Seamlessly unite design and manufacturing with manufacturing process management
Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) is a crucial part of the digital thread and essential in merging the product digital twin with the operational digital twin during the ‘make’ phase.
It is responsible for managing the resources, people and procedures necessary to manufacture a product, with all its variations, across different locations, keeping everyone in the process updated with the latest information in real time.
MPM closes the loop between product design and manufacturing. As design engineers define a product, manufacturing and process engineers gain instant access to the latest data so they can define and adapt how to produce, maintain, repair or verify that product.
Connecting and centralizing all engineering and manufacturing data ensures that production follows the most current product specifications and work instructions. This enables traceability from design to the manufacturing line, optimizing production and operations and enhancing the visibility of manufacturing resources management and planning.
MPM helps improve quality, decrease risk, reduce rework and reduce cycle times in manufacturing updates.
Common challenges of siloed engineering and manufacturing operations
- Long lead times for testing manufacturability
- Siloed engineering & manufacturing business processes and teams
- Lack of visibility into manufacturing resources (e.g. plants, work cells, latest tooling, process materials, resource skills, etc.)
- Missed opportunities for process improvements due to lack of visibility into in-process controls for quality teams
- Cumbersome impact assessments across R&D, Manufacturing and Operations
MPM Addresses Key Business Imperatives
Flexible Engineering and Agile Manufacturing
Design and manufacture flexibly across the globe to reduce risk and improve responsiveness to change
Product Safety and Quality
Reduce patient safety and product quality issues with improved communication between R&D and manufacturing
Avoid delays, rework and scrap by validating product manufacturability early and implementing manufacturing standards across plants producing same or like products
Deliver insights with faster, more robust, detailed and reliable data impact assessments that encompass product and manufacturing
Future-proof Enterprise Architecture
Connect the foundational pieces
Incorporate Smart Connected Operations (SCO) technology
Leverage PLM CAD data to create simulations and emulations of how products will be produced
Enhance visibility and traceability of product and manufacturing data and leverage it to optimize manufacturing processes
Streamline upstream (PLM) to downstream (ERP, MES, etc.)
We offer end-to-end services for manufacturing process management – strategic advisory, implementation and managed services
Want to learn more?
Check out our webinar and click-through demo of MPMLink to see how Kalypso can help you bridge the gap between process and design.