Product lifecycle management vendor Dassault Systemes has announced that Volkswagen will implement its Delmia Process Engineer software throughout the organization.
On the basis of a group-wide agreement, Delmia Process Engineer (DPE) will be employed in all production sites for strategic assembly planning for the Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat brands. This is expected to lead to improved planning reliability, shorter planning times, and a reduction in development costs.
PDE is a key element of Delmia, Dassault’s 3D product lifecycle management offering. This software, for comprehensive manufacturing process planning and target costing in simultaneous engineering, ensures high-level planning reliability, along with optimized planning and implementation times and costs.
After initial testing and positive evaluation of the performance value of DPE at Audi, the solution will now be available for other members of the VW group and the licenses of the different brands will all be consolidated, said Volker Germann, Volkswagen’s head of planning. This is an important step for complete integration of our enterprise, involving more than 500 users.