PCC Structurals is a division of Precision Castparts Corp., a supplier of industrial castings to the aerospace and defense, power generation, industrial equipment, automotive, and medical industries, selected Arass product lifecycle management software. The Aras implementation provides PCC Structurals better visibility into product information across the lifecycle and drives advanced product quality planning (APQP). The company says the product will strengthen global vendor management.
Before selecting Aras, PCC Structurals evaluated a number of PLM offerings against its extensive requirements. “The PLM solution we chose had to adapt to our needs and processes, not the other way around. If it wasn’t flexible, it wasn’t going to work for us,” said Dave Rajkumar, IT Applications Manager at PCC Structurals. “We looked at SmarTeam, Oracle Agile and other PLM systems, but believe that Aras would be easier to customize and integrate to our existing applications. Aras meets our business needs. The Aras PLM software suite is extremely flexible, so we can easily tailor it to our specifications, and Aras scales up really well.”
PCC Structurals’s initial implementation initiative features automation of engineering change processes; CAD file management of SolidWorks, NX, CATIA, and other CAD systems; and integration with the existing ERP system. In the future, PCC Structurals will implement stage-gate project management and quality management processes. Deployment will be rolled out in stages, extending to more than 3,000 PCC employees across 10 locations.
The ability to prove out Aras without buying PLM licenses was another benefit. “Being able to download Aras, test its capabilities and see how it will work in our environment made a big difference,” said Rajkumar.
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