As new products continue to grow in complexity, and green compliance and international regulations become more stringent, there is too much at stake for manufacturers to rely on manual processes or legacy systems. Manufacturers are discovering the benefits of using cloud PLM, and quality management system (QMS) solutions, to streamline processes when it comes to executing sustainability efforts.
Sustainable product development involves designing and manufacturing a product to minimize its environmental impact during its entire lifecycle. This is achieved by (but is not limited to) reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing processes or using recyclable materials.
To meet sustainability requirements, PLM software streamlines design, development, product record management, and information sharing. It can promote advancement while lowering production expenses. Using PLM, companies can create a long-term sustainability strategy in addition to adhering to environmental standards.
Engineers can easily evaluate and optimize product content from a variety of sources, including bills of materials (BOMs), design specifications, and parts lists as well as enabling internal and external teams to provide product development updates, submit ideas, and receive feedback in real time. This information can then be compared to the overall green requirements for the product as well as early development criteria for any applicable regulations.