Tano Maenza, director of program management office for PLM implementations at Emerson, presented today at the news conference on the IBM-Siemens PLM alliance. Emerson uses Teamcenter as its “innovation management engine.”
He presented a high level view of Emerson’s PLM strategy. They focus on:
- globalizing assets including the engineering and manufacturing workforce
- driving business efficiency particularly with “one source of truth in data”
- technological leadership
- new product development process.
He shared his experience in working with IBM and Siemens PLM on Emerson’s PLM Center of Excellence. Together they developed a PLM maturity assessment that helps Emerson determine PLM-readiness for divisions. From the assessment, they can map a division to a very defined roadmap.
He noted how they leverage IBM and Siemens PLM is as extensions of their corporate support in remote locations.
Tano elaborated on the Emerson’s deployment of “Teamcenter-in-a-box” that I covered briefly in previous post. A couple years ago one of their smaller divisions with a small IT staff asked corporate to provide a standard configured solution. So Emerson met with Siemens PLM and IBM in a lab and created the multi-tenet structure needed.
Here are some snippets from Tano: