Component supplier management from IBM and Dassault Systèmes

The challenge

Maximize component reuse
Taking advantage of economies of scale and component reuse are key imperatives for companies to improve competitiveness. With direct materials costs representing more than half of an organization's spending, a global component supply chain necessitates a "design-to-cost" way of working. Enable the agility you need to implement a Design Anywhere, Manufacture Anywhere (DAMA) strategy with the component supplier management solution from IBM and Dassault Systèmes.

The solution

Advanced tools to help manage components
To meet these challenges, IBM and Dassault Systèmes offer a component supplier management solution designed to identify and manage reusable components in order to reduce costs when defining the approved vendor and manufacturer lists (AVL and AML) for the enterprise bill-of-material (BOM). The solution can help your business efficiently manage development processes for hardware, electrical and software parts whether they are designed and manufactured internally or purchased from suppliers. Your customized component supplier management solution may include:

The benefits

Facilitate cost-effective part development decisions
The component supplier management solution is a combined solution from IBM and Dassault Systèmes that allows you to model complex business rules so each design or component task and its related information can be captured, distributed and executed upon in a consistent and logical way. As interactions among cross-functional users ranging from design, testing, manufacturing, purchasing and quality control are required, the solution helps solve issues related to coordination of complex workflows, tasks and deliverables required for efficient part qualification and development. The solution has been designed to help you:

The alliance partnership

A long history of innovation
Having first collaborated in 1981, the IBM and Dassault Systèmes relationship pre-dates the PLM industry. And as Global Alliance Solution partners, both companies bring significant experience and expertise as well as proven technology to each PLM implementation.

Dassault Systèmes:


Our two companies continue to invest in developing, deploying and supporting client PLM environments. Together, we serve a wide range of industries from industrial equipment to energy and utilities to shipbuilding to consumer packaged goods. As evidence of our commitment to working closely together:

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