Bayly made a significant enhancement to it's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes in 2008 and established a capability that allows a complete set of product design data to be collected, managed, configured and shared with the wider project team and suppliers.
Communicate, manage and collaborate
In reality a project does not run sequentially or in isolation of other product development projects. Information is flowing between different people and systems. A major part of PLM is the co-ordination of and management of product definition data. This includes managing engineering changes and release status of components; configuration product variations; document management; planning project resources and timescale and risk assessment.
Bayly's PLM system and tools allows our development teams (including clients, suppliers and partners)
Bayly uses an SAS solution provided and supported by Arena Solutions to manage the BOM, Drawings, CAD data, design specifications, sourcing information and other documentation and information that is produced during a project.
By collecting and managing the product data in our PLM system we are able to deliver a greater value to our clients. During the development of the design the PLM system is populated with the BOM, drawings and specification data that you and your suppliers can access, use and add to. At the completion of the project, the PLM data sits in the database for ongoing use, easy transfer to your own database or collection for storage in your own system.
Read more about how Bayly view PLM in it's business and how some of our clients have found the process.
Product lifecycle management
is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal.
PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise.