How do you know if your company possibly needs to reduce its part proliferation?
Facts you already know: Your company is under cost pressure to maintain competitiveness. In order to be successfully in the long term, your products have to meet individual customer requirements while product development and production have to be at optimal costs. Part proliferation results in a huge process complexity along the value chain. And the overview of your part world is lost.
If part proliferation is dammed up, volume effects can be unlocked, complexity can be lowered and the amount of work in purchasing, materials handling, production and service is reduced. Consequently it results in fewer procurement procedures, shorter set-up times and increased number of produced items per time. Hence, it will result also in sinking production costs, higher margins and cost advantages compared to competitors.
It is about time to consolidate and to standardize - but where to begin? Before you can start cleaning, transparency has to be re-established first: Without prior efforts to improve data quality, the part maps of our PartscapeNavigator give you an overview of your 3D models quickly. PartscapeNavigator finds similar and duplicate parts automatically, clusters those parts and prepares them for consolidation and standardization. With a classification, you can structure further individual properties (attributes) of your parts. PartExplorer also finds similar and duplicate parts automatically and starts a workflow to consolidate and standardize those parts. These measures will help to reduce your entire part world. And you will get your existing part chaos under control.
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