Reports

MANAGING BILLS OF MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE

There’s no doubt about it: Today’s stakeholders are under pressure to do more in less time.

This brief reviews the pressure to do more with less which applies equally to the creation, iteration, and management of bills of materials (BOM). During the chaotic world of product development, these teams need a BOM that they can rely on.

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MODERNIZING MACHINING PREPARATION: TAPPING INTO CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS

Traditional mechanical products are transforming into smart, connected products.

Our recent study reflects on the types of machining IT stack solutions leading organizations are using. This brief discusses those solutions and provides recommendations to improve organizational performance across the product development lifecycle.

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ELEVATING ELECTRONICS DESIGN: SUPPLEMENTING TRADITIONAL TOOLS WITH CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS

This brief shares findings from two Lifecycle Insights studies detailing which solution types make a difference. It also provides recommendations for improving organizational performance in the development of today’s smart, connected products, focusing on the electronics CAD solutions.

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OVERCOMING THE RISING COMPLEXITY OF E/E SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Mass electrification of all systems has impacted every industry, expanding electronics, electrical distribution systems, and embedded software in today’s products.

This brief compares and contrasts different perspectives to E/E systems development. It provides details on a new and holistic method, allowing engineers to identify and resolve integration issues far earlier in the design lifecycle, helping organizations avoid costly, late-stage project delays.

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IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: AUGMENTING YESTERDAY’S TOOLS WITH CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS

Rapid advancing digitization is transforming traditional, mechanical products into smart, connected ones. In the 2020 Product Development IT Ecosystem Benchmark Report from Lifecycle Insights, more than half of the respondents cited customer demand for smart products as their first or second most important challenge in product development.

This brief shares findings from a Lifecycle Insights study on the types of solutions that improve organizational performance in product development, with a core focus on industrial design.

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The Engineer’s Guide to Next-Generation Collaboration

Engineers and designers grapple with new, significant challenges to their product development processes. These processes now require radical change to successfully and succinctly develop next-generation products, while keeping pace with consumer and market demands.

This brief reviews those challenges, revealing the emerging collaborative approaches and technologies that can minimize disruption during this period of ongoing product evolution.

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The Engineer’s Modern Toolset for Fluid Power Systems

The fluid power industry is now entering a period of change. The components and systems are increasing in complexity. All these issues are converging, creating a set of demands that fluid power manufacturers have to now fulfill to create next-generation smart, connected products and systems.

These products must be configurable from the top down and bottom up, while minimizing energy expenditure, and maximizing uptime. It’s a complex balancing act, but one which fluid power manufacturers need to master at every point in the product development lifecycle to survive and thrive in this dynamic market.

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The Automotive Program Management Research Report: Identifying Challenges and Flawed Practices in Supplier’s Automotive Programs

Vehicle programs drive the structure of today’s global automotive supply chain. To better gauge the state of supplier program management today, Lifecycle Insights executed a research project called the 2021 Automotive Program Management Study. Today’s automotive suppliers must deal with more complicated original equipment manufacturer requirements, truncated schedules, and other challenges that make it harder to keep programs on time, on spec, and within budget.

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The ROI of Digital Transformation Benchmark Report

This report shares the findings of Lifecycle Insights’ 2021 ROI of DX Study. It offers new insights into the various drivers motivating manufacturers to invest in DX improvements, the benchmarking methodology used to compare companies, and the enablers of DX initiatives that are providing different manufacturers the ability to better manage the rising complexity demanded in today’s market.

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