Secure and flexible integration of engineering and direct material suppliers based on Siemens Teamcenter
The software part of Atos’ “Supplier Connect” offering represents a secure and reliable data exchange platform that builds the bridge between internal applications such as PLM or ERP systems and external third-party applications.
Thanks to this platform manufacturing companies can establish a connected product development process with their external partners and improve the overall communication with their suppliers as well as among their internal stakeholders.
Important cornerstones of this platform are advanced reporting and analytics capabilities that manufacturers are empowered with in order to monitor their engineering and design processes. Furthermore “Supplier Connect” enables knowledge management across organizational boundaries by a close integration into enterprise social networks.
For engineers, “Supplier Connect” enables collaboration from the very beginning of the design process by early supplier involvement. Supplier data will directly be accessible in the working environment and closed loop communication with suppliers will be enabled.
Procurement will benefit from automated & secure data syndication between commercial ERP systems and integrated PLM applications. “Supplier Connect” will make supplier data management an easy and self-manageable process that improves the supplier qualification process.
“Supplier Connect” enables real-time process & data management. This provides a tremendous benefit for the operational tasks of IT departments. Furthermore Atos adds reliability to its offering by guaranteed security & regular audits also from the cloud.
Siemens Teamcenter, the PLM application of choice in the “Supplier Connect” offering, already comes with a large set of functionalities for product designers. Among the most important benefits of the PLM application customers can trust on advanced functionality to enabled enterprise collaboration based on standard use cases, like design data exchange including supplier self service, direct material sourcing and supplier program management.
Atos provides functional enhancements for template based supplier onboarding, qualification, self-update and reporting/analytics. Furthermore Atos adds reliability for the complete solution stack by guaranteed security & regular audits also from the cloud
Supplier Collaboration within Product
Development from Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC)