Automotive Transformation in the Era of Big Data
The growth of data, driven by the exponential increase in instrumented devices, transactional information, and social media, has broad implications for the automotive industry. In particular, this trend enables tantalizing possibilities for those wishing to gain insight from an intelligent infrastructure across the automotive value chain and business unit functions.
Hear the stories on how analytics are being used to help the auto industry transform and achieve new levels of competitive advantage in design and at the dealership.
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Product & Service Framework (PSF) for Discrete Manufacturing - Activity and Ecosystem
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Dassault and IBM renew partnership in Long Term Data Preservation of Product Lifecycle Management Information
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The aerospace and defense industries face unique challenges and regulatory requirements for the long-term preservation of the product data they create for design, testing and manufacturing. It’s not as easy as simply making a paper copy of the data and filing it, especially with the explosion of 3-D modeling in these industries. Companies must find a way to not only archive the bits of data for the future but also make those bits useful supported by an auditing process that will ensure the data is compliant with what you archived—preserving knowledge, not simply information.The long-term data preservation solution for aerospace and defense from IBM and Dassault Systèmes, is based on both companies’ technologies including the IBM®Digital Information Archiving System for ProductLifecycle Management (PLM). This combination of processes, software and hardware helps aerospace and defense companies preserve the understandability and usability of complex interrelated objects, even when tec-nologies for computer hardware, operating systems, data management products and applications become obsolete.
Considering the complexity and project scope of creating aircraft, satellites, engines, and other aerospace and defense goods, it is becoming increasingly difficult to preserve design,testing and manufacturing data. That data must remain usable in a digital format for the entire life of the product, which is likely several decades. The long-term data preservation solution helps protect the integrity of your data so it can be retained throughout long lifecycles. And, because the solution isolates the data from the inevitable obsolescence of your IT systems, it helps preserve the knowledge contained within the data for your products’ objects.
The volume of data associated with the design and manufacture of aircraft, satellites and other aerospace and defense products is growing exponentially. In the past, data preservation solutions involved translating digital data to paper format for physical storage. With the growth in 3-D design capabilities, datasets now have advanced to make such solutions not only impractical,but also cost prohibitive.This long-term data preservation solution allows you to deploy an in-house data preservation management process that maintains the digital value chain throughout the entire product lifecycle—from concept to retirement. A third-party archiver is used as a cost-effective audit source to help guarantee integrity over the typical 70 to 100 year life of many aircraft designs today. The main archive data is held in-house.
As the usefulness of 3-D product design advances, the need to preserve and manage these large, complex datasets also grows.And no type of entity is more interested in this aspect than product certification agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Recently, a data preservation solution from IBM and Dassault Systèmes was instrumental in helping a large European aircraft manufacturer become the first to receive both EASA and FAA approval based solely on 3-D data throughout the intricate, years-long completion process of an aircraft.By providing a consistent data preservation infrastructure, IBM can address your archives’ check, backup, recoveries and access in a highly optimized way. This not only helps you meet regulatory requirements but can also mitigate corporate risk and reduce operations costs.
Benefit from our partnership with Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3-D and PLM solutions, Dassault Systèmes offers end-to-end innovation and an advanced software portfolio. When combined with proven IBM workload-optimized systems and both partners’ services organizations, the pairing helps enable breakthrough advances in long-term data preservation.This solution is based on technology from Dassault Systèmes specifically developed and designed to deliver improved cohe-ence and better data management. In fact, the converters for
data geometry files developed by Dassault Systèmes (based on the Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data or STEP) provide a long-term strategy for future usability of design data. The generation of archiving is tailored by administrative capabilities such as monitoring and validation of extracted data. When archived data is re-used later, auditing mechanisms provide the capability to review aircraft digital data.As an IBM Business Partner, Dassault Systèmes has been working together closely with IBM serving thousands of clients over the past 30 years. Built on the industry expertise from both companies, this collaboration provides know-how in the archiving process and secures delivery of tailored solutions foreach customer case.
