Automating the lifecycle management of your products is essential because it ensures a single source of information and streamlined processes from concept to end-of-life. Finding the right information and sharing knowledge is a remarkably time-consuming and likely area for mistakes to occur. Anything you can do to help you manage complex product information, as well as engineering and manufacturing workflows, will positively impact your bottom line.
Automating the lifecycle management of your products is essential because it ensures a single source of information and streamlined processes from concept to end-of-life. System and product development elements are additional touch points to consider over and above product and process data management. These include product roadmap, requirements and verification management, quality planning, traceability, and more. All these capabilities play a crucial role in using lifecycle management (PLM) for more than just product and process data management. Automating your product lifecycle, including all these elements, empowers your business to make unified, information-driven decisions at every stage of the product development process, from planning and designing the system to realizing the physical product and finally to optimizing based on performance for continual improvement. Because accelerating your ability to produce the complex products your customers want, from concept to end of life, will positively impact your bottom line.
Automating your product's lifecycle management can provide the right information at the right time and ensure right-the-first-time products. To achieve this, it must include all aspects of your product's development, and we'll discuss the following:
- Product roadmap - to communicate and manage your system or product vision and strategic direction
- Measure metrics and KPIs - with real-time reporting – you can turn information and data into action
- Quality planning and traceability - to leverage requirements, identify issues early, increasing the success rate of your product launches
- Requirements and verification management - so that you start compliant and stay compliant, ensuring the satisfaction of your internal or external stakeholders
Porter joined Siemens in 2020 having completed over 30 years in the semiconductor and electronics engineering domain across multiple industries, including consumer electronics, mil/aero, automotive, and network infrastructure. He’s worked for Apple and Huawei, EDA software companies including Mentor, Synopsys and Cadence, start-ups and assumed professional services roles for high and low volume products. He has extensive experience in digital transformation architecture and implementation from both a customer and solution provider viewpoint. As VP of Semiconductor and Electronics Industry for Siemens, Porter is the executive responsible for industry thought leadership, defining strategy, driving specific product requirements, and defining specific market solutions for Siemens Digital Industries Software customers in the electronics and semiconductor market.
Armenti has over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Prior to joining Siemens, Craig held management, technical marketing and application engineering positions at several major telecommunication and software companies including Mentor Graphics, Zuken, BlackBerry, Motorola and AT&T Bell Labs.