Siemens introduced new software to help small to mid-size manufacturers collect, manage, dimensionally analyze and report on production quality results. Based on the Dimensional Planning and Validation (DPV) enterprise solution from its product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit, DPV Lite helps improve quality and reduce costs for small to medium size businesses (SMB) by providing rapid access to design and manufacturing information that directly influences quality targets. DPV and DPV Lite are part of Siemens’ Tecnomatix® portfolio, the most widely used software in the digital manufacturing market segment.
“With the release of Tecnomatix DPV, Siemens established a connection and interface between product design, process design and shop floor production systems,” said Dick Slansky, senior analyst, PLM research director, ARC Advisory Group. “This enabled discrete industry verticals to benefit directly through enhanced product quality, reliability and production process improvement. DPV Lite brings the same benefits to small to medium size manufacturers in an easy to install and maintain industrial solution for dimensional quality data capture, management and analysis.”
In today’s global markets, manufacturers are under constant pressure to enhance quality and reduce costs while continuing to manage the growing complexity of products. The ability to consistently deliver on quality targets and rapidly respond when issues occur is just as important to the SMB as it is to the large, multi-national manufacturer. DPV Lite closes the loop between design and production, giving manufacturers the ability to directly connect and integrate quality knowledge into the company’s mainstream product design and manufacturing processes.
DPV Lite enables decision makers to understand the quality measurement information associated with the design and manufacturing operations and quickly helps determine root cause. This mitigates the impact to operational productivity and warranty costs and reduces the cost of quality by reducing scrap, re-work and production losses. DPV Lite also helps provide higher initial quality by enabling manufacturers to quickly and efficiently identify quality issues so they can make smarter decisions that result in better products.
“In an effort to stay competitive and meet customer demands, manufacturers continually work to reduce cost and improve quality. For example large automotive OEMs have to improve product quality by three to four percent annually, just to remain competitive,” said Al Hufstetler, vice president, Product Management, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “This cannot happen unless the entire supplier community is aligned with their quality improvement process. DPV Lite enables small to mid-size suppliers to confirm that both their in-process and end-of-line quality are meeting the strict requirements of their OEM partners.”
DPV Lite is available immediately. For more details, please see http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/tecnomatix/quality_mgmt/dim_plan_val/index.shtml
For further information on PLM software, please see www.siemens.com/plm.
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