Emerson on IBM-Siemens PLM Agreement

By Dora Smith

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:

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