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PLM Road Map™ 2016 for the Global Automotive Industry and their Supply Chain Partners

The Changing Face of PLM in the Automotive Industry

November 3, 2016 | The Inn at St. John's | Plymouth | Michigan | USA (8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

  1. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast in the PLM Collaboration Café
  2. 8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. | Welcome
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc. [Bio]
  3. 8:10 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | KEYNOTE: Robotics in American Manufacturing: Launching the “Robots in Manufacturing Environments Innovation Institute”
    Dr. Dean Bartles, Senior Technology Advisor, American Society of Mechanical Engineers [Bio]
    President Obama launched the “National Network of Manufacturing Innovation” (NNMI) in August of 2012 by standing up the first Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on “Additive Manufacturing” (3D printing) in Youngstown, Ohio. Since then, there have been eight additional Manufacturing Innovation Institutes stood up and it is anticipated that at least 15 will be stood up by the end of 2016 and as many as 45 will eventually be stood up. In his presentation, Dr. Bartles will provide an overview of this initiative and discuss in more detail recent developments towards standing up the “Robots in Manufacturing Environments Innovation Institute” specifically.
  4. 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | PLM Vignette: The Future of Automotive Design and Manufacturing
    Mike Ray, Global Automotive Business Development Lead, Autodesk [Bio]
    This presentation will explore how new technology for design and manufacturing is disrupting the automotive industry. Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration—are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore different ways to design, make, and use things. This kind of transformation has happened before, but the pace of change is now much faster. It will also highlight automotive companies who are harnessing the latest technology to fuel innovation.
  5. 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Leveraging Advanced Materials Systems into the Automotive Sector
    Mike Williams, Dow Chemicals (Retired) [Bio]
    To improve the introduction of advanced materials and systems chemical companies must address critical barriers which impede the velocity of new materials introduction across market verticals. To improve revenue growth through increased customer value creation the chemical industry must balance materials sustainability issues and their social and regulatory compliance impacts against an ever increasing customer demand for a shorter innovation cycle time. This presentation will explore the NPDI work process in the context of past use cases in which advanced materials innovation was developed collaboratively between Dow Chemical and the automotive sector. It will examine the barriers to success and propose changes in the intercompany collaboration model using PLM to expedite the monetization of innovation using advanced materials science in the automotive industry.
  6. 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | PLM Vignette: Driving Confidence in Your Supply Chain with 3D CAD Model Validation
    Doug Cheney, CAD Validation Specialist, International TechneGroup (ITI) [Bio]
    3D CAD data moves rapidly within the supply chain—either natively, or in derivative formats such as STEP, JT, or 3D PDF. Complex geometry and Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) such as notes and GD&T must be accurate, complete, and up-to-date across these formats in order for suppliers to benefit from the richness of the information. Incorporating validation into your engineering processes to confirm the quality of native models and the equivalence of their derivatives ensures issues are captured and dispositioned before causing errors and delays in downstream processes.
  7. 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Systems Engineering: The Ford Engineering Design Environment
    George Herman, Executive Lead for Application Delivery (IT) Product Development, Systems Engineering, Ford Motor Company [Bio]
    To come.

  8. 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café

  9. 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | PLM Vignette: MBSE and the Business of Engineering
    Marc Lind, SVP of Global Marketing, Aras [Bio]
    As product complexity continues to increase, highly collaborative cross-discipline engineering processes are essential to the successful development of next generation aircraft, vehicles, equipment, defense technologies, and other systems. To deal with the growing complexity and tie requirements through functional, logical, and physical product structure, organizations are moving to implement Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). But unless MBSE is connected with the business it risks remaining just another isolated island of automation. This presentation will describe new approaches that help MBSE to drive the business of engineering with existing systems like ALM and PLM and connect processes across the company and suppliers.
  10. 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. | ALM/PLM Integration at Delphi
    Doug Niccum, - Manager, Global Engineering IT, Delphi [Bio]
    Delphi Automotive is becoming more and more of a software company. As software content continues to increase, this places additional emphasis on tools such as ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) which help to ensure process compliance, and provide automation which enables engineers to spend more time on innovation. Most of Delphi’s products are sold as hardware with embedded software. Thus, software is considered to be a part in the product assembly which is managed or controlled at release by the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system. Given the complexity of embedded systems and the need to align the correct software with the hardware, ALM/PLM integration becomes essential in delivering flawless products.
  11. 11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Enabling Next Generation PLM Strategies for the Digital Enterprise
    Lou Pascarella, CTO, Geometric [Bio]
    The Digital Thread concept promises a lot; but the journey to achieve it is not easy. For years PLM solutions have been focused around mechanical engineering departments and missing the value of connections across the entire product development lifecycle. A Digital Thread Platform can be built by constructing a bi-direction traceability linkage model from captured events across the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Service domains. Product complexity is increasing day-by-day with increased electronics/embedded software content but traditional PLM is not able to keep up with the pace of change. Next generation PLM as a Product Innovation Platform enabled by digital thread, is the key for product successes in this digital era. This presentation will share building blocks and some best practices, as companies embark on this journey to transform existing legacy PLM backbone to next generation PLM platform.
  12. 11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Reliability of Software Intensive Products
    David Dronzkowski, Senior Manager – Systems and Components Quality Reliability Engineering, FCA US LLC  [Bio]
    Increased proliferation of connectivity and controls in all products presents new challenges to today’s product engineer. Beyond the obvious need of ensuring that the right technical expertise exists to successfully integrate this technology, it is equally as important to ensure the product meets customer requirements, through all use cases, over the life of the product. These are the challenges associated with determining reliability of software intensive products. This presentation will discuss the topic of software reliability including some definitions and applicable standards. Focus will then shift to practical reliability demonstration and conclude with a brief discussion on the consequences of a poor validation planning and execution.
  13. 12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. | A word from Lunch Sponsor, openBoM
    Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO & Co-founder, openBoM
    Learn more about openBoM and how it provides the automotive industry with a cloud-based supply chain collaboration solution alternative to supply chain portals, supply chain exchange packages, and spreadsheet export/import functions to PLM and ERP tools.

