Windchill to Serve as Digitization Backbone for Global Vehicle Production.
PTC today announced the BMW Group has selected the PTC Windchill® solution as its PLM backbone for production and sourcing bill-of-material (BOM).
Windchill will be the enabler for globally configuring and releasing cars to production. The award-winning PLM solution will support BMW Group in improving efficiency and achieving a leaner global production planning process. In addition, BMW Group has selected the ThingWorx® Navigate™ role-based solution for fast and easy ecosystem access to product data. Both solutions are being obtained through the subscription licensing model.
BMW Group will leverage robust Windchill capabilities in configuring large and complex vehicle structure data to achieve its goal of producing vehicles at mass scale globally, while retaining greater flexibility and higher quality. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrent production planning, enabling BMW Group to shorten overall time to market.
Windchill is a robust, end-to-end PLM solution that integrates core PLM functionality with the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform from PTC and the ThingWorx Navigate role-based applications. ThingWorx Navigate enables organizations to dramatically increase productivity and collaboration by radically simplifying data access. It enables users to access accurate product data without complex user experience. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrent production planning, enabling users to shorten the product development cycle and overall time to market.
Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC, said:
“We are pleased that BMW Group has selected Windchill and ThingWorx Navigate to support its digitization journey. We take pride in helping BMW Group to improve efficiency in the planning and production of their world-class vehicles.”