Product data is the life blood of any manufacturing organization.   This product data has the absolute definition and core competence of the enterprise, including:

  • Requirements
  • Design
  • Engineering Specifications
    • Durability
    • Safety
    • Materials
    • Packaging
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Supplier Information
  • Liability
  • Regulatory
  • Documentation
  • And a great deal more…

You can easily see how many other disciplines within and beyond the walls of the enterprise can leverage this information.  This information can be repurposed for:

  • Reviews
  • Client feedback
  • Analysis
  • Form, Fit, and Function
  • Manufacturing
  • Documentation
  • Labeling
  • Suppliers
  • Legal
  • Service
  • Marketing
  • Prototypes

Again….also much more

Although there are many challenges and obstacles sharing this data across disciplines, organizations, and even industries, it can be accomplished with the correct tools, process, and process definition.

The ability to repurpose this information for the users that collaborate and depend in this information is paramount, and often a huge opportunity in many organizations.  There are considerations, such as:

Disparate systems

Translation

Accuracy

Communication

2D vs 3D

Model based definition

Security and access

Usage and understanding

These obstacles can be minimized and overcome through technology and process change, adding an immense value to the organization, including Time To Market (TTM), Quality, Downstream and Upstream collaboration, Feedback mechanisms, Concurrent Engineering/Manufacturing/Documentation.

Please feel free to reach out to us for further discussion.