At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much more common. To that end, PTC recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems has selected the PTC Global Product Development solution based on PTC Windchill PLM technology as its single enterprise platform for global product development throughout its railway vehicle engineering and manufacturing business.
shop equipment plans
daily workload on the shop floor by improving the accuracy of bill of material (BOM) information, resulting in part inventory level, component, and materials procurement process optimization. The Hitachi manufacturing team is now able to create more accurate plans, and has reportedly reduced its production lead-time, from component order through car assembly completion, by 20 percent. Specifically, the company reportedly achieved the following capabilities thus far: Auto generation of eBOM from part