Like many aspects of today’s world, kitchens have been sophisticated settings full of different kinds of technology: the refrigerator, the oven, the stovetop and its hood, the dishwasher and (perhaps most importantly!) the coffee machine, just to name a few! From an aesthetic point of view, it is important that appliances look modern and fit well together. The appearance is important, but it’s nothing without the quality and innovative functionality. Leading companies know there is no reason both objectives can’t be achieved at the same time, and work smarter to make it happen.
Miele, the renowned Germany-based manufacturer of domestic appliances for kitchen, laundry room and floor care, wants to take their product life cycle management practice to the next level. They leverage the 3DEXPERIENCE platform beyond mechanical and electrical design, to include all different functions of their smart products, downstream through the actual production.
Miele’s digital transformation now allows them to coordinate the entire product life cycle: 3DEXPERIENCE is the central anchor point for all product-related data from the different departments, such as purchasing, production, engineering, costing and services. The integrated system ensures full control and traceability of product requirements along the entire innovation process.
The new collaborative approach on a single platform reduces complexity, overhead and corrective actions: while product engineers define the requirements and different functions, designers experiment with different looks and materials and share how those could be used to shape the exterior of a device. The virtual model and collaborative spaces are all linked together, allowing Miele to share know-how across the company and ultimately to innovate faster and with even higher quality.
Watch the video to get an insight of how Miele is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for their digital transformation.