Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
PLANO, Texas, June 24, 2009 – 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 that General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a leading provider of land and amphibious combat systems, selected Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its single product data management (PDM) platform to enhance efficiency in product development, engineering processes and data management.
GDLS will use Teamcenter to replace and consolidate several existing systems including Windchill®, Pro/INTRALINK® and CMstat®. GDLS will use Teamcenter to manage multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems including NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive digital product development solution, and Pro/E® software.
Teamcenter will provide GDLS with a single source of product knowledge across the subsidiary enabling seamless downstream use of CAD data for manufacturing processes both internally and with partners and suppliers. In addition, GDLS plans to use Teamcenter for visualization and to directly link engineering with manufacturing and support departments. Teamcenter will also allow GDLS to standardize its change management process to eliminate dual data entry, reducing both cost and product development time.
“General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to using the most advanced technology such as Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter to deliver best-in-class products to our customers,” said Mike Bolon, senior vice president of enterprise strategy and technology, General Dynamic Land Systems. “The multi-CAD management capability of Teamcenter combined with its ability to provide a single source of product data for internal and external use will give GDLS a competitive advantage.”
“General Dynamics Land Systems’ decision to use Teamcenter as its single PDM platform to replace and consolidate existing systems is a testament to our commitment to provide a robust, open PLM platform,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, senior vice president, Industry Verticals, North America, Siemens PLM Software. “Teamcenter will provide General Dynamics a solution that enhances collaboration and innovation while delivering design anywhere, build anywhere capabilities that are required for today’s market.”
Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with product knowledge. Teamcenter provides a comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions built on an open PLM foundation with the ability to manage multi-cad environments with ease and efficiency.
General Dynamics Land Systems, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., is a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD.) The company designs, builds and supports a full spectrum of land and amphibious combat and tactical systems, subsystems and components for U.S. and international customers. The business employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide and is the defense industry's largest supplier of armored military vehicles. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
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 nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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