Producing vehicles profitably requires an informed design strategy and a cost effective approach. A common challenge among manufacturers is to increase parts reuse, but with design direction dictating solutions to current problems, this can lead to a proliferation of parts and duplication. Parts reuse is side-tracked by time constraints or insufficient access to parts data.

A better approach would be to thoroughly examine what is already developed, which requires thorough access to all parts throughout the enterprise. These challenges as well as others related to executing this strategy are met by Convergence Data’s software tools. Other manufacturers have crafted innovative approaches, implemented these and achieved great benefits.

You can provide your designers and engineers with access to comprehensive part data with Convergence Data’s Design for Retrieval DFR. This tool, coupled with our search tools, delivers your team access to all part data, an efficient new part request and approval process and savings, both monetary and workload.