Tano Maenza, director of program management office for PLM implementations at Emerson, presented today at the news conference on the IBM-Siemens PLM alliance. Emerson uses Teamcenter as its “innovation management engine.”
He presented a high level view of Emerson’s PLM strategy. They focus on:
globalizing assets including the engineering and manufacturing workforce
driving business efficiency particularly with “one source of truth in data”
new product development process.
He shared his experience in working with IBM and Siemens PLM on Emerson’s PLM Center of Excellence. Together they developed a PLM maturity assessment that helps Emerson determine PLM-readiness for divisions. From the assessment, they can map a division to a very defined roadmap.
He noted how they leverage IBM and Siemens PLM is as extensions of their corporate support in remote locations.
Tano elaborated on the Emerson’s deployment of “Teamcenter-in-a-box” that I covered briefly in previous post. A couple years ago one of their smaller divisions with a small IT staff asked corporate to provide a standard configured solution. So Emerson met with Siemens PLM and IBM in a lab and created the multi-tenet structure needed.