IHC Merwede will standardize its entire global product development and product data management processes on Siemens’ integrated suite of product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions.
The multi-million dollar contract is part of the company’s ambitious “One IHC” initiative launched in 2012 to harmonize all its major business processes and optimize the value it produces for its customers. The strategy within the Siemens PLM Software business unit to focus on delivering industry-specific solutions was instrumental in earning IHC Merwede’s confidence and business.
The contract with IHC Merwede includes licenses of several different Siemens PLM Software solutions. The company will use NX™ software as its flagship solution for integrated 3D computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE), as well as the compatible Solid Edge® software solution for selected design and engineering projects.
This will lower costs and improve processes by significantly reducing the number of CAD systems in use at IHC and producing 3D product models that integrate seamlessly with the company’s product data management (PDM) and ERP systems.
Siemens’ Teamcenter® portfolio will serve as the exclusive PDM system, establishing a single source for the massive amounts of product information associated with IHC Merwede’s complex and sophisticated ship configurations.
Teamcenter provides a fast and easy method for accessing this information for rapid evaluation, decision making and re-use.
Teamcenter, NX and Solid Edge are designed to operate as a seamlessly integrated PLM system, and through the use of software from Siemens’ recently acquired TESIS PLMware, IHC Merwede will have an industry proven solution for PLM/ERP integration as well.
Press Release, April 8, 2014