The factory must be more agile and work concurrently with engineering even as the number of product variants skyrocket and work rules change to accommodate new safety regulations. Quality must be built into every product and process. Enterprise quality initiatives depend on driving down the costs of poor-quality and minimizing
delays in securing regulatory approvals. Enterprise PLM has quickly risen to become one of the key pillars of manufacturing and the backbone of digital transformation across every industry. As the mission-critical collaboration platform, PLM provides the digital continuity, configuration management and associativity for product data (CAD, software, bills of material, requirements, test, simulations, etc.). It also automates the standardized processes that help accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and improve quality.