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The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for OEM/Supplier Collaboration

As the automotive industry pivots from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, it is also at a turning point in its level of collaboration between OEMs and suppliers. Communication and collaboration have increased significantly over the years and OEMs and suppliers are implementing tools to foster better collaboration, including communication portals, data exchange options and more.

Dassault Systèmes identifies four areas of strategic capability where suppliers should focus to meet OEM requirements:

  • PLM collaborative data management
  • Generative design engineering
  • Virtual simulation and analysis
  • Leaner, quality-driven manufacturing

Vias3D has extensive experience in the transportation and mobility industry with its competitive cost pressures and ever shortening development cycles. Managing the supply chain and increasing collaboration are especially pressing challenges. Vias3D guides suppliers looking for ways to automate their design processes, capture best practices and make more productive use of limited engineering resources. We find that the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform promotes collaboration in the transportation, automotive and mobility industry.

Further, Vias3D has simulation and software solutions and design capabilities to respond to the critical challenges in this industry, including design methodologies, software and applications.

A Collaborative Platform

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages real-time data and a complete view of the business ecosystem, connecting engineers, designers, and managers with the manufacturing environment. Because it is a cloud platform, it provides the tools and solutions to increase collaboration, improve execution and accelerate innovation while delivering data security. It ensures secure, seamless collaboration.

As the pandemic has uncovered and exacerbated, suppliers and OEMs are desperate for flexible platforms that facilitate virtual work experiences and meetings, with staff members working from home or at customer sites.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is what suppliers and OEMs need to maintain an efficient and connected supply chain. Using it, suppliers accelerate deliveries and optimize quality, leading to improved ROI and standing with OEMs.

The suite of tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform transforms product development, design, engineering, manufacture, simulation, governance, and most especially collaboration. It allows for a centralized ecosystem for data and communication, workflow management and product development for suppliers and OEMs.

Overcoming Collaboration Challenges

When OEMs and suppliers use different development tools, they often run into challenges that have a bottom-line effect, from incompatible or lost files, obsolete versions and poor version control to unsecured data and incomplete issue management.

By collaborating on a single digital platform that leverages collaboration throughout the product development lifecycle, suppliers and OEMs avoid these pitfalls as they share data and milestones throughout the design and engineering process. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides cross-team collaboration so, for example, suppliers can create virtual prototypes instead of physical mock-ups. At the same time, collaborators maintain data security and control access to safeguard their projects. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers end-to-end encryption, 24-hour monitoring, and management/maintenance of granular file permissions to protect intellectual property.

Read more about how engineers and designers innovate better using the 3DEXPERIENCE capabilities.

Further elements of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform that promote collaboration:

  • A full suite of design and evaluation tools to facilitate the design review process
  • A robust project management platform that delivers task assignments, milestone tracking, content sharing, workflow and change management, and review/approval management
  • Visual communication tools to optimize the design process
  • Centralized files, documents, and designs with changes tracked
  • Appropriate notification management
  • Centralized processes, communication channels and protocols for change actions
  • Visibility for OEMs and suppliers to establish context, document all actions, and maintain traceability throughout the product development process
  • Centralized approval process with change request management, identified approval chains and complete version management

Read more about how 3DEXPERIENCE promotes collaboration and guides suppliers to meet OEM demands while improving product development and quality.

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