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 PDF Key takeaways: Top AEC industry performers tend to employ more technologies, and their performance is strongly correlated with current technology usage and growth in IT investment The majority of respondents see potential to reduce costs by more than 10% for both pre-commissioning and post-commissioning phases of building lifecycles The greatest potential for process improvement is expected from reducing risks, a need for fewer changes, and better project estimating Introduction CIMdata recently conducted an online survey of professionals involved with the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The survey was fielded in July 2016, with a second distribution to a more senior group in September 2016, and 84 completed responses were included in the subsequent analysis. 73% of survey respondents were executives, managers, architects, or engineers. 64% of respondents indicated that they work for companies based in the U.S. or Canada, while 67% of respondents indicated that they work for companies with more than 100 employees.
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 PDF Key takeaways: Many leading PLM and simulation and analysis (S&A) solution providers are building integrated multiphysics portfolios, in many cases through strategic acquisitions COMSOL AB began with a multiphysics product vision and continues to expand and enhance their offerings via internal R&D The COMSOL Application Builder helps experienced S&A analysts build complex and validated multiphysics simulation applications COMSOL apps can be delivered globally by COMSOL Server in a Web browser to a wide range of simulation experts as well as design engineering users on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices COMSOL recently held their COMSOL Conference 2016 at the Newton Marriott, just outside Boston, Massachusetts. Over 300 attendees took part in the many training sessions, and convened for the excellent keynotes spread across the two-day agenda. The privately owned COMSOL Group focuses on software solutions for complex multiphysics modeling and simulation. Founded in Sweden in 1986, the company’s offerings had their start in a graduate course at
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 PDF Key takeaways: Complete and accurate design history files (DHF) and device master records (DMR) are critical to successfully launching and supporting medical device products Paper or file folder-based processes often used to manage documentation slow time to market, make data hard to manage, and make effective risk management, verification, validation, and full traceability difficult to support Minerva’s Medical Device solution, based on Aras Innovator, helps companies develop and support products by structuring data and processes using industry best practices to speed time to market while managing risk Introduction The medical device industry consists of products ranging from single components such as a bone screw to complex diagnostic systems that can include mechanical, electronic, software, and formulated components. Quality and compliance processes are critical to ensuring product safety and are monitored closely by regulatory agencies. Time to market is key to business success. Within our consulting practice, the common issues for medical product companies seen by
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 PDF Key takeaways: In most companies, product cost and manufacturing knowledge and requirements are spread across different functions and information systems Competitive pressures to win business are forcing companies to make decisions earlier in the lifecycle, making it more difficult to get disconnected functions to bid to win and to make money The most successful companies take a team approach to product costing, fostering collaboration among design engineers, cost engineers, manufacturing, and supply chain management aPriori designed their solutions to support the deep subject matter expertise needed to simulate manufacturing processes cost effectively within a collaboration environment that helps teams meet their market requirements and costing objectives In today’s economy manufacturing companies are facing competition from all sides. While global competition makes the headlines, these same companies increasingly face new competitors at home using new approaches, new materials, and new value chains. Competing on price or delivery, or even features, are not enough when taken alone.
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