Supplier availability, performance, and costing information is not considered concurrently with product design and development.
Goals and Objectives
Understanding supplier options, availability, and performance as well as cost impact at an early stage of product planning, design, and modeling provides more flexibility and leads to faster, efficient time to market and higher quality products.
Hardware: Servers, storage, IoT, smartphones, tablets
Software: CAD, PLM, ERP, SCP
Services: Business services, 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.