Environmental Compliance Solution with Choice Technology

By Kerri Doyle

Thinkstep’s GaBi software and BOMcheck database were recently named top products of the year by Environmental Leader, a website that reports on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability for environment.pngYou may already know that Siemens PLM Software partners with thinkstep to provide environmental compliance and design for environment solutions with Teamcenter. Tedie West, Siemens PLM Software product manager recognizes the importance of providing customers with technologies that address environmental concerns throughout the product lifecycle. West states “integrating with best in class solutions from thinkstep provides our customers with the tools they need to not only prove product compliance, but also achieve their design for environment goals.” 

GaBi software and data suite provides life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling tools, allowing companies to assess and reduce the environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product from raw material extraction through manufacturing, use, and end-of-life disposal or recycling. environmental compliance software.png.jpgGaBi Envision User Interface

compliance software.pngBOMcheck centralized web databaseBOMcheck is a centralized web database for substances declarations, which provides access to regulatory compliance declarations, full materials declarations, and conflict minerals declarations. The web database system allows suppliers to manage their declaration data securely, and manufacturers can download suppliers’ compliance declarations in standard formats.

GaBi and BOMcheck are both leveraged by Siemens PLM Software customers to help them address environmental compliance and design for environment.With the thinkstep solutions integrated with Teamcenter, customers get the automation needed to efficiently capture compliance data in the supply chain, and reporting to understand environmental impact at each level of product development.One of the judges on the Environmental Leader award panel recognized the importance of environmental reporting throughout the product lifecycle, stating “I was impressed by the GaBi software and its ability to inform, assess, and continuously improve the environmental impact associated with all stages of a product life cycle. This kind of modeling and reporting can be used at all levels of product development, and manufacturing, through end-of-life issues. Most importantly, the software helps to influence specific actionable decisions to improve profitability, lower costs and reduce environmental footprint.”   

product compliance.jpgChassis assembly from Teamcenter viewed in thinkstep GaBI solution, showing RRR reportTeamcenter managed BOMs can be imported to GaBi to run LCA reports including end-of-life, water usage, energy usage, RRR reports, etc.

The Teamcenter BOMcheck integration highly automates the supplier declaration process, pulling in supplier data from BOMcheck to Teamcenter in the right format, and allowing for a complete view of parts and assemblies before grading for compliance against regulations such as REACH, RoHS, GADSL and Conflict Minerals. 

Using the right technology to address your environmental compliance and design for environment needs is critical.Teamcenter, integrated with thinkstep solutions can help you get there.

About the Blogger:

 Kerri Doyle is a Siemens PLM Software product marketing manager for Teamcenter Product Sustainability, Materials Management, Quality and Supplier Integration solutions. She has been in the PLM industry for over 20 years.

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