PURCHINEERING: “Bringing Together What Belongs Together”- Standardizing Parts Across a Global Supply Chain

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Presented by: Tim Thomas, CEO, CADENAS PARTSolutions

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Successful OEMs are continuously focused on saving time and money. An important strategy in streamlining suppliers and control costs is a single digital source of part data. The entire process chain needs access to information for this strategy to work. Solutions for managing commercial part catalogs focus on the collaboration throughout the lifecycle -- even within the most complex design environments with multiple CAD and PDM systems.

In this session, Tim Thomas, CEO of CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will describe how to bridge the gap between engineering and purchasing within the overall PLM Strategy.

Attendees will learn:

  1. Reuse of current standard and Supplier parts through leveraging your investment in PLM and interoperable CAD systems
  2. How part catalog management provides stability to any PLM environment
  3. Value-driven Purchasing by bringing Engineering and Purchasing Teams together
  4. Review of The Boeing Company’s use of cataloging technology: A Case Study


About the Presenter...

Tim is a founding Member and CEO of CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC (1999); he has twenty six years of CAD technology development and application experience. Previously he spent thirteen years at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) where he was the Director of CAD Development. He was the COO at Computer Aided Systems for Engineering (CASE) where he was responsible for all aspects of the drafting software business until CASE was acquired by SDRC in 1998. Tim’s career also included working as a design engineer at Hughes Aircraft (now Raytheon), TRW (now Northrop Grumman) and Goodyear Atomic. Tim has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University where he served as a member of the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum committee, and serves as a Director on the Alumni Board.


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