Optimizing supplier and manufacturer selection across multiple product lines, programs and geographies is a major challenge for product companies today, with huge implications on product cost and time-to-market.
Windchill Supplier Management delivers key capabilities to meet the demands of complex, global supply chains by optimizing manufacturer part sources and vendor selection with approved manufacturer and vendor lists. With Windchill Supplier Management, designers can have instant access to critical supply chain and compliance information during the component selection process, which means smarter, more cost-effective decisions—right from the outset of the development process.
Windchill Supplier Management Feature and Benefits
Shorten time-to-market by using only preferred suppliers with good track records of delivering on schedule
Lower product costs by leveraging preferred suppliers
Lower inventory and spend costs by eliminating hidden part duplication
Eliminate "hard-to-get" or obsolete commercial parts in new designs
Prevent errors and redesigns by involving suppliers early in the design process
Improve supply chain communication and collaboration with a secure, Web-based project
Manage approved manufacturer and vendor lists (AVL / AML)