Where will you be in 2015? Today, car-makers are increasingly shifting towards high-margin activities, such as brand management and strengthened customer relationships. Consequently, they look to their suppliers to take over more engineering and production activities. Due to continuous cost-reduction pressure and global competition, only one out of two automotive suppliers is expected to continue working in the automotive supply-chain.
“With CATIA PLM Express, we have reduced our total product development lifecycle from 12- 16 weeks down to 4-6 weeks. We have also shortened our product design preparation time from several days to only a few hours, and have had a strong, positive impact on our product development process.” - Matthias Nedfors: Product Manager R&D department
To retain existing customers and win new business, automotive suppliers must deliver accurate and competitive proposals earlier, develop high quality innovative products while driving their costs down.
New strategies are clearly needed to support highly challenging requirements and optimize all aspects of their product development process. CATIA for Automotive Suppliers speak true of the following:
- is a PLM standard in the Automotive industry
- supports end-to-end engineering processes
- maintains high quality surfaces
- captures the company Know-how in powerful templates
- is based on CATIA PLM Express, the powerful yet simple, affordable, and scalable PLM offering for mid size businesses