David Natt, Industrial Engineer at B&R Enclosures, presented on the company’s digital transformation journey at Dassault Systèmes’ booth at the PACIFIC International Maritime Exposition 2019
Dassault Systèmes has announced that B&R Enclosures, a leading Australian small and medium enterprise (SME) with a reputation for excellence in the design, manufacture and electrical integration of electrical and data enclosures, is implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop their digital capabilities, achieve greater operational efficiencies and better respond to customer requirements in an international marketplace.
B&R Enclosures was looking to make a transformative leap in its product management and invest in customisable manufacturing techniques to gain a competitive edge and stay ahead of the changing demands of the manufacturing market. As a participant of the Virtual Shipyard Program, they were able to witness firsthand how the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform could help SMEs level-up their business transformation and better compete in the global manufacturing sector.
“I know first-hand that there is real interest in Digital Transformation as a strategy to support the prosperity and growth of Australian SMEs. B&R is delighted to have Dassault Systèmes as one of our key partners in our Industry 4.0 Journey due to Dassault Systèmes’ experience and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s attributes,” said Chris Bridges-Taylor, General Manager, B&R Enclosures.
With a focus on increasing information transparency across its design and production processes, B&R Enclosures piloted the use of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve collaboration and streamline decision-making. Key benefits include:
- Information transparency across design and production process: The platform will allow everyone across the ecosystem, from customers to suppliers to gain access to a single digital source of product information. This means that information can be shared in real time, enabling different teams to better collaborate with one another and resolve potential issues in a timely manner.
- Agility to respond to customer needs: As products are digitally designed, design knowledge can be re-used to improve efficiency and better manage engineer-to-order products and the product lifecycle of its standard products. This accords B&R Enclosures with a competitive advantage to meet customers’ complete needs faster, at lower costs and at higher quality.
- Lead the market: Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the only platform that is both a system of operations and a business model. By harnessing technologies built for knowledge sharing and know-how application – inventing, learning, producing and training can be aligned to provide fulfilling customer experiences and not just as-expected products and services. B&R Enclosures can quickly develop new design and manufacturing concepts and pursue new business opportunities in a fast-changing global market.
- Train the future workforce: In order to compete internationally, B&R Enclosures is investing in training to upskill their workforce for the future and collaborative ways of working with new transformative digital technologies.
“For decades, we have been a vital partner for the greatest industrial transformations, helping leading companies across industries to rethink their ways of working, using the virtual world to improve the real world. We bring best practices from every industry to our customers, enabling them to stand on the shoulders of giants. The Virtual Shipyard Program showcases the best of our capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enabling companies to design, analyze, simulate and collaborate in an interactive environment. We are proud to partner with B&R Enclosures in its transformation journey,” said Masaki Sox Konno, Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes.
For more information:
Manufacturing in the Age of Experience: https://ifwe.3ds.com/manufacturing
Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences for the Marine and Offshore industry: https://ifwe.3ds.com/marine-offshore
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions: http://www.3ds.com