困難さが高まる、製品バリエーションの管理

製品が様々な仕組みの組み合わせ「システムズ・オブ・システムズ」となり、製品内の組み込みソフトウェアや電子部品が増加するにつれ、製品バリエーションの管理は難しくなるばかりです。製造業各社はプラットフォーム、製品ライン、機能、オプションの非効率な管理に苦しんでおり、エラー、遅延を引き起こし、顧客のニーズに応えられず、広範囲にわたる手直しを発生させています。

Automotive Variants

Best Practice: Manage Product Variance in One Place

To harness the power of reuse, increase productivity, and reduce errors and delays. Furthermore, manufacturers can define their product architecture. Manufacturers need to define their product architecture and manage variability in one structure, such as a BOM, rather than having unique structures for each variant.

Variant Management with Aras

Aras enables you to capture variability in one structure with the product data.

With this approach, manufacturers can:

  • Define and manage platforms, product lines, product models, and variable items with features, options, and rules
  • Manage configurable structures that capture variable and static content such as parts or technical documentation
  • Configure a structure based on features and options to meet customer needs

Key Features

  • Define and manage variability including features, options, marketing & engineering rules
  • Build a configurable BOM and define product variability where it applies
  • Configure structures for a given set of features and options
  • Subject BOMs to configuration and change management processes

Benefits

  • View breadth of product portfolio and technical details all in one place
  • Tie variability and product data closely across disciplines and throughout the lifecycle
  • Meet customer needs with features and options with greater efficiency
  • Adhere to configuration management, change management processes
  • Maximize part re-use by leveraging the power of commonality across product lines
  • Streamline product design processes

Availability

Variant Management is available in Aras Innovator version 11SP12 via expanded Configurator Services. A Sample Application of Variant Management can be found on the Aras Labs page on GitHub.