DFX-Automotive

Improve Time to Market and Cost by
Reducing Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)

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Automotive Industry Challenges

The global automotive market is going through its greatest change ever. ​​​​​​​Automakers are considering different means of autonomous driving and electric-powered vehicles, forcing them to alter their business models and product portfolios. Heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets is putting automotive market into profit desert. Some of the key challenges in the journey to profitability include:

Rising-Product-complexity

Rising Product Complexity and Regulatory Requirements

  • Mobility, Autonomous driving, Digitization and Electrification will continue to change the automotive industry, causing disruption in the eco-system
  • Complying with regulatory requirements will lead to an increase in engineering / R&D costs and require higher volumes to amortize increasing costs
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Declining Margins and Skill Shortage

  • OEMs have kicked off additional cost reduction efforts, impacting supplier margins
  • High investments required for trends like autonomous driving and electric mobility
  • Required employee skill set is changing dramatically as the automotive industry is moving towards digital transformation
Connected Supply Chain

Connected Supply Chain And Changing Role of Suppliers

  • Digitizing the connected supply chain drives costs down, engages the consumers more effectively, and collects and uses data for their better service
  • Suppliers need to ride the next wave of efficiency gains to overcome the challenges and meet their goals

How DFMPro Can Help

DFMPro enables engineering executives to make informed design decisions and identify and address downstream manufacturability, assembly, quality and serviceability (DFx) related issues during early design stage. DFMPro helps to capture and disseminate the industry best-practices and knowledge in form of DFx guidelines and brings in standardization across the organization

Reducing Engineering Changes (EC) is a Key Enabler for Improving Time to Market and Cost 

  • Studies conducted by SASIG shows that engineering change can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $7,500 per change
  • DFMPro solution enables EC reduction by addressing issues early during the design stage, thus reducing rework and improving Time-to-Market

Knowledge Capture and Reuse, Bring in Standardization

  • DFMPro helps to capture and disseminate the industry best-practices and knowledge in form of DFx guidelines and brings in standardization across the organization
  • Training new employees

Reduce Cost

  • Identifying optimum design alternatives at early stage helps to reduce cost of the product
  • Helps in removing inefficiencies and costs from all stages of the product lifecycle cycle to improve profitability and shrinking operating margins

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