Reduce your Scrap: PLM can help companies reduce scrap, excess, and rework ranging from a more modest 8% to upwards of 60% by ensuring manufacturing personnel, buyers/planners and suppliers are working from the right revision of a specification, avoiding development of parts that must be scrapped or reworked. This benefit is further enabled by means of an MES integration (automated shop-floor execution pulling latest work instructions from PLM). Reducing data errors through the design process.
For example, cutting manual data translation errors between CAD/CAE tools, PLM, ERP and MES. Incorrect unit of measure data entry into ERP is cited as a problem by clients. One client had ordered an expensive material in meters instead of feet resulting in significant waste. Upon investigation the approved engineering change had the correct information and the issue related to manual data entry into ERP.