Bluestar PLM is Engineer-To-Order at its core
Embedded inside Dynamics 365/AX, Bluestar PLM allows Engineer-To-Order (ETO) manufacturers to manage their entire business within one single cloud-based solution.
By streamlining and automating end-to-end business processes, Bluestar PLM allows you to react to the changing circumstances of one-off projects, by improving collaboration across your organization during product design, fabrication, and delivery. As a result, the risk of making errors leading to costly production mistakes is mitigated, time-to-market is decreased so more orders can be successfully fulfilled.
How Bluestar PLM benefits ETO manufacturers
The ability to effectively coordinate and execute a constant flow of engineering changes across engineering and operations is key to success in engineer-to-order manufacturing. The supply chain must be efficient and capable.
Engineering and operations must be able to work in parallel and in close collaboration at the same time, to avoid bottlenecks, costly errors and delays. This is what enables the company to meet changes in customer demand, stay on schedule and adhere to budgets.
Bluestar PLM is built from the ground-up as a solution specifically for ETO manufacturers. It offers several key benefits that are essential for any company to excel in the ETO business.
Bluestar PLM’s full integration with the market leading mechanical and electrical CAD systems such as SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, Creo, Catia, AutoCAD, Altium, Orcad and many more allows a tighter collaboration between multi-domain design teams. ItAllows CAD users to access and use valuable PLM and ERP data, and utilize CAD drawings on both the PLM and ERP side as auto generated PDFs.
Reuse items and structures
ETO products often reuse existing product structures with modifications based on customer specific requirements. Reusing items eliminate the need to start a product design process from scratch, requiring time-consuming approvals of new items. Learn more about item reusability with the Bluestar Designer CAD-add-in here.
Project and documentation management
Centralize and collect product resources and dependencies like data sheets, documents, and video, containing essential parameters and manufacturing information, essential to the communication between engineering, manufacturing and sales.
Engineering Change Management
Achieve complete transparency in the cost and logistic feasibility of engineering changes and ensure that engineering documentation is always up-to-date. For more details learn about Bluestar ECM here.
Engineering Data Export
Export entire projects and files in an easy and controlled manner, providing suppliers with all the information they need to manufacture products and fulfill orders.
Bluestar PLM supports growing and dynamic BOMs that can be partially released early, even though the final design of the product is not yet determined and approved, to release and communicate long-lead items as soon as possible to purchasing.
How other ETO companies elevated their manufacturing processes with Bluestar PLM?
Bluestar PLM has helped ETO companies from all around the world to achieve unified operations and improved collaboration across their organization! Explore some of our success stories.