Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management and manufacturing operations management software. We help thousands of companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes, from planning and development through manufacturing, production and support.
In a world of smart, connected products, where entire markets can vanish with a single innovation, manufacturers must take a new approach to their business. Some are trying to anticipate trends by gathering data from product usage and feeding it back into product ideation, but even if they know what to make, they still have to make it. That’s why manufacturing – the realization phase of innovation – is vital in this new era.
We believe that manufacturers must weave a digital thread through ideation, realization and utilization. It’s not enough to digitize. That just mimics processes digitally for incremental improvement. Manufacturers have to digitalize. Digitalization makes the digital thread of knowledge a proactive agent in driving a business. With a fully optimized "Digital Enterprise", manufacturers are better equipped to initiate or respond to disruptive innovation.