Rely on IBM for data preservation expertise
IBM has long been active in a variety of global data infrastructure, storage and preservation initiatives, including PLANETS,CASPAR, IMPACT and others. We have gained extensive experience through working groups in Europe, as well as through funded projects in the United States.With the formulation of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model and the work done by theLong Term Archiving and Retrieval (LOTAR) standards group,the aerospace and defense industries have created a frameworkfor long-term design data archiving solutions. OAIS-compliant solutions, such as the long-term data preservation solution from IBM and Dassault Systèmes, can allow you to better control the
cost of maintaining traditional product lifecycle management applications, while still meeting the legal requirements associated with the design data for your products.
Help preserve the past for tomorrow
Your company’s aircraft, satellites, engines and other aerospace and defense products will likely be in use for decades to come.It is important to ensure that product knowledge is extended to match your products’ lifecycle. With this long-term data preservation solution, you can remain confident about the integrity of your product data. And regardless of hardware or software changes, crucial product data can be preserved and remainusable with this solution.
For more information
To learn more about the IBM long term data preservation solution for aerospace and defense visit:ibm.com/aerodefenseand ibm.com/3dsTo learn more about Dassault Système’s solutions for aerospaceand defense, visit: 3ds.com/solutions/aerospace/overview
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Trilog Group renewed its commitment to the Product and Services Framework this month by re-validating its ProjExec software.
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SyncPlant APS is a planning and scheduling system for manufacturing industry. IT combines IBM's industry leading optimization technology and KSTEC's proven modeling technologies. SyncPlant APS serves as a powerful system for effectively dealing with complexity of manufacturing process. Many manufacturing customers face difficulties such as frequent job changes, complicated manufacturing process and limited work space, etc. SyncPlant APS meets their very demanding requirements by giving customers the ability to efficiently optimize a great number of portfolios and to deliver high-quality results.
ILS Technology and IBM have teamed to provide a new solution for optimizing manufacturing operations. The new offering combines the capabilities of deviceWISE with IBM's Integrated Information Core, SPSS and InfoSphere Traceability Server to seamlessly and quickly connect operational assets to enterprise applications.
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Building and Strengthening our Systems Community to Drive Success
As part of our Systems strategy , we’ve put a large focus on building and strengthening our systems community. When we say community we’re talking about the industry leaders and associations like INCOSE, IIE and IEEE, our business partners, the analysts in our space and our clients – essentially the people who influence and impact those companies in our key industries. And we put the focus on this community because that is what it takes to be successful – it takes a community – leveraging those who have influence, knowledge, power, insight and skills to help IBM and our clients succeed. The community we help create will drive business, become the voices that help evangelize our messages and allow us to dive into new markets. Below are some of the ways you can leverage our growing community
International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
The relationship between the International Council of Systems Engineering, INCOSE and IBM Rational is strong and growing. IBM Rational has been a platinum sponsor at the INCOSE International Symposium for the past three years and we have 63 IBMers from 11 countries who are members.
INCOSE is the top systems engineering organization worldwide, in which many of our clients are active members. Teaming with INCOSE has helped improve our relationship with clients, showing IBM’s focus and dedication in the systems space. And expanding the systems engineering ecosystem globally is not just good for our business, it is what INCOSE is all about. Their mission is: Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet. What an excellent opportunity for IBM to partner globally to bring our products, solutions and services to systems and software engineers around the world.
Having the same goals and working together is already proved beneficial for both IBM and INCOSE. The president of INCOSE, John Thomas was our guest and took part and several activities at Innovate this year, including a live stream interview on site. And at the INCOSE International Symposium this year in Rome, Meg Selfe took part in several activities including presenting our IBM Point of View on the de-risking program management/systems engineering panel.
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Armedia LLC and IBM have reconfirmed their partnership in discrete manufacturing by re-validating the interoperability of currently supported releases Armedia's CONNtext software with IBM's Maximo and Filenet offerings.
