Data Management

No Mere IT Project, New Configuration Management System Functions as a Key Business Enabler

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Executive Summary

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has built more than half of the 34,000 commercial aircraft engines in service today and more than 40,000 military engines. To meet ambitious cost and cycle time reductions targeted by top management, Pratt & Whitney's engineering organization needed to revitalize its handling of product data. To master these needs P&W chose Siemens PLM Software. P&W chose NX as its product development system and Teamcenter software. Advantage of Teamcenter was that it could be integrated with SAP, P&W's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. That integration was important because it would allow product configuration data to seamlessly update supply and manufacturing applications.

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