Supply Chain Collaboration
The increased competition puts pressure on manufacturing companies to cut product costs. While companies have taken advantage of lower-cost production in e.g. Asia, the complexity of these global supply chains has exploded. Any delay or disruption in part deliveries can seriously impact your production schedules and deliveries. A severe storm or an epidemic thousands of kilometers away may threaten your cash flow.
As your suppliers assume more responsibility for greater portions of your products, you need them to interact with people across your business -- such as purchasing, engineering, compliance, quality, and manufacturing -- to increase productivity and reduce the risk of recalls and non-compliance. You also need to secure the availability of parts and raw materials, even if one source is disrupted. Integrating supplier management software into your product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is critical for success in today’s market.
Teamcenter® provides a comprehensive approach to managing interactions with suppliers. You can coordinate processes and manage information, both internal and external, across all stages of your product lifecycle. You can drive early supplier involvement in product development and provide visibility into accurate supplier information across departments. Supplier information can be managed in context with the product structure to provide holistic views of your product.