Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): 3 Benefits of PTC’s Windchill

The video succinctly identified the key benefits of using a PLM solution, specifically how Product Lifecycle Management and the latest updates to PTC’s Windchill can cut product development times and make the organisation leaner. The presentation has been made by Pete Edwards, PLM Solutions Architect at Root Solutions Limited, who wanted to bring attention to […]

The video succinctly identified the key benefits of using a PLM solution, specifically
how Product Lifecycle Management and the latest updates to PTC’s Windchill can cut product
development times and make the organisation leaner.

The presentation has been made by Pete Edwards, PLM Solutions Architect at Root Solutions
Limited, who wanted to bring attention to the main developments in PLM following the White
Paper released by PTC entitled “Realising A Digital Product Definition For The Enterprise”.
This introductory video and supporting information focuses on three specific areas in which
Windchill can transform Bill of Materials (BOM) Management: parallel product development,
configuration management and supplier part management. Root Solutions Limited now
welcomes comments and questions from readers.

On Parallel Product Development, Pete Edwards, covers PTC Windchill which allows Bills of
Materials to be managed through a controlled release. Pete explains that “this state allows
downstream functions to access the data this enables functions such as supply chain
management and manufacturing to start planning for and designing their manufacturing
processes”.

Root Solutions’ PLM Solutions Architect moves on to talk about Configuration Management
and the Windchill PartsLink module which allows teams to much more easily avoiding
duplicating the same design or sourcing the same part from multiple suppliers. Supplier Parts
Management (SUMA) then comes into play to help your organisation to control where parts are
sourced from through standardized workflows and also helps to give engineering teams
visibility of long lead time items during the design process.

Once again, the complete video and further information is accessible at https://www.root-solutions.co.uk/product/ptc-windchill.