CONNtext, integrates the IBM Maximo® Asset Management suite of products with the IBM ECM suite of products. The solution establishes an environment where controlled documents and controlled maintenance activities share and use the same data and documents simultaneously. By leveraging the native design features of IBM’s Maximo Asset Management suite, CONNtext is able to provide document version information in the correct context within the IBM Maximo Asset Management suite. CONNtext also helps to eliminate redundant data, maintain data consistency and simplify work processes across business units.
Armedia is an established ECM systems integrator and IT solutions company, with more than $10M in revenue and 60 employees and CMMI Level 3-certified. Armedia’s client list covers a range of commercial, local and federal experience..
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ChongQing Erving (SOA) Information Technology Co., Ltd. and IBM have reconfirmed their partnership in discrete manufacturing by re-validating the interoperability of currently supported releases of the ECM engineering change collaborative workflow system and IBM's DB2, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Enterprise Services Bus, WebSphere Process Server , WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Modeler, and Tivoli Storage Manager Validation is a pre-sales activity which tests the ability of the software to exchange and use information. Clients have an increased level of confidence in selecting and implementing the combined Chongqing/IBM solution since it has been pre-tested.
ChongQing China SOA Information Technologies Company is a key ISV and BPM integration solution provider for IBM in manufacturing. They focus on manufacturing business information integration, ECM engineering variations supervision and SOA landing solution.
The transition suite is service oriented architecture for automation product design workflow. This suite provides customer integrating product data across heterogeneous product development applications, shorten product development and design cycles, improve re-use and commonality, support regulatory compliance initiatives and improve customer satisfaction and development speed and code reduction.
ChongQing SOA Dynamic has extensive experience and industry know-how in Manufacturing. SOA Dynamic have a very good and competitive product like STS, which is renowned for design chain collaboration within the automotive industry. SOA Dynamic have more than 10 customers in China and offer true product implementation as well as support and maintenance services.
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Last weeks update highlighted the launch of the refreshed PSF framework. So what are the enhancements?
Five (5) new use cases were added to the framework and 7of the existing use cases were updated.
The five new use cases are:
1. Order Management - Sterling Order Management provides ability to optimize complex order fulfillment processes
2. Procurement Optimization - this use case leverages Emptoris product suite to optimize procurement processes
3. Operational Risk Management - added OpenPages and Tivoli HSE Manager capabilities to integrate, automate,manage and monitor risk
4. Marketing Resource Management - Unica Marketing Operations provide improved management of marketing budgets and resources
5. Advanced Mobility - combines SPSS, iLOG, and Rational content to link vehicle data directly to the Original Equipment Manufacturer IT center
The modified use cases are:
1.Enterprise Content Management - added DataCap and Content Analytics to more easily and intelligently extract data for analysis
2.Enterprise Security Solutions - added Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) to provide a unified view of security operations
3.Enterprise Asset Management - formerly Plant Asset Management; expanded scope of project to include all assets within the enterprise
4. Service Management use case has been merged the RealTime Asset Locator use case.
5. Intelligent Building Management - added Tivoli Trirega capabilities to the use case to help clients reduce operational cost of facilities
6. Warranty Analytics - added iLog Business Rules Management System for automating claims processing
7. Sale and Operations Planning use case were consolidated into a single activity within Operations and Manufacturing Optimization
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Is there opportunity to present a combined offering to solve the challenges faced by discrete manufacturers?
Begin the discussion by adding a comment to the blog or by contacting Rodney Sassaman, Industrial Sector Partner manager directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The IBM Product and Service Framework (PSF) has been refreshed and was announced at the IBM Innovate 2012 event during the Incose session Monday evening. The Product and Services Framework defines use cases and solutions specific to discrete manufacturing industries. The key themes for the refresh are the addition of new projects to the framework that include new software capabilities based on partner solutions as well as addition to the IBM portfolio , improving existing framework projects with enhanced capabilities designed to drive greater alignment with IBM's industry blueprints.