a range of features for individual plants, which include tasks such as production, quality control, logistics, maintenance, and time and labor management. These tools can be implemented and overseen across various sites, allowing for crucial oversight, regulation, and coordination for efficient worldwide manufacturing operations. Additionally, the compatibility of these systems permits effortless integration with other corporate software, such as Process Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Adaptability and conformity are critical elements in creating a superior manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution. The DELMIA Apriso system endorses diverse manufacturing models, including discrete and batch processing, hybrid approaches, and iterative models that range from make-to-order to engineer-to-order operations. Key capabilities that enable DELMIA Apriso to deliver this diversity of support include:

  • Flexibility to configure processes for different manufacturing models
  • Rich Bill of Materials (BOM) model for multi-level product structure and packaging requirements
  • Substitutions and by-products
  • Divergent and convergent manufacturing
  • Integration of materials with process steps
  • Multi-level unit types (batch, serial, lot, bulk, pallet, container, license plates)

Pillar 2: A World-Class Professional Services Organization

Selecting a company with substantial worldwide expertise is crucial when installing enterprise software solutions. DELMIA Apriso holds the top position in worldwide MOM implementations and serves almost 200 international manufacturing customers from various fields, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, packaging, and consumer goods.

Creating a robust partner network is indispensable to ensure successful global rollouts. DELMIA Apriso has established an unparalleled group of top-notch partners to facilitate its expansion across more than 40 nations. These partners possess significant expertise throughout the IT system domain, offering worldwide coverage and comprehensive implementation proficiency, allowing manufacturers to guide their trajectory by selecting their partners and specifying their responsibilities.

The DELMIA Apriso partner strategy stands out for five important reasons:

  • Success in global enterprise implementations
  • Long history with an existing partner network resulting in an expansion to new regions, industries, and markets
  • Partners with solid competencies across the IT system landscape from Level 1 to Level 4 (ISA-95 model for details)
  • Partner base offering global coverage and broad implementation capabilities with long-term support
  • The ability for manufacturers to control their destiny by picking their partners and the roles they play

Pillar 3: A Global Deployment Methodology

Each worldwide implementation of an enterprise IT system necessitates meticulous preparation and administration to fulfill all objectives. When reaching a group agreement on the final capabilities, problems often emerge, causing delays. Project managers must balance implementing the optimal solution and satisfying stakeholder requirements.

Typical deployment steps include:

  1. Assembling a project team
  2. Developing measurable goals, acceptance criteria, and test scenarios
  3. Gathering requirements and documenting your business processes
  4. Developing a project management plan
  5. Creating a quality assurance and change management process.
  6. Educating your staff on the technology and transferring knowledge to your staff

Moreover, decentralized organizational installations are more intricate due to different processes, business rules, data semantics, authorization hierarchies, and decision centers. This could entail relocating some business units before others, postponing implementation, and necessitating additional modifications for each team, resulting in decreased integration or tailoring the system to meet distinct requirements.

Achieve Global Manufacturing Excellence and start your Digitization Journey today

The three pillars for global manufacturing success – a global operations platform, a world-class services organization, and a global deployment methodology – provide a robust, adaptable, and comprehensive solution for manufacturing companies. By adhering to these pillars, organizations can better navigate the complexities of the global manufacturing landscape, ensuring their long-term success in today’s competitive and ever-changing environment.

Contact the TriMech Enterprise team to learn more.

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