On-Demand Webinar

Overcoming supply chain challenges in manufacturing

Manage machine builders’ challenges with Product Lifecycle Management software

Estimated Watching Time: 31 minutes


A robotic arm performs work in an industrial manufacturing facility.

The latest cloud technology combined with advanced Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is transforming the industrial machinery industry.

Find out how a PLM solution built specifically for machine builders and equipment manufacturers provides a better way to manage CAD, understand customer requirements, and deliver projects effectively.

With integrated project management, change management capabilities, and instant-on access, PLM for Machine Builders from Siemens supports end-to-end business processes.

Watch this on-demand webinar and find out what trends are driving the industry, learn about a process-based approach to PLM, discover the value PLM brings to your business, and see how it works.

Supply chain challenges in manufacturing

Manufacturers can trace most supply chain challenges to a singular root cause.

Demand variability, extended lead times, quality levels, and a lack of visibility and collaboration across the supply chain reduce manufacturing productivity and efficiency.

Integrating supply chain Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software into your operations, however, can help overcome these obstacles.

PLM tools and solutions improve collaboration with suppliers and partners by connecting people with the product and process.

The added visibility and collaboration within this comprehensive approach improve productivity, help manufacturing avoid production stoppages, and accelerate time to market.

PLM tools

PLM for Machine Builders provides the product lifecycle management (PLM) tools which hold all the necessary information to better understand and deliver projects on time with the latest customer requirements.

Increase your competitive advantage and discover the benefits of PLM for Machine Builders:

  • A fully integrated solution means every stakeholder has exactly what they need to get their job done
  • Easily adapt your plan, understand the impact, and implement change quickly, effectively, and accurately
  • Dashboards, self-service reports, timelines, and more ensure accurate, real-time status information
  • Ability to act quickly by moving away from paper-based change processes
  • Capability to easily share design information across teams
  • SaaS delivery for any time, anywhere access

A process-based approach via PLM

Product lifecycle management (PLM) for Machine Builders incorporates three key areas: project, process, and requirements management; machine configuration and reuse; and blended ETO/CTO.

Each of those areas can be expanded into multiple different features:

  • Capture project milestones and associated deliverables
  • Integrated requirements drive the design
  • Streamlined change management processes
  • Google-style search to find all your information
  • Advanced BoM cloning capabilities independent of CAD
  • Document management – associate Microsoft Office documents with your designs
  • Capture product structure from CAD for downstream re-use
  • Advanced rule-based product configuration

Five experts cover a multitude of topics surrounding PLM for Machine Builders.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Chris Pennington

Marketing Manager of Industrial Machinery

Chris began his career as a design engineer and manager. Since joining Siemens over 20 years ago, he’s held several roles within the organization, supporting clients in the definition and deployment of PLM solutions. Chris has spent his career supporting digital transformation, and he’s been involved in the industrial machinery industry since 2007.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

John Joyce

Portfolio Development Executive

John has extensive engineering and product lifecycle management experience across a broad spectrum of manufacturing industries. Throughout his career, John has held positions in design engineering, software implementation services, business process engineering, and he currently provides consulting services where he helps customers realize the value of Siemens software solutions. John’s experience with the Teamcenter portfolio enables him to uniquely discuss how digitalization can positively impact customers’ unique business challenges. John completed his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his MBA in Marketing at University of Phoenix.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Michael Boland

Product Marketing Manager of Lifecycle Collaboration Software

Michael is a Product Marketing Manager for Teamcenter X, a PLM solution from Siemens. He joined Siemens Digital Industries Software since 2017 and during his time, he’s held several roles supporting and enabling cloud application solutions, marketing strategy and execution focusing on the industrial internet of things, and low-code application development.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Emily Simonsen

Digital Content Marketing Specialist

Emily is an industry writer covering contemporary industrial machinery topics ranging from advanced machine engineering solutions to service lifecycle analytics. Emily's marketing and communications work has predominantly focused in the software sector, paying close attention to the technologies of tomorrow and how they're being used to influence positive outcomes today.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Tim Yerby

Director of Industrial Machinery Solutions

Tim’s 34+ year career covers a broad range of manufacturing industry roles, ranging from VP of Operations and Director of Marketing to Innovation and Engineering. He has worked in a diverse range of industries including consumer products, automotive, petrochemical, electronics, building materials, pulp and paper, and primary metals. Throughout his career, he has focused on innovation as a core to value creation, particularly in areas of new products and services to fill unmet customer needs.

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