Supplier availability, performance, and costing information are not considered concurrently with product design and development, nor are partner capabilities, knowledge, and resources.
Goals and Objectives
Understand supplier options, availability, and performance as well as cost impact at an early stage of product planning, design, and modeling to provide more flexibility and leads to faster, efficient time to market and higher-quality products.
– Hardware: Servers, storage, IoT, smartphones, and tablets
– Software: CAD, PLM, ERP, and SCP
– Services: Business services and IT services
Use Case Summary
There is an understanding of supplier capabilities at a deeper level to support new product introduction such as certifications, capacity, and past performance, and this information is available within product design, planning, portfolio, and development systems. The end goal is holistic modeling of the product, as well as related supplier, material, and costing options. Organizations also need to know partner capability, availability, and expertise to support initiatives around data, applications, and operations.