VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has chosen Dassault Systemes’ 3DExperience platform to cost-effectively develop and deliver innovative, high-quality trucks and buses for the Indian market. This news was announced at the 3DExperience Forum India 2017 seminar being held in Mumbai today.
VECV is deploying the ‘Modular, Glocal and Secure’ industry solution experience for an integrated approach to product development that accommodates regional requirements. The deployment is part of the company’s ‘Integrated Data Management’ initiative, which aims to improve quality, streamline the product development process, and deliver business value across the organisation by integrating the processes, data and systems of its engineering and manufacturing value chain.
Based on the 3DExperience platform, Dassault Systemes’ ’Modular, Glocal and Secure’ industry solution experience unifies digital information in a single collaborative environment that is accessible to VECV’s product planning and portfolio management, product development, vehicle integration, and manufacturing planning departments, as well as to its partners.
Teams can address the complexity of a diverse product portfolio with agile variant and configuration management of global product designs and a bill of materials containing all variants. VECV can meet evolving customer expectations for performance and quality while optimizing costs and cycle times.
“After an 18-month business consulting engagement, we recognised the need for business process efficiencies to easily test new ideas, accelerate product verification and validation, and deliver innovative products to market faster at less cost,” said R S Sachdeva, chief operating officer, Eicher Trucks & Buses. “With the 3DExperience platform, we can digitally ensure that our customers’ interests are represented at every phase of product development, from product strategy to shopfloor.”
“Adopting a product strategy to meet diverse regional demands and to localise the development of differentiating technologies is a key concern for many original equipment manufacturers,” said Olivier Sappin, vice-president, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DExperience platform provides digital continuity to accelerate innovation, improve product quality and performance, and reduce engineering lead time and costs. More and more commercial vehicle manufacturers are recognising the value that it can bring to their business.”