The Business of Engineering in Medical Device
The case for Integrating MBSE and PLM for medical device manufacturers
Medical device manufacturers are struggling to manage the ever-increasing complexity of modern products. Product documents and data are being managed with relatively simple tools, such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint etc. While these applications are heavily used at manufacturing companies throughout the world, they do not provide engineers with overview, easy accessibility, and traceability over product documents and data.
The world has changed a lot over the last 15 years, but the challenges are basically the same. Very often, that can be traced back to the lack of flexibility in the solution, companies have chosen to work with. PLM should not be considered only as CAD management, but a new way of avoiding point solutions and as the next step that helps companies reduce risk, increase data and process traceability and collaboration.