Sandhar adopts Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve product development


SandharDassault Systèmes on Thursday announced that Sandhar, an Indian engineering company catering to global automotive OEM’s, has deployed Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate their new product development process, giving them a cost advantage by synchronising various processes at multisite projects.

The announcement was made at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2018 in New Delhi. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will allow Sandhar, which has 34 manufacturing plants and seven joint ventures, to synchronise multisite projects, development changes, product data and components management. It will also enable multidisciplinary design and engineering and ensure programme consistency, visibility and traceability across the company’s manufacturing plants in India.

“The ‘Bid to Win’ industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is specifically targeted at automotive suppliers pursuing market expansion. It enables organisations to increase innovation, product portfolio development planning efficiency and quality. By orchestrating people, schedule and deliverable and consolidating enterprise and engineering data, it enables standardisation, which has a huge impact on cost reduction as well,” said Samson Khaou, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes.

According to Sanjay Maindiratta, Head Corporate IT, Sandhar, the company adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as its PLM backbone and in a span of three years gained significant business benefits.

“It helps in managing multiple versions of the data coming from different native CAD tools and reusing them effectively. It helps in managing new product development processes including tracking and tracing the timelines and deliverables related to NPD and APQP processes. It is effective in change management in handling frequent changes coming from customers as well as internal process improvements. Lastly, it is agile in bid management and in responding to RFQs effectively within time,” Maindiratta said.

Today, automotive companies and suppliers are facing several challenges with business diversification. These include expanding their customer base and portfolio, and innovating new products, while keeping in mind changing market trends and customer needs worldwide. Additionally, as the companies expand their global footprint and enter into newer markets, they need to produce best-in-class competitive and environmentally friendly technology with zero defect design and production. Therefore, they require efficient and cost-effective manufacturing, lower procurement costs, leveraged local intellectual assets and rationalized engineering and production resources.