Volkswagen will use Teamcenter throughout the entire vehicle design and manufacturing process to create transparency in its processes, so that obligatory information on product maturity, productivity and cost will be available at any and every point in the process.
The enterprise-wide project for product data management (K-PDM) at Volkswagen is laid out over several years and will include up to 45,000 users in the end stage. The essential goals are to establish efficient and consistent processes within the global development and planning network through the entire product development process — with K-PDM as central point for the product process within the Volkswagen group.
Siemens says the decision to standardize on the Teamcenter portfolio was based on the software’s ability to integrate and provide a consistent solution beyond PLM, the market maturity of the software and Siemens PLM Software’s experience in the market.
The project will be executed over the next few years in committed car projects and different levels throughout the entire Volkswagen group. Following the successful completion of phase 0 and the “Go Live” decision in November 2007, Teamcenter will be used in production for future vehicle projects at Volkswagen and Audi.