4 Ways Teamcenter Helps Engineers Improve Decision Making at Oil and Gas Equipment Manufacturers

By Justin Tuttle

As an engineer at an oil and gas equipment manufacturer, you’re constantly under pressure to design and optimize products that operate more efficiently, reliably and safely in the harshest conditions while meeting stringent sustainability targets and controlling costs.   

Meeting these goals requires improving product innovation, and engineers must continuously improve decision making to enhance innovation in product design, testing, manufacturing and service. In addition, many engineering decisions require the participation of various disciplines across organizational boundaries and outside vendors. 
In this ultra-complex, fast-changing environment, engineers can help their businesses accelerate innovation using the Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. If you’re an engineer who wants to improve product innovation while working more efficiently, here are four ways Teamcenter empowers you with information to make smarter decisions: 

1. You’ll access a single source of truth for engineering information

Teamcenter centralizes product-related data into a single environment that can be accessed through the cloud. By ensuring all engineers and project stakeholders have access to a single source of information, decisions become data-driven while reducing confusion and discrepancies.

Using Teamcenter, you can expect streamlined engineering collaboration and communication, improved project efficiency and reduced error risks caused by outdated or incorrect product data. 

2. Requirements management can directly influence design processes and decisions

In the same integrated PLM environment used to manage product definitions and configurations, Teamcenter lets you capture, manage and leverage product requirements. Connect requirements with intellectual capital that Teamcenter manages – such as designs, documents, specifications, models and test results that comprise your product definitions.

Making this connection lets requirements management directly influence processes you use to make and execute engineering design decisions. 

3. You can achieve secure collaboration with partners and suppliers

Teamcenter enables secure collaboration with partners and suppliers in its integrated environment and lets you set data access boundaries for external users. Create a new contract for each external company to access one or more product lines, sub-assemblies or parts to provide access to the Bill of Materials (BOM). Or establish a set period for external users to participate in an engineering change to ensure you work through a secure collaboration. 

4. Maximizing document reuse enables streamlined project execution

Whether you’re designing products for deep water drilling or shale field exploration, project management and execution become more complex as new technologies, processes and materials are introduced. Teamcenter enables streamlined project execution by maximizing the reuse of business case (bid) and program documents. You’ll use an integrated system to execute all program artifacts, including cost, schedule and technical requirements, while ensuring complete traceability of all artifacts.

Energy and utilities companies, including oil and gas equipment manufacturers, can continuously capture and manage project execution knowledge within a single framework to streamline collaboration with other engineers and project stakeholders. 

Use data to improve decision making with Teamcenter 

Engineers working for oil and gas equipment manufacturers must continuously improve the operational performance of products while meeting escalating customer, sustainability and compliance requirements. Using Teamcenter, you’ll be equipped with a leading PLM solution that empowers you with data to improve collaboration, efficiency, product quality, compliance and decision-making. Discover more about Teamcenter by clicking here.


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