Developing a PLM Framework for accelerating product development.

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Overview

Duration

3 Years 11 Months

Services

  • Enterprise Engineering

Tech used

  • Windchill
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • AutoCAD
  • Unigraphics NX
Challenges

What we anticipated along the journey

Buhler, a leading global food processing machinery manufacturer required 24x7 application development, maintenance and support services for its Windchill from 10.2 PLM global operations from an offshore Location in India. This was not only a costly estimate of time and resources but also served as a catalyst for increased human error. 

The client was looking for a strategic consultant who can support mainly on the areas of Windchill Configuration, System Administration, Integration and Customization. 

Research

Finding solutions with the future in mind

  • Windchill Installation, Configuration, Integration & Customization

  • Setting up of Monolithic, Cluster and Cloud infrastructure.

  • Windchill Rollouts and Upgrades to all of their office presence across the world (Switzerland, Multiple places in Germany, UK, China, USA & India)

  • Server Rehosting, Vaulting and Replication.

  • Windchill System Administration (Monitoring & Reporting, Queue and log management, Management of Servers & Patch updates)

  • Windchill Application Maintenance & Support (Issue handling, User Maintenance, Application Testing (Manual / Automation), User Training, Performance Tuning, Cognos Support)

  • Integration with multiCAD systems such as Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD & Unigraphics NX (WGM support)

Solutions

PLM Solution to improve quick turnaround times

The client has chosen Sedin as the solution partner for this challenge due to the all-round technical expertise and years of experience in developing, implementing and integrating multi-CAd systems to plants in various industries. We provided the requisite end-to-end PLM solution for the client’s requirement

Our designers, and engineers worked with the Buhler team both on-site and remotely to ensure the best collaboration, as well as sharing our best PLM practices to help increase the product development and provide all-round 25/7 support. Buhler is a leading global food processing Technology and Solutions Company with over 100+ years of existence. They are based out in Europe and have presence in over 100+ countries and turnover exceeding USD $2.5billion. Client has a sophisticated PLM application landscape integrated with AutoCAD, Inventor, SAP, IBM PPS, Cognos and Unigraphics NX and much more. 

Outcomes

Empowering the client to make informed decisions for their business

With a strong PLM foundation, the client was able to witness the following benefits to its business operations:

  • Comprehensive solution with superior quality

  • Optimal development and support cost with increased productivity and continuous improvements

  • Flexible engagement model that supports business fluctuations without increasing the risk

  • Effective knowledge management for seamless transition & Retention

  • Strong governance and communication model that increases the quality and levels of service to business

  • Quick ramp-up and ramp-downs offers high flexibility for planning new projects, enhancements

  • Participation of the client team in innovations and contribution to capacity improvements, process optimizations, project prioritization and quick turnaround times

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