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Advanced Manufacturing: The Road to Zero Defects

July 13, 2019

Reducing the risk of automotive defects is one of the most critical issues facing manufacturers today – to protect the well-being of consumers, as well as their own reputations and financial health. Leading automotive companies are intensifying their efforts toward achieving a “zero defects” goal, an extraordinarily ambitious objective given the rapidly growing diversity and engineering complexity of today’s product lines.

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Industry Today: Feature-based product line engineering puts the power in the hands of product portfolio management.

June 10, 2019

Companies today must “innovate or die” by providing the array of advanced features that consumers and businesses are demanding – from automobiles with cutting-edge autonomous driving capabilities to ships and aircraft with increasingly sophisticated mechanical systems. This, in turn, is resulting in greater product line diversity and exponentially growing complexity, creating a huge challenge for manufacturers across all industry sectors.

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SD Times: New guidelines for featured-based product line engineering now available

June 6, 2019

Product line engineering (PLE) solution provider BigLever is launching a PLE body of knowledge for feature-based PLE. According to the company, feature-based PLE has proven to provide improvements in time to market, efficiency, product line scalability, and product quality.

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Design World: A focus on features simplifies product lines

April 23, 2018

Across industries, one of the big challenges in manufacturing is the rapidly increasing complexity involved in engineering today’s product lines. One example is the autonomous car…

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Industry Today: Driving Toward Zero Defects

November 19, 2018

Major automotive manufacturers are moving their organizations toward a “zero defect culture.” Product Line Engineering (PLE) can help.

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Advanced Manufacturing: PLE – Creating Products in Classified Environments

September 18, 2018

Aerospace and defense companies are faced with daunting security challenges as products become increasingly sophisticated. As product complexity grows—integrating thousands of software, electrical and mechanical parts—the security risks and organizational hurdles grow in tandem.

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Jama Software blog: Feature-Based Product Line Engineering – Translating Engineering Gains into Strategic Business Value

July, 2018

Product Line Engineering is the engineering of a product line portfolio using a shared set of engineering assets, a managed set of features and an automated means of production. By “engineer,” we mean all of the activities involved in planning, producing, delivering, sustaining and retiring products.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Taming Complexity, Variation in Automotive Engineering with PLE, Digital Twin

June 19, 2018

Automotive engineering has never had so much complexity to address. Producing millions of vehicles per year is a daunting feat. This complexity grows exponentially with the introduction of next-generation intelligent features and functions for enabling autonomous driving. Manufacturers are facing myriad challenges in taming this complexity, managing variation and bringing these innovations to market rapidly and efficiently, while providing the highest levels of safety and reliability.

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