Paris, 14 May 2008, 5pm: Knowllence organized a conference dealing with: “from geometry to PLM 2.0, the design common thread”, that welcomed 75 attendees. The aim was to introduce the methodological tools completing the usual technical data management systems and launch the collaborative platform for system engineering: TDC System.
This conference started with the testimonies of Philippe Bergin and Philippe Raffoux from Schneider Electric (Innovation department - R&D Efficiency & Quality). Their mission is to define world class processes and roll out appropriate tools, so that the 7,000 designers know how to achieve their efficiency and design sturdiness goals. Within the Radar (Required Activities of Design* to Achieve Robustness) project, Schneider Electric successfully implements the TDC software in the fields of functional analysis (VoC - Voice of Customer) and risk mastering (FMEA), throughout the steps of the offer creation process, whilst remaining DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) compatible.
Jean-François Prevéraud (chief-editor of GISI) then presented the evolution of the engineering and design departments’ needs and requirements. While the PLM lifecycle management progressively disseminates, it should nevertheless not be limited to 3D geometry. It is such a strategic decision to opt for PLM 2.0 and integrate customers into the heart of the design process.
Thierry Beaujon, CEO, then introduced the Knowllence vision. Knowllence is a methodological solution integrator into PLM 2.0. In a changing and uncertain, multicultural and complex environment, supporting the product/process development process with proven methodologies is no longer an option. In complement to the existing PDMs, Knowllence launches TDC System (*), a system engineering platform:
To model the processes and guide the designers through the use of appropriate software modules: need analysis, requirement management, risk analysis, TRIZ, systematic innovation, etc.
To direct and connect the information from the capture tools (TDC Worksuite captures the relevant data…) and from the storage/protection tools.
To alert the project teams of any impacting change.
To inform on schedules, products and processes.
*TDC System is one of the first achievements of the “CoDeKF” R&D programme, driven by TDC-Knowllence along with the UTBM (Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France). The project is hallmarked Vehicle of the future cluster.