UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has released Teamcenter software for MRO, the comprehensive set of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions within the UGS Teamcenter software portfolio.
This new version delivers a wide variety of enhancements in the areas of service data management and service event management aimed at improving product and process quality and implementing lean MRO operations.
Teamcenter for MRO is tailored to the needs of organisations that need to service complex products requiring a major capital investment, such as aircraft, weapon systems, ships and power plants.
Today’s announcement further extends Teamcenter’s ability to help these organizations track and manage large amounts of product operational knowledge, then effectively and efficiently leverage that knowledge to improve product and service quality, increase service productivity, enhance customer support and continually drive down MRO costs and cycle times.
Some of the manufacturers are realising these benefits today with Teamcenter for MRO. In fact, earlier this month, UGS announced that Military Air Solutions, a business group of BAE Systems, selected Teamcenter software as its enterprise knowledge management technology for specific aircraft platforms within its group. As stated in that announcement,
Teamcenter will serve as the foundation for Military Air Solutions’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution and will manage all of the product configurations for an individual aircraft from design to disposal.
It will also serve as a virtual knowledge manager, seamlessly integrating the data and functions associated with aircraft engineering and post-delivery service and support.
Enhancements drive customer value; strong momentum going into 2007:
The expanded functionality and usability enhancements throughout the entire Teamcenter for MRO product suite have been designed to address specific customer needs and produce immediate customer value.
Teamcenter’s service data management capability establishes an environment for managing all product (asset) knowledge from concept through end of life, including the products’ operational life based on configurations of engineered and delivered products.
For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), this environment permits a link from product configurations and operating information back to product development and manufacturing to improve product quality and customer support.
For service organisations, such as owner/operators or third party service providers, service data management establishes a single source of asset definition and knowledge management that improves MRO planning, execution and working capital utilisation thereby increasing service productivity and quality.
This release also includes enhancements to Teamcenter’s maintenance planning and execution and materials management modules to help service organisations achieve leaner MRO operations.
Service Event Management (SEM), a specific capability for managing the outsourcing of MRO activities in the service value chain, permits OEMs and service integrators to capture MRO activities performed by others, such as service work, asset configuration changes, and utilisation tracking.
As a result OEMs and service integrators can capitalise on the capabilities and economics of the service value chain, while maintaining accurate definitions and knowledge of the assets.
This accurate configuration management knowledge is the key to efficient service operations and product improvements.
“As the only PLM provider to address the full product lifecycle, from product conceptualisation through support and end-of-life, we are proud of the strong momentum we have established with Teamcenter for MRO going into 2007,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, UGS.
“The broad acceptance of this solution clearly demonstrates its ability to enable OEMs and service enterprises to fully manage asset knowledge and implement lean MRO organisations.”
Product Lifecycle Management is the distributor for the entire UGS suite of PLM solutions in Australia and New Zealand.