High-Tech Customer Case: Bird Reduces Duplicate Parts by 75%

Bird Technologies (Bird) is one of the world’s leading providers of radio frequency products and services. The company designs and manufactures a large variety of components for its RF equipment at multiple sites in Ohio, New York, Virginia and Sweden.

John Winter, Bird’s mechanical engineering manager, knew that the company had many 3D models that, if reused in new designs, would considerably cut costs and market delivery time.

Results with OnePart

Using EXALEAD’s Sourcing & Standardization Intelligence on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Bird was able to identify over 3,000 duplicate parts. The company used EXALEAD to reduce that number by 75%, a figure Winter expects to rise as its usage increases. In addition, he notes the application was very easy to install: “Once the system was installed, it took under six hours to get it up and running.”

 

PART 1: Automate and improve parts classification (OnePart Reduce)

PART 2: Enable more informed sourcing decisions (3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace PartSupply)

PART 3: Increase parts reuse by designers and engineers (OnePart Reuse)

Customer Case: Bird Reduces Duplicate Parts by 75%

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Karin

Karin is a brand content creator on the NETVIBES-EXALEAD Marketing team. Previously in Corporate Communications, she has been at Dassault Systèmes for over 14 years.