Anark presented together with GE Power as part of the COE “Ask-The-Expert” Webinar Series.
Leading global manufacturers like GE Power and their supplier communities are under increasing pressure to drive greater efficiencies, improve product quality, and accelerate new product introduction (NPI) cycles through the adoption and implementation of more modern, connected, digital processes and solutions.
During the webinar, Kena Yokoyama, Engineering Manager for Product Definition, GE Gas Power had the following to say:
“Our error rate has been coming down by a significant amount every year…with Anark our error rate has gone down to 5% to 10% which is much lower than it used to be.”
Supplier collaboration is often still managed as an ad-hoc and disconnected set of processes in which OEMs and their suppliers rely on ad-hoc and often untraceable modes of technical data access and collaboration such as email, faxed drawings, phone calls, and general file-sharing portal solutions.
This presentation provides an overview of the GE Power journey, enabled by ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE and Anark Core MBEWeb, using a modern, flexible, web-based system for more secure, effective, and traceable collaboration with their supplier partners.
This Webinar was able to provide valuable lessons, including:
- Common stumbling blocks and costs associated with ad-hoc supplier collaboration and purchasing processes.
- How secure, connected, role-specific Technical Data Packages (TDPs), with support for a wide array of technical data types such as 3D MCAD, 3D ECAD, 2D drawings, BOMs, text, and images, enable more effective data exchange and collaboration between OEMs and their suppliers through the entire procurement cycle.
- Importance of “data coherency” that ensures that OEMs and suppliers are always utilizing the correct versions of technical data.
- How intuitive visual collaboration leads to accelerated supplier-bid cycles, improved quality, reduced risk, and greater visibility to contract manufacturing partners’ work-in-process (WIP) status.
- Jim Merry, Anark Senior Director of Business Development
- Kena Yokoyama, Engineering Manager Product Definition for GE Gas Power
- Scott Collins, Anark CTO and Executive VP of Product Development