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Learn How Digitization Is Changing Manufacturing—It Just Might Floor You

Manufacturing vulnerabilities result in hours wasted troubleshooting, isolating the defect, disassembling to remove the bad parts, waiting for replacements, reassembling and retesting the products. That’s if everything works. Frequently even the replacement parts are defective.

On Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 am PST, join Beyond PLM’s Oleg Shilovitsky, 1factory’s President and Founder Nipun Girotra and Arena’s Senior Director of Solutions Consulting George Lewis for a webinar that discusses how digitization is changing how manufacturers reduce risk by implementing change more proactively to improve quality, lower cost and accelerate time to market.

Engineering and manufacturing processes often appear disconnected. The technologies that connect these activities can transform manufacturing companies and help them deliver product quality in today’s complex manufacturing environment—sometimes right on the factory floor.

In this webinar, you’ll discover the following:

* How cloud-based technologies create a new continuum for digital processes

* The importance of controlling quality at the source—even on the factory floor

* Value of a cloud-based all-in-one product development platform to streamline NPD and NPI

Oleg, the webinar’s first presenter, is the author of Beyond PLM, which he describes as his “contribution to the community of people looking for information about Engineering and Manufacturing Software.” “The original idea was to share daily ideas about innovation related to CAD, PDM, PLM” says Oleg.

“One of the most interesting aspects of digitalization is related to connecting islands of data and activities,” says Oleg. “Engineering and manufacturing often appear disconnected, but the technologies that connect these activities can transform the process manufacturing companies. This can help companies deliver product quality in today’s complex manufacturing environment.”

Oleg believes that cloud-based technologies are creating a new continuum for digital processes. He remarks how change control process follows design changes, manufacturing processes, inspection plans and related activities staying in sync providing a cloud environment to share data and communicate in a seamless ways. “The speed and accuracy of these processes create a new level of seamless integration between engineering, manufacturing and extended supply chain,” he says.

Nipun, the webinar’s second presenter, is the CEO of 1factory. Prior to founding 1factory, Nipun managed business unit operations at Novellus Systems, Inc. Nipun’s previous career experiences include multiple roles in manufacturing and operations management at Novellus Systems and Applied Materials.

“Modern manufacturing requires the successful exchange of data and orchestration of work across hundreds of physical factories,” says Nipun. “Our goal at 1factory is to deliver a line of products that helps manufacturers exchange data and work with their suppliers as though they are one virtual factory.”

George, the closing presenter, has this to say about the webinar: “It’s great to be a part of a solution linking the manufacturing process back to the product design and quality environment. In the globally expanding IoT space, the solutions from 1factory and Arena will play a key role in identifying areas where customers can increase their product quality/longevity without slowing down product development.”

Sign up for this webinar today and discover how you can simplify and speed up quality control tasks from inspection planning to data collection and analysis, enabling engineering, operations and manufacturing to control quality at the source.