Dassault Systemes and Rand North America have announced that Norgren, a global supplier of actuators, valves, filters, and pressure sensing and control devices for the automotive, electronics, medical and food processing industries, has selected Enovia SmarTeam for a major worldwide product lifecycle management project.
Norgren’s product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy will aim to bring the company’s products to market ahead of competitors and develop smarter, more inventive and effective solutions.
Chicago-based Norgren, the largest division of the IMI Group, chose Enovia SmarTeam to provide a comprehensive, phased program that will enable collaborative multi-CAD, multi-site design and manufacturing management across 13 locations worldwide.
This ambitious program will serve some 5,000 enterprise users around the globe within three years, and integrate with Norgren’s corporate enterprise resource planning system.
Our complex global manufacturing and supply chains needed a system to efficiently manage our product data, whether originating in Germany, China, the US or the UK, said Mary Pierce, Norgren global PLM program manager. Enovia SmarTeam is allowing us to integrate and manage this information while tracking the numerous design changes and capturing best practices.
Standardized collaborative design methods are eliminating money and time spent working from outdated designs, as well as encouraging innovation and improved division of labor among our globally-dispersed design teams, she continued.
Rand North America began rollout in early 2007 with 175 seats installed at three Enovia SmarTeam databases. The remainder of the sites, consisting of an additional 558 licenses with many sites utilizing Enovia SmarTeam’s multi-site capabilities, will be deployed during 2007/2009.