  14. 12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  15. 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Legacy Modernization - A Journey
    Edzil Gonsalves, Lead Consultant for New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Processes for US Auto, Tata Consultancy Services [Bio]
    Even in today’s dynamic business environment, manufacturing enterprises continue to use legacy IT applications across multiple business processes like product development, supply chain, manufacturing, etc. which act as an “Achilles heel” to the organization’s progress. Thus, modernization of these legacy applications is being increasingly perceived as an imperative for: the deployment of efficient operations and processes, ensuring the enhanced visibility of processes across business functions, improving the synchronization between demand and planning, and reducing the costs by optimizing the business. This presentation will discuss the modernization imperatives, approaches, and few experiences that can help the Legacy Modernization Journey gain momentum.
  16. 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Product Change Cost Calculations in the Change Management Workflow
    Reynaldo Reyes, Director, Engineering Tools and Processes, Lear Corporation [Bio]
    The cost calculation for a typical product change requires the involvement of several disciplines within a typical organization. In many organizations, the PLM system and workflow are kept very simple and tend to capture minimal information regarding cost, usually limited to cost summaries. Organizations can bring the calculation of cost and price into the PLM workflow by extending the data model to capture the elements necessary for such cost calculations, standardizing the way those calculations are performed and presented, and making the PLM system the master of such information. This presentation will consider the impact of product change cost calculations in the change management workflow.
  17. 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles
    Dr. Sandeep Sovani, Director, Global Automotive Industry, ANSYS [Bio]
    Autonomous vehicles need to be much safer than human drivers under all conditions, before they can be rolled out to consumers confidently. Recently at the Paris Auto Show, Toyota president Mr. Aikido Toyoda said: "In order to accomplish this safely, it is estimated that some 14.2 billion kilometers [8.8 billion miles] of testing, including simulation, are required." Clearly, simulation has a critical role to play in autonomous vehicle development. Simulation of the autonomous vehicle control loop requires modeling drive scenarios, high-fidelity sensor models, software models, vehicle component models, and vehicle dynamics models. And it needs a platform that can seamlessly orchestrate the entire simulation loop. This presentation will review various elements of autonomous vehicle simulation and the tools and capabilities needed to conduct the simulations.
  18. 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Product Cost Reduction
    Dana Nickerson, Managing Solution Architect, Capgemini [Bio]
    Product cost reduction is a constant objective for product development. The cost of sourced materials must be well managed for a product to achieve the desired and planned margins. In this presentation we will examine how product development and procurement organizations can use new PLM technologies to collaborate and use big data techniques to find and implement product cost reduction opportunities. As a side benefit, once data is developed for material engineering, it can be used for many other analyses including the Internet of Things (IoT).

  19. 3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  20. 3:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | KEYNOTE: The Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Ride Sharing on Customer Usage and Design for Reliability
    James M Wasiloff, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Reliability Leader, BAE Systems [Bio]
    The biggest challenge envisioned from the paradigm shift associated with contemporary ride sharing scenarios and the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology is the emergence of a radically new, highly accelerated “24/7” customer usage profile. Current vehicle usage cycles are typically very low, 5% or less. Within the context of a fully mature Autonomous Vehicle environment involving structured car sharing, the daily vehicle usage rate could grow to 95% or more. The increased use of vehicles and the corresponding aging will have an impact on vehicle system life, and will have a significant degradation effect-a hypothesis that needs to be carefully explored and statistically validated at the vehicle, system, subsystem and component level. This interactive presentation will consider the impact of autonomous vehicle technology and ride sharing on customer usage and design for reliability.
  21. 4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.| KEYNOTE: The Future of PLM in the Automotive Industry: A CIMdata Perspective
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc. [Bio]
    Over the past 30+ years, CIMdata has worked with companies around the world, helping them define and implement PLM enabling technologies and processes. As a result, CIMdata has gained a wealth of knowledge related to PLM and its associated best practices, as well as how to best apply and adopt PLM for the betterment of a company. CIMdata, using its industry leading outside-in viewpoint, will describe its vision for PLM’s future, its place within an enterprise’s application architecture, and how automotive industry participants and PLM experts should be prepared to respond.
  22. 4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Closing Comments

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