Connected Manufacturing - Driving Faster Design to Delivery




Lack of Interoperability Curtails Success

Keeping ahead of your competitors and decreasing time to market is daunting with today’s accelerated product lifecycles.  Separate engineering and manufacturing divisions working in silos reduce productivity, increase costs, and cause unrecoverable delays in getting products out the door. 

According to a Gartner report, co-developing product designs and manufacturing processes differentiates manufacturers when launching new products across global markets.*

*Innovation Insight: Manufacturers Need MPM and MBM to Innovate Digitally Enabled Design Through Production, September 30, 2013,  Simon F. Jacobson and Marc Halpern, Gartner


Product growth strategies that impact manufacturing approaches.*




GE Intelligent Platforms and PTC:

Working Together, Delivering Value

To close the loop between product design and production execution, GE and PTC have partnered to bring together a solution that helps manufacturers close the loop between product design and production execution on the shop floor. The joint solution will manage a closed loop of product information among engineering, manufacturing production and service.



Benefits of Connecting


  • Consistency between as-designed and as-built
  • Real time visibility among engineering, manufacturing and business systems
  • Shorter product release cycles
  • Closed-loop changes between design and manufacturing
  • Best use of each major IT system

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Eliminate These Problems from Your Operations:

  • An electronics producer makes a critical design change in engineering. Manufacturing misses the change and continues to produce product.  When change is brought to light, millions of dollars of inventory need to be scrapped and reproduced.
  • A retail company develops a new product to pull ahead of the competition.  Manufacturing receives the newly designed product from engineering, and needs to retool the production floor to fit the design, spending months to retrofit equipment to the new design specifications.
  • Engineering retools a troubled component and sends the design specifications to the local manufacturing plant.  The same troubled component is also part of a separate product.  The manufacturing plant of this product doesn't receive the design change and continues producing product with the defective component.



Optimize your

Manufacturing Performance

Realize the value—from Design to Build—that the integrated GE-PTC solution delivers. Make your product design plans a reality. Derive quality with agility. And increase your competitive edge in today's connected world.



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