Integrating Simulation and Test to Achieve the Full Promise of PLM: Challenges and Payoffs as Reflected by a Scorecard of Twenty-Five Leading Edge Users (EX)
The full development of simulation technology will transform product development – slashing time to market, raising quality, and optimizing solutions to best fit customer and market requirements. To track the progress in achieving these objectives, CPDA has completed an industry scorecard assessing the relative positions of leading edge users and the maturity of their design simulation practices.
Reflecting the participation of twenty-five leading edge users in the industry, the scorecard ranks companies in each of three areas – cross-functional capabilities, computer-aided engineering (CAE), and computer-aided test (CAT). Detailed discussions covered twenty criteria. Five involve cross-functional capabilities while eight apply specifically to CAE and seven to CAT.
Keywords: simulation, CAE, cross-functional integration & collaboration, multidisciplinary integration, CAT, maturity, scorecard, requirements management, robust design, process standardization, validation plan, global harmonization, simulation data management, Michel Vrinat, CPDA