For the past couple of years, we have been writing about the importance and value of embracing a three platform strategy, consisting of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). In Digital Manufacturing, collaboration is key. The more readily information from product design is made available to production and planning, the greater value that is created across the enterprise.
In following that theme, today’s announcement is validation that this direction is one worthy of pursuit. By combining Apriso’s manufacturing solutions with Dassault Systèmes’ engineering and design solutions, significant value is possible by those manufacturers that embrace a combined solution which supports better collaboration and access across platforms. This merging of product suites creates enormous potential value by ensuring the integration between planning and execution is secure, current and possible, in real time. Manufacturing and design intelligence can now be shared in real-time, with the potential to significantly improve efficiency, reduce waste and accelerate the time to market for new product launches.
When I started at Apriso about eight years ago, the concept of globally deploying a manufacturing operations management solution was virtually unheard of. Plant-by-plant implementations of manufacturing execution systems were the norm.
An incredible transformation has since occurred over the past decade whereby the possibility of managing manufacturing operations as an enterprise solution is now definitely possible. In fact, it is rapidly becoming the norm. With this evolution has come a reality of truly synchronizing design with execution, regardless of how many plants a manufacturer has, or where they are located. This joining of forces between Apriso and Dassault Systèmes marks an important transition point to further validate the need to manage manufacturing operations on a global, enterprise scale.
Thank you to all who have helped to be part of the manufacturing transformation we have already experienced. Now comes the hard part – doing what we said we’ll do! Stay tuned to see how this venture delivers upon its promises.