Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
PLANO, Texas, and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the addition of an integrated logistics records management capability for its comprehensive Teamcenter® for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) suite of software. By integrating logistics planning with the same single source of product and process knowledge shared by engineering, manufacturing and service, Teamcenter delivers full PLM – from requirements to retirement – for aerospace and defense manufacturers, system integrators and any industry that is applying formal logistics planning for product support.
Siemens PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its participation at Aviation Week’s MRO 2008 Conference & Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“We’ve been working with Siemens PLM Software since 2006 when we selected Teamcenter as the foundation for our corporate-wide PLM initiative known as Through Life PLM,” said Graham Malley, PLM Programme Manager at BAE Systems Military Air Solutions. “With its in-service support definition capability, Teamcenter is the only system we’ve seen to integrate engineering, logistics and sustainment into a single product knowledge backbone under configuration control. As a result, we will be able to retire a number of our current logistics applications and consolidate on a single software environment. This will greatly facilitate working as an integrated product team while supporting the closed loop processes associated with contractor logistics support (CLS) contracts such as the one linked to the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.”
Historically, logistics data has been created and managed in a range of specialized niche solutions. Interaction between these solutions is typically done manually by highly trained logistics personnel. The resulting process is cumbersome and not well suited to managing change.
Teamcenter’s logistics records management solution integrates this functionality and the associated logistics data and processes into the overall PLM continuum. Using structures compliant with previous, existing and evolving standards such as MilStd 1388, Def Std 00-60 and GEIA-STD-0007, Teamcenter enhances data integrity and processes with integrated change and configuration management, providing rapid and accurate collaboration across all disciplines in the product lifecycle within a single source of knowledge.
Teamcenter’s unique integration of engineering, logistics and sustainment ensures design for supportability is addressed as an iterative process between engineering and logistics during the design of the main equipment; and that asset maintenance and routine servicing tasks can be performed easily with existing tools and techniques. In addition, design of the support solution itself – including support and test equipment, facilities, storage and transportation – is addressed as part of the product design phase. Finally, Teamcenter ensures proper determination of provisioning and the initial support package. This includes enabling the requirement for spares, special tools and documentation to be defined, together with the quantities required to be procured and delivered to support the operation of the main equipment.
“Teamcenter has been established as the world’s most widely used PLM platform due in large part to its unique ability to manage all phases of a product’s lifecycle from concept to retirement,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, Siemens PLM Software. “By providing our customers with an integrated logistics records management solution, we are continuing this strategy and further enhancing our support for aerospace and defense as well as all our customers involved in logistics planning.”
BAE Systems is the premier global defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US$ $31.4 billion) in 2007.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.