SOMFY manufacturers motors and controls for windows, doors and gates. Dominic Sebille, development and project director, presented at PLM Connection Europe on their implementation of Teamcenter unified architecture. Here’s a summary and a brief video sound bite from Dominic in English AND en Français.
Dominic noted that the company has grown and the need for tight control of product data has become a must. The drivers of this PLM project included providing a unique data repository for process and product design changes as well as implementing workflows.
Lessons learned included:
Keep it standard and simple (leveraging the architecture OOTB, avoiding custom development).
Start change management early.
Get the best expertise for each step of the project.
Prepare – training PLM concepts and Teamcenter as well as aligning business needs with the solutions.
PCO Innovation supported the implementation and presented with Dominic.