Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland is expanding its use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help accelerate the modular design, validation, production and configuration management for its trucks and buses.
The company has adopted two Dassault Systèmes industry solution experiences – ‘Modular, Glocal and Secure’ and ‘Target Zero Defect’ – to address Ashok Leyland’s transportation and mobility challenges.
Ashok Leyland wanted to enhance its quality control and speed up the delivery of its trucks and buses. The company also sought an efficient cost management solution that addressed its complex product portfolio.
Thanks to the new industry solutions, the firm will benefit from greater collaborative capabilities, virtual analysis and simulation applications that help facilitate innovative vehicle development.
“Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences enable us to focus on improving vehicle performance and reducing weight, fuel consumption and emissions as well as prioritising digital sculpting and surface optimisation,” said Dr. N. Saravanan, Sr., vice president and head of R&D, Ashok Leyland. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s configured-to-order approach, configuration management features and unique bill of materials include all variant characteristics and functional requirements. Our designers can make changes and rapidly build new variants.”
The ‘Modular, Glocal and Secure’ solution accelerates global, modular vehicle programmes and responds to strategic regional requirements. The solution will enable Ashok Leyland to define and develop vehicle programmes with internet-protocol protection. The solution supports modularity concepts and configuration, and helps minimise costs, maximise re-use and simplify complexity across programmes, teams and locations.
The ‘Target Zero Defect’ solution supports ‘right first time’ vehicle design with optimised end-to-end development processes. These will help connect Ashok Leyland’s engineers with partners and suppliers and create a dynamic, collaborative product creation environment.
“In today’s competitive market, suppliers and manufacturers like Ashok Leyland must introduce new features faster than ever while managing increasing vehicle and development process complexities,” said Olivier Sappin, vice president, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “This is where Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and the industry solution experiences portfolio can play a pivotal role, by providing one unified, digital platform with specialised applications to help companies minimise risks and costs, automate knowledge, facilitate changes and optimise overall performance.”
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