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End-to-End PLM Implementation and Upgrade

The client wanted to implement a robust PLM Solutions using Enovia Matrixone. The client also wanted to integrate its PLM Application with other applications like Engineering Design Tools, third party applications and enterprise-wide ERP tools.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Cognizant
    Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Its customers are primarily corporations from the Forbes Global 2000, and it targets customers in the financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, and logistics sectors. Year founded: 1988 Revenue: $14.8 billion (2017) NASDAQ:CTSH
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
  • CUSTOMER
  • The client is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications.

  • SOLUTION
  • Cognizant upgraded client's existing PLM Application to the latest version and conducted a detailed study of latest Enovia Releases. Cognizant also involved in customizing client’ Enovia Matrix One Change Management Module, XBOM Implementation and Designer Centrals. Cognizant helped the client to streamline their processes by integrating their custom built ERP, PLM Application, Engineering Design tools and third party tools.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Communication Performance, Installation Diagnostics, Operating Time, Operation Performance, Product Lifecycle
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
    Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
    Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Further application development and upgrade are possible due to flexible architecture.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    More than 600 users from other Business Units are added to the PLM System.

    Benefit #2

    Apprximately 15% reduction in time to market post Cognizant engagement.

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