BMW selects PTC’s product lifecycle management solution and ThingWorx Navigate for global vehicle production

Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC

BMW Group has selected the PTC Windchill® solution as its product lifecycle management (PLM) backbone for production and sourcing bill-of-material (BOM).

Windchill is designed to be the enabler for globally configuring and releasing cars to production. The PLM solution will support BMW Group in improving efficiency and achieving a leaner global production planning process. In addition, BMW Group has selected the  ThingWorx® NavigateTM  role-based solution for fast and easy ecosystem access to product data. Both solutions are being obtained through the subscription licensing model.

BMW Group will leverage robust Windchill capabilities in configuring large and complex vehicle structure data to achieve its goal of producing vehicles at mass scale globally, while retaining greater flexibility and higher quality. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrent production planning, enabling BMW Group to shorten overall time to market.

Windchill is described by PTC as a robust, end-to-end PLM solution that integrates core PLM functionality with the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform from PTC and the ThingWorx Navigate role-based applications. ThingWorx Navigate enables organisations to dramatically increase productivity and collaboration by radically simplifying data access. It enables users to access accurate product data without complex user experience. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrent production planning, enabling users to shorten the product development cycle and overall time to market.

“We are pleased that BMW Group has selected Windchill and ThingWorx Navigate to support its digitisation journey,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “We take pride in helping BMW Group to improve efficiency in the planning and production of their world-class vehicles.”

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