Driving Innovation with a Cross-domain Engineering BOM

By Margaret Furleigh

Does your engineering bill of material (BOM) have what it takes to manage today’s products?

We live in amazing times. We’re witnessing the fourth industrial revolution, with technological innovations at a faster pace than ever before. I was watching an eight-year-old movie last night, and the technology of slider phones and car navigation is already obsolete and laughable in itself.

For our customers developing products, the increasing pace of change and demand for the next big thing puts even more pressure on the engineering team. Your mechanical, electronic, and software development teams cannot work in isolation… they need to work together to align design decisions with the whole product in mind to avoid downstream disconnects or rework that costs your company time (and market opportunity).

Siemens Digital Industries Software offers an extensive set of software products to help your teams make smart design decisions – Xpedition, NX, Polarion, and Simcenter — and Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) software can help you bring people together across engineering domains and disciplines.

Teamcenter enables cross-domain design collaboration by delivering an engineering BOM that includes mechanical, electronic, software, and simulation for a holistic view of your product. You can see what I mean by watching this video.

To learn more, attend one of these on-demand webinars on PLM strategies to streamline product innovation.  Or, read more about our overall approach to bill of material management.

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