Increase Engineering Productivity

By Nazita Cook

The global competitive landscape for manufacturing is squeezing everyone—from Tier 1 automotive companies to electronics goods manufacturers. It is shortening the required time to market and with little warning. This high-pressure environment requires high productivity from its players: either become faster and leaner without compromising quality or give the game away to a hungrier competitor who is willing to do whatever it takes.

So how does one become more productive? As a first step you examine every step in the process to make sure you have an optimal one.

Turns out timing is a very important factor – timing as to when designs are tested.

Testing a design only at the prototype stage has been proven to be very costly. According to a report by Lifecycle Insights, failed prototypes lead to:

  • project milestones being missed
  • extra rounds of testing
  • having to work late and on weekends

No wonder numerous other surveys conducted by industry analysts and CAE vendors suggest that the most successful companies in their markets assess performance of their designs early during the design process and promote collaboration and sharing knowledge between analysis experts and design engineers.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at