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Article 1 of PLM to improve their competitive advantage based sustainability

Watch a group of popular figures: FMC Corporation is a leading chemical product in the world and pharmaceutical companies, its subsidiary energy distribution of the group before the implementation of PLM systems, delivery for 18 to 24 months after the implementation of PLM systems, this figure reduced to 3 to 4 months; Lockheed. Martin in the implementation of the PLM system process efficiency, increased from 30% to 50%; BMW in the implementation of the PLM system, the time of successful product development by 30%.

There are cases, manufacturers Motorola communications equipment to achieve ease of access to the data scale, reduced from 50% to 75% of the time to create and maintain BOM BOM CAD to achieve 100% , reduced by 38% of the variation in engineering, assessment and approval of the average

Car manufacturers Ford Mondeo develop a car, saving $ 200 million in R & D costs, shorten the development cycle for 13 months, 25% efficiency design engineering;
Computers Seagate hard drive manufacturers to reduce the data access time from days to minutes, ECO reduced from one week to one day share data across the world in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including China), service providers and partners;

Aircraft manufacturer Goodrich tires, a business information system to replace more than 40 systems 4200 users process automation product development in a single web interface, real-time access to original system and the new data.


by the practice of these foreign companies, PLM helps companies establish inter-enterprise collaborative design environments, to achieve collaborative product development, improve the rate of design reuse and improving efficiency process design modification, resulting in cost and efficiency have a significant contribution to the company, increase the quality of knowledge management, the implementation of PLM helps companies achieve effective management products knowledge to accumulate the competitiveness of base. Figure 4.1 describe the impact of PLM on the process performance.

Fig 4.1

the benefits of PLM business

University of Texas Rajiv D. Banker, R. Indranil Bardhan, professor of implementing 35 of the PLM / PDM company a year long study shows that PLM investments in these companies bring significant benefits to reduce product time to market, reduce development costs, improve product quality and user satisfaction. Shown in Figure 4.2.

Figure 4.2

, investment and commercial benefits provided by PLM Overview

35 companies listed in Table 4.1.

Table 4.1

implementation of PLM / PDM 36 companies

Spectrian Corp.


Pulse Engineering

Rockwell Collins

Medtronic Physio-Control

ITT (C & K Components Div.)

Honeywell Bendix

Wagon Automotive GmbH



Honeywell International

IGT Corp.

John Deere

Western Star Trucks

Emerson Power Transmission

Bucyrus International


GE Aircraft Engines

Van Dorn Demag Corp.


Ferraz Shawmut

Boeing Corp.

technologies Sierra

MDS Sciex

Autoliv ASP

Pass and Seymour


Cincinnati Machines

GE Nuclear Systems

Johnson Controls


EDAG Engineering & Design AG

GE Corporate Research & Development

GE Industrial Systems

Baldwin Filter


PLM can improve incomes and reduce direct costs. It is essentially the increase incomes and reduce the actual source of direct costs – how effectively a stable and continuing to improve product development and innovation, the first time and the cost of the first places to find products the real causes, as soon as possible how to develop products for the decision to sell the right product at the earliest opportunity to improve their core competitiveness. Each household enterprises and suppliers are all that this conclusion (see Table 4.2).
Table 4.2 various companies to implement the results after the PLM system

According to the analysis

Collaration Vision Consulting report (Figure 4.3), to improve their competitive advantage based persistence comparisons: If the implementation of ERP systems can reduce the indirect costs of 10% 20% to stay ahead of their peers over a year, If you use the SCM system that can reduce time to market by 30%, or about two and a half years to stay ahead of peers time, if successfully implemented PLM system that can target the industry to develop “killer” product category, about five years to maintain leadership colleague time.

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