Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services
Kovair has recently signed a strategic partnership with PTC as Regional System Integration (RSI) partner, providing end-to-end PLM services with PTC’s Windchill PLM as the core technology.
Kovair’s PLM team of Solution Architects, Functional Consultants, System Architects, Database Experts, and Developers has more than 50+ years of collective experience in PLM Consulting, implementation, integration, upgrade, migration and support services for the discrete manufacturing industries.
PLM Assessment Consulting
With over two decades of PLM (product lifecycle management) consulting experience coupled with a robust assessment methodology (Kovair’s PLM Assessment Framework), Kovair’s PLM consultants are experts in assessing relevant business processes for discrete manufacturing customers and recommending phase-wise roadmap to implement PLM together with a prioritized action plan and business value proposition.
Kovair’s assessment methodology is an adapted Six Sigma DMAIC approach outlining the 3M’s (Method, Measure and Manage), which baselines the As-is context, provides assistance in coming up with “To-BE” vision, and analyzing the gaps to recommend a prioritized implementation plan.
Kovair’s PLM Assessment Framework introduces a process Maturity Model for capturing the As-Is state of current customer environment and providing suitable indication on improvement areas.
Kovair’s Engineering Collaboration Framework is an implementation methodology built on top of Six Sigma approach (3M’s – Method, Measure & Manage). This is a proven platform that helps companies to realize their Product Development Vision. Standardization is a core element of this framework described by the following themes:
- Data Standardization (Migration or Integration)
- Process Standardization (e.g. — closed loop multi-system change management)
- Part Standardization (multidisciplinary data management through multi-CAD/ALM-PLM-ERP-Integration)
- BOM Standardization — Integrated e/m BOM structure for software and hardware (Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical)
- Numbering standardization (identity management is a very critical element for successful organizational change management or successful PLM implementation for handling legacy numbering/methods)
Kovair’s PLM consultants have successfully done 6 Upgrade projects in the past. Some of these include custom Windchill version 11 upgrade, the latest release of PTC’s Windchill PLM. They are experienced to understand the nuances of project planning, execution, monitoring and control; including the dependencies for effective coordination with PLM maker’s technical support, for resolving issues like data inconsistencies, healing or coming up with suitable approaches to address issues like API deprecation.
Adapted from ITIL’s support methodology, Kovair’s PLM support services framework has an established product support team with multiple support window options including 24×7 operations as needed by its customers. It is uniquely positioned to offer a range of PLM support services to its end customers like on-demand, dedicated remote, onsite administrative or end user support needs for either post implementation or post upgrade support needs.