A cloud-based product lifecycle management system enables access to real-time data to help streamline workflows
Roulunds Braking – a manufacturer of braking products to the automotive industry – is using Autodesk PLM 360 lifecycle management software from Autodesk, Inc. as its central source of information for the expansion of the company’s manufactured products business. Unlike traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, Autodesk PLM 360 is a more affordable, instant-on, cloud-based PLM system capable of integrating and adapting easily with existing systems.
Mark Lawrence, development engineer at Roulunds Braking, says: “It’s the only product of its kind. The ability to rapidly deploy the system and provide all users with access to real-time data has significantly minimised development errors and improved development time. Using Autodesk PLM 360, I’m able to configure the system to work just how we want it, with no software development experience and little or no outside consulting help.”
At Roulunds, Autodesk PLM 360 manages new product development data across the globe, providing approximately 50 users with access to design schedules and modifications. Autodesk PLM 360 helps streamline workflow, keeping all stakeholders informed of the work done by others through automatically generated emails. Roulunds then migrates the relevant design release data to a company-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Mark Lawrence says: “Our customers tell us they prefer being able to help themselves to our most current design information and request changes while proceeding with their designs. The ability to use Autodesk PLM 360 to selectively reveal up-to-date product engineering data was a major selection criteria for us.”
Roulunds Braking has expanded rapidly over the past few years and now supplies original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as the after-sales market.
To find out more about the cloud-based Autodesk PLM 360 software and other products, visit the Autodesk website at www.autodesk.co.uk.