The two businesses are collaborating on the creation of a new software application that combines systems engineering and asset management in order to facilitate traceability and sustainable product development.
This application will link engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electronic, electrical, and software engineering.
Siemens Digital Industries Software and IBM (NYSE:IBM) made an announcement today that they are expanding their long-term cooperation by working to develop a unified software solution that integrates their respective products for systems engineering, service lifecycle management, and asset management. This development will take place as part of a joint project.
Increasing competitive challenges, tight labour markets, and growing environmental compliance objectives need organisations to adopt a more holistic management strategy that spans the product and asset lifetime.
This is necessary because organisations face increasing demand to comply with environmental regulations.
The companies will work together to create a joint software solution that will assist businesses in optimising product lifecycles, making it simpler to enhance traceability across processes, prototyping and testing concepts much earlier in the development process, and adopting more environmentally friendly product designs.
The objective is to assist businesses in accelerating innovation and time to market, both of which may result in increased quality and decreased expenses.
It is anticipated that the new combined SysML v1 standards-based suite of integrated engineering software will assist traceability and sustainable product development by utilising a digital thread that integrates mechanical, electronic, electrical engineering, and software design and implementation.
This will be done by linking the various engineering disciplines. It is meant to cover the entirety of the product lifecycle, beginning with the early stages of design and manufacture and continuing through operations, maintenance, update management, and end-of-life management.
In the beginning, the companies will be working to connect IBM Engineering System Design Rhapsody for systems engineering with solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.
These solutions will include Siemens’ Teamcenter® software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Siemens’ CapitalTM software for electrical/electronic (E/E) systems development and software implementation.
In addition to this, the firms have linked Siemens’ Teamcenter software with the IBM Maximo Application Suite for asset management in order to support an integrated digital thread between service engineering, asset management, and services execution.
These integrations will centre on the efficient reusing of processes and resources to make traceability possible for the development of environmentally responsible products.
This can assist businesses in making educated decisions earlier on in the design and engineering process, which can then contribute to improvements in cost, performance, and sustainability.
Product innovation can be driven through an integrated digital thread that connects the physical and software assets back into product development. For instance, businesses are able to more quickly identify under-performing components or design elements that consume excessive amounts of power, or that require maintenance or early replacement.
“Electrical, electronic, and software components make up a sizeable share of the overall product innovation and difference. According to Kareem Yusuf Ph.D., Senior Vice President,
Product Management and Growth, IBM Software, “manufacturing companies are struggling to bring new products to market on time as the current tools, processes, and information to manage these components are siloed and disconnected.”
“IBM and Siemens are working together to develop a digital thread environment in order to integrate sustainable practises throughout the entire lifecycle of a product, beginning with its design and continuing through its production, operation, and maintenance, and even beyond,” the article states.
This link will help to provide speedier times for innovation and compliance preparation, as well as an overall improvement in product quality.
In addition, Siemens and IBM are working together to develop a solution that is based on SysML v2 and includes a migration route in order to assist customers in making the move to next generation systems engineering.
A wide variety of systems and systems-of-systems can all have their specifications, analyses, designs, and designs’ validity verified and validated with the assistance of SysML. By linking service engineering and service maintenance, service lifecycle management may help maximise the business value of product servitization. This is accomplished by facilitating new collaborative procedures between original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and operators.
“Together, Siemens and IBM will deliver a simulation-driven systems and software engineering solution that is intended to cover the full operational lifecycle,” the companies said in a statement. According to Tony Hemmelgarn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Digital Industries Software,
“This can empower our customers to innovate by helping to reduce product development costs, drive continuous improvement, and create operational efficiencies across the extended enterprise throughout the product’s operation lifecycle.”
“We are developing this to help companies truly shift left by improving the extensibility and reuse of systems models and associated data with standards-based solutions in an open ecosystem. This will also enable our customers to develop better products.”
Chief Information Officer of the KODA Group and early adopter of the service lifecycle and asset management solution Kamil Mrva said, “We are working very closely together with Siemens and IBM to help us to reach our sustainability goals,
reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of products for our customers, and support our business transformation with an increased focus on services.” Siemens and IBM are both helping KODA Group reach its sustainability goals.
The solution will be made available by Siemens as a component of the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem. Siemens will receive assistance and benefits through the recently introduced IBM Partner Plus programme.
Siemens Digital Industries Software is able to assist businesses of any size in their transition to digital operations by utilising computer programmes, hardware, and services derived from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. firms are able to optimise their product design, engineering, and manufacturing processes with the help of software developed by Siemens.
This enables firms to transform the ideas of today into the environmentally friendly goods of the future. From individual chips to entire computer systems, from finished goods to business procedures, Siemens Digital Industries Software bridges the gap between the present and the future in every sector.
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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries.
With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility.
DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.
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By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people.
Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
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