Mumbai, September 15, 2017
VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV), a joint venture in India between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited, will use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform of Dassault Systemes - the French firm that provides 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions - to cost-effectively develop and deliver innovative, high-quality trucks and buses to the growing commercial vehicle market in India.
VECV is deploying ‘Modular, Glocal and Secure’ industry solution experience for an integrated approach to product development that accommodates regional requirements. The deployment is part of the company’s Integrated Data Management (IDM) initiative, which aims to improve quality, streamline the product development process, and deliver business value across the organisation by integrating the processes, data and systems of its engineering and manufacturing value chain.
Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, ‘Modular, Glocal and Secure’ industry solution experience unifies digital information in a single collaborative environment that is accessible to VECV’s product planning and portfolio management, product development, vehicle integration, and manufacturing planning departments, as well as to its partners. Teams can address the complexity of a diverse product portfolio with agile variant and configuration management of global product designs and a bill of materials containing all variants. VECV can meet evolving customer expectations for performance and quality while optimizing costs and cycle times.
“After an 18-month business consulting engagement, we recognised the need for business process efficiencies to easily test new ideas, accelerate product verification and validation, and deliver innovative products to market faster at less cost. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can digitally ensure that our customers’ interests are represented at every phase of product development, from product strategy to shop floor,” said R S Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, Eicher Trucks & Buses.
Olivier Sappin, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systemes, said, “Adopting a product strategy to meet diverse regional demands and to localise the development of differentiating technologies is a key concern for many original equipment manufacturers. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides digital continuity to accelerate innovation, improve product quality and performance, and reduce engineering lead time and costs. More and more commercial vehicle manufacturers are recognising the value that it can bring to their business.”