Improving data sharing and interdepartmental communication to increase design efficiency by 37 percent
Three M Software is an NX and Teamcenter implementation expert, providing enterprisewide engineering collaboration
Three M Software
Three M Software is a next-generation global engineering service provider. They use PLM implementation, NX and computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions to help
leading manufacturing companies reimagine their businesses for the digital age.
Three M serves over 400 enterprises and focuses on customer relationships.
- Pune, India
- NX, Teamcenter
- Industry Sector:
- Automotive & transportation, Industrial machinery, Heavy equipment
Optimizing a single digital workflow
Three M Software Pvt. Ltd. (Three M) is a next-generation technology company based in Pune, India, with a decade of experience helping customers with digitalization challenges. The company is known for its in-depth knowledge of manufacturing systems, which helps it enhance its customers’ intellectual property (IP) protection and interdepartmental communication and resolve data management inefficiencies.
Three M focuses on the entire manufacturing product development process from design to delivery. It holds Siemens Digital Industries Software Expert Partner status for specializing in NX™ software and Teamcenter® software. These solutions are part of the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services.
Three M understands its customers’ desire to develop long-term relationships with partners that provide robust after-sales services to reduce costs and manufacturing time. Becoming a Siemens Expert Partner improved Three M’s ability to serve its customers with extensive training and develop a close working relationship with Siemens’ technical teams. Siemens recognizes partners that demonstrate expertise and competency in a Siemens solution or industry. These partners are validated by both customers and Siemens for demonstrating their superior business and technical acumen.
Streamlining change orders
A build-to-print automotive industry customer was having a challenge with vast amounts of data scattered across several repositories. These information silos caused downstream departments to miss critical information during change requests, which resulted in higher operational costs.
The customer approached Three M because of its experience with product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the automotive industry. Three M recommended a phased approach to implementation beginning with the research and development (R&D) department using the product data management (PDM) capabilities of Teamcenter to communicate change requests to stakeholders in real time.
By implementing Teamcenter, the company improved data sharing and communication between departments. It also helped with production data retrieval and design rework efficiencies. The company improved design efficiency by 37 percent and decreased design rework by 14 percent.
Simplifying the design process using Teamcenter
An industrial machinery and heavy equipment customer was facing constant design iterations due to inefficient and complex design processes. Additionally, the company spent excessive time tracking data via decentralized spreadsheets.
Three M recommended using Teamcenter to connect individuals in the organization to eliminate information silos and use the change management functions to avoid multiple change orders. By using Teamcenter, the company streamlined data retrieval and access.
Richard Dindayal, business lead of Three M, states, “We had an excellent relationship with this customer from start to finish due to the functionality in the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Additionally, the training we received as part of our Siemens Expert Partner recognition enabled us to help them increase their efficiency.”
The future of digitalization
Sharing data is a challenge for companies across all industries. Three M is committed to leveraging the Siemens Xcelerator business platform to enable its customers to modernize and connect all data sources. Three M very effectively implemented Siemens Teamcenter and improved our design efficiency. We reduced design cycle time and improved data re-use extensively,” says Dhananjay Karande, D.G.M - IT of Nichrome India Ltd.