Siemens PLM announced that Cobra Automotive Technologies has selected Teamcenter, to “enhance product development and engineering processes.” Based in Varese and with operations around the world, Cobra will “implement more than 100 seats of Teamcenter to improve the company’s product and process data management structure and help reduce time-to-market, development costs and total cost of ownership.” What I found most interesting about this is how Graziano Mangiarotti, director, Technical Operation Director from Cobra described the decision.
“PLM is more than a tool, it is a powerful technology that impacts the entire organization and we expect it to help Cobra strengthen our standardization initiatives which will allow us to accelerate our development activities, implement a continuous improvement process and significantly reduce non-compliances,” said at Cobra Automotive Technologies S.p.A.
According to the press release, Cobra needed to introduce an “information system to support product development and engineering processes, provide immediate and secure access to product information, align product release processes for data and related multi-format documentation, and consolidate archives and applications targeted at increasing management flexibility.”
“With Teamcenter as our single, user-friendly PLM interface, we will be able to access all product data and stay up-to-date throughout the development process. We will also have an effective classification template for managing product libraries, and satisfy future requirements thanks to the flexibility of Teamcenter,” Mangiarotti concluded.
His flagging of classification is also interesting, because if an organization has a a large scale inventory or library of digital parts, then the use of classification (which is complex to begin with but quickly eases post implementation), is a fantastic start.