On Thursday, Dassault Systèmes, the French multinational software company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management software, announced at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum India 2017 in Mumbai that VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a JV in India between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, has chosen Dassault Systèmes’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform to cost-effectively develop and deliver innovative, high-quality trucks and buses to the Indian commercial vehicle market.
VECV is deploying “Modular, Glocal and Secure” industry solution experience for an integrated approach to product development that accommodates regional requirements. The deployment is part of VECV’s “integrated data management”, that aims to improve quality, streamline product development, and deliver business value across the organisation by integrating processes, data and engineering systems and manufacturing value chain.
Dassault Systèmes said that its industry solution experience unifies digital information in a single collaborative environment that is accessible to VECV’s product planning and portfolio management, vehicle integration, and manufacturing planning departments, as well as to its partners. “Teams can address the complexity of a diverse product portfolio with agile variant and configuration management of global product designs and a bill of materials containing all variants. VECV can meet evolving customer expectations for performance and quality while optimising costs and cycle times,” the company says.
“After an 18-month business consulting engagement, we recognised the need for business process efficiencies to easily test new ideas, accelerate product verification and validation, and deliver innovative products to market faster at less cost,” said RS Sachdeva, COO, Eicher Trucks & Buses. “With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can digitally ensure that our customers’ interests are represented at every phase of product development, from product strategy to shop floor.”
“Adopting a product strategy to meet diverse regional demands and to localise the development of differentiating technologies is a key concern for many original equipment manufacturers,” added Olivier Sappin, VP, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Our platform provides digital continuity to accelerate innovation, improve product quality and performance, and reduce engineering lead time and costs. More and more CV manufacturers are recognising the value that it can bring to their business.”