Over the last decade, the Indian economy has shown exceptional growth, in part owing to its robust manufacturing sector. This momentum is expected to continue from 6.7% in 2017-18 to 7.2% in 2019, led by new policies and advancements in technology. Policies, which increased manufacturing contribution by 7.6% as well as a country-wide move towards digitization and automation, have made the climate ready for innovation and new ideas, transforming production pathways.
Bolstered by these movements, Indian SMEs are eager to chart new terrain to give the country’s manufacturing sector a definitive leg up. It is important to go beyond traditional product lifecycles and linear supply chain models in order to fully realize the potential of available resources. At Dassault Systèmes, we believe that breaking down barriers between stakeholders and establishing digital continuity will prove key as India moves forward on this growth curve, preparing to “Create in India” which is the next step towards sustained value generation. Companies should be able to easily collaborate, recreate processes in virtual formats, access a common data source, and work across a flexible and highly productive “Connected Value Network”, instead of rigid supply chains.
The term “Value Network” describes enterprises that truly connect into a network of partners that collaborate and communicate with lightning speed. Existing supply chains should be replaced by interconnected Value Networks that need, as an integral part, the orchestration and coordination which was previously unavailable in linear supply chains. Today’s business challenges demand the latest capabilities simply to compete and remain viable in an environment of rapidly changing demand, global competition and markets, and constant cost pressures. To that end, our 3DEXPERIENCE Platform will eliminate barriers between various disciplines, offering every stakeholder a common view and shared technology access. This ensures that SMEs are not beholden to specific vendors, and are free to operate with enhanced speed and agility. Access to digital technologies like these can dramatically improve productivity for small to mid-sized manufacturers.
The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform enables solutions for SMEs in multiple domains including Transportation & Mobility (T&M), Industrial Equipment, and Aerospace & Defense (A&D). Let us look at these solutions in greater detail.
Unlocking new business opportunities for T&M suppliers
The Bid to Win solution comprises a range of features from project management to machining and various product engineering processes. As T&M suppliers in India look at optimizing product development and meet emerging customer demands, Bid to Win will help identify new business and then align manufacturing processes to stay on track. It uses the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to create a connected value network with collaboration across multiple teams, subject matter experts, and geographies so that the final product is in-sync with customer expectations. This will also reduce errors in production, controlling costs and meeting timelines.
Bid to Win has already shown significant positive outcomes. 3CON, a global leader in manufacturing equipment for the automotive industry was able to improve design productivity by 30%, meeting highly specific client requirements on time. Dassault Systèmes is eager to bring these benefits to Indian small manufacturers and T&M suppliers as well.
Improving time-to-market for industrial equipment manufacturing
Accelerating production and getting the right equipment to customers faster can give manufacturers a clear advantage. Dassault Systèmes’ Single Source for Speed, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, is a unified data-driven framework that offers digital continuity and governance. This covers the entire manufacturing process from engineering to production and maintenance, in a single repository. Using Single Source for Speed, SMEs can enable better collaboration for engineers, simulate designs, use digital twin technology to speed up manufacturing, and finally, leverage an immersive visual experience to reimagine customer services.
The Riello Group (an industrial equipment manufacturer in the energy segment) leveraged Single Source for Speed to cut down product development time across different plants and research centers. It created a single, centralized database which could be accessed by every stakeholder, simplifying the intricate processes involved in manufacturing boilers, heaters, and other energy equipment.
Enhancing A&D supplier performance from bid to delivery
Manufacturing in A&D is a complex process, involving multiple stakeholders, disciplines, regulations, and toolsets, not to mention high demand and timeline pressures. Orchestrating these can be a challenge for smaller enterprises, especially if they are startups and new to the landscape. Engineered to Fly allows suppliers to expand their business while maintaining profitability. Equipped with digital continuity from bid to delivery, it is easier to close new opportunities, collaborate during product development,product designing, product simulation and scale manufacturing competencies.
Dassault Systèmes has forged partnerships with India’s burgeoning aerospace startup ecosystem like the recently announced alliance with Bengaluru-based General Aeronautics. Engineered to Fly will help the startup design next-generation design Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with a unique multirole functionality. Innovations like these are at the core of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform’s value proposition for the country’s SMEs.
We are eager to offer the Indian SME community deeper insights into how the latest digital technologies could introduce cross-functional collaboration and break traditional silos. “Companies who want to innovate faster, be more efficient and agile and bring visibility to the datasets of engineering, manufacturing and to the entire company has to have a digital thread as a backbone called as digital continuity,” explains Shree HARSHA, India Marketing Director at Dassault Systèmes. That is why we are bringing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to manufacturing hubs across India as part of “3DEXPERIENCE on Wheels: Connected Value Network”, starting 8th of May, 2019. Our focus areas will be the three mega industry verticals of Industrial Equipment, Aerospace & Defense, and Transportation & Mobility.
Given that India boasts the second largest MSME base in the world, with sales in sectors such as auto components expected to rise manifold by 2020, the opportunity for suppliers is immense. We look forward to showcasing the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform using immersive technologies during “3DEXPERIENCE on Wheels: Connected Value Network”, realizing new avenues towards “Create in India” for the nation’s SMEs. Watch this space for more updates on your preferred location and vertical. Slots are now open for booking at: http://www.3dexperienceonwheels.com/