PLM is Setting New Interoperability and Development Standards across the Enterprise: A Report

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ: The recently held Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) 2015 uniquely focused on the diverging streams of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): engineering, manufacturing, design, product delivery/test and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)/Cloud. Randy Frank reports for DE Virtual Desktop how a host of industries ranging from automotive to aerospace acknowledged the summit with their own presentations and ideas on this industry trend.

Ahsan Qamar, Vehicle Controls & System Engineering in Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford shares his views on the need of Tool Interoperability Solutions. Ford was facing challenges related to sparsely connected vehicle controls, software engineering, system engineering, project management, CAD/CAE and production. In an effort to solve this issue, Ford came up with Vehicle Software & Electrical Management (VSEM) system that first defines the features necessary, implements them on logical physical architecture and ends by gathering them from electrical and electronics perspective.

Quoting another instance--PLM advocacy committee- The Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group, established in the year 2014- updates its progress showcasing their plans for 2016 such as publicizing their first direction statement in the next few months. Within a year, the company plans to disclose the intention, direction, requirements and procurement policy items.

Also at the event, Brian Christensen, A&D Solution Experience Director Winning Program, Dassault Systèmes stressed on the importance of sticking on Model based approach. The 3D model which Christensen talks about is currently reported to simplify the manufacturing process.

Manufacturing and implementation technology of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) under Industry 4.0 technology, Program Performance Goals’ were among the other topics which were discussed at the event.

Other companies who took part in the summit manifesting their ideas and breakthroughs includes companies like HP and Microsoft. It spotted technologies to remotely perform analysis and visualize results; and captured some interesting facts regarding digital context aware solutions on wearable devices.