Remember learning how to drive? You may have been cautioned about blind spots, and practiced navigating through traffic cones, parallel parking and backing out of your driveway using mirrors…fun wasn’t it?
But things are changing. Newer cars can park themselves, helping us to avoid hitting curbs. And collision avoidance systems are common in many new vehicles today, helping us to reduce the risk of accidents caused by blind spots. Due to safety concerns, rear-view visibility systems are no longer just a luxury item as they will soon be required in all US vehicles by law.
There’s no doubt that technology has, in a lot of ways, made our lives easier and safer. But technology today is also responsible for positive changes in the corporate world. For instance, the right PLM technology can help manufacturers identify blind spots in their supply chains.
Collaborating with suppliers, and achieving transparency and traceability in the supply chain are critical business objectives for manufacturers. Leading companies realize that they must have a solution framework in place to support these objectives. We are not talking about a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather, a need for a foundation to support multiple use cases that allow suppliers and their customers to easily and securely collaborate and share process and product data throughout the product development process. From direct materials sourcing, to design data exchange, supplier program management and supplier material disclosure use cases.
In this age of innovative technology, companies must keep up with consumer demands for more complex, higher quality, more sustainable, and less costly products – while beating their competition to the market. With the right solution in place to identify blind spots in your supplier integration process, you can reduce the risk of not reaching your business objectives. Do you know where your blind spots are in addressing supplier integration? Find out how Siemens Teamcenter Supplier Collaboration solutions can help you find and address them.