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Today’s Motor Vehicles: Feature First Engineering Tames Complexity

October 2020

Automotive engineering has never been more complex. Producing millions of vehicles per year, each one comprising thousands of parts and features, is unmatched in manufacturing.

Automotive manufacturers must also incorporate an array of next-generation features that require seamless interoperation of formerly standalone subsystems to enable more autonomous operation and higher-level user interactions. Today’s vehicles must respond to the driver’s slightest intentions while providing safety and reliability in the most extreme conditions. To meet this challenge, manufacturers are installing increasingly sophisticated software and electronics, adding complexity that increases the potential for costly defects and recalls.

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Advanced Manufacturing/SME “Automotive Yearbook”: Power In the Hands of the Portfolio Manager

September 8, 2020

Just look at the blitz of television commercials about new car models and the dizzying array of new features to satisfy all types of drivers, and you can see that product portfolio managers have their work cut out for them.

Automakers must produce millions of vehicles per year, each with thousands of parts and different capabilities, including a slew of next-generation features and advanced technologies. Given the growth of these features, along with ever-expanding options to meet different driver lifestyles, portfolio managers must select the right assortment for each consumer persona. This occurs at the beginning of the product lifecycle—the product portfolio planning phase—when they must carefully evaluate which new innovations and capabilities will be incorporated into their products. These decisions are critical to stay competitive and determine where their resources should be invested.

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Advanced Manufacturing/SME “A & D Yearbook” (pg 23): Avoiding Costly Defects


Avoiding costly defects – and quickly finding and fixing those that occur – is a critical priority for all manufacturers. And it’s increasingly difficult because of mounting product complexity.This challenge is particularly acute in the aerospace and defense arena where advanced technology with highly interconnected systems, software and electrical and mechanical parts must be integrated with seamless interoperability.

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Fortune Business Insights: Product Life Cycle Management Market to reach USD 26.73 Billion by 2026; Deployment of Cloud-based Solutions to Fuel Market

November 8, 2019

Increasing adoption of integrated solutions in the industrial internet of things is expected to surge demand for the global Product Life Cycle Management Market, according to a published report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Product Life Cycle Management Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Deployment (Cloud, On-Premises), By Industry Vertical (Discrete, Process), and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026.” Key Companies Covered in Product Life Cycle Management Market Research Report are Hewlett-Packard Company, BigLever Software, PTC Inc., IBM Corporation, Siemens AG, Accenture PLC, Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, Inc., Oracle Corporation, IFS, among others.

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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design: 2 best practices for protecting restricted information

October 19, 2019

Aerospace & Defense (A&D) manufacturers are challenged with developing product portfolios that control access to restricted content for domestic and international customers. Manufacturers must meet content restrictions in derived products to comply with statutes of sale in different countries, safeguard each customer’s intellectual property, and protect classified information. To remain competitive, these organizations must also seek efficient means of production that can increase automation, product line scalability, and quality.

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