Due to emerging markets and to new customer demands, the rapidly growing renewable energy sector is facing challenges in the area of variant management. To meet these challenges companies need to develop numerous product variants in worldwide production networks.
Due to the rapid transition from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market in the energy sector, the pressure to reduce product development costs has increased, while the demand to increase productivity has remained.
To manage the development data in complex projects, we define the requirements for the variants, the variants themselves and the BOM (bill-of-material) process in the Product Data Management system. This approach is in collaboration with all departments along the value chain, which in turn covers the entire product lifecycle.
We assist in the implementation process phase, and ensure that the analyzed optimization potential is fully achieved while ensuring customer satisfaction and minimizing unit costs.
In almost every sector today, functions such as R&D, purchasing and production are operated in a decentralized fashion. Due to this fact, valid, global product data, which is available over the whole product life cycle is crucially important. For this purpose, companies must standardize and harmonize their core processes in organizing, recording and changing data across all global entities. In delivering PDM/PLM introductory projects, PEC combines existing process competency from manufacturing industries and proficiency in product data management.Tim Kickstein, Managing director