The implementation of PLM has brought a noticeable change, especially to how the project department works.
André Liljegren was Project Manager at Scanjet at the time, and Joacim Cronholm’s peer when implementing PLM for the two departments.
Andre Liljegren explained that for the project team, it was not self-explained how their workflow would look with Teamcenter, but soon after the deployment they were up and running with the system.
“We in the project team have had a learning curve for sure, it was a big change for us. In addition, we had to evaluate our way of working and look at how we could streamline and improve it. Shortly though, we realized that work now is more convenient and the projects are being handled faster thanks to the system support from Teamcenter. Therefore, it was easy to get everyone in the team to start working in Teamcenter.”
In addition to a smoother collaboration with the design team, a benefit is that Teamcenter’s document management capabilities shorten lead times in the projects. In most projects, Scanjet Marine manages twenty to thirty documents, and in more complex projects it can be close to sixty documents. Approval workflows and revision management help ensure high delivery quality for Scanjet.
All information, including comments, is collected and structured in Teamcenter. To follow changes and why they happened is now easy. No document can be deleted or out of sync by mistake.
Teamcenter by Nextage provided a business-supportive and user-friendly set-up of Teamcenter. Pre-set workflows for document approvals, and templates for projects that are automatically populated by Teamcenter as some of the greatest time-savers for the project team.
“The biggest advantage with Teamcenter for us on projects and for me as a project manager is that Teamcenter provides an excellent overview of what needs approval and what’s already cleared, said André Liljegren.
Teamcenter helps detect and manage late changes in the projects. Scanjet Marine’s project team now discovers what needs to be corrected earlier in the projects and gets approvals faster from the customer.
André Liljegren summed up:
“It’s about quality assurance, but also about time-saving. If changes need to be made late in the projects, they are easier to manage now that we have Teamcenter.”
Scanjet Marine also sees that the investment in a PLM system adds value to the contacts with potential and current customers.
“Another advantage after implementing Teamcenter is in the selling of the projects. Our customers feel secure when we describe how we work and that we have support from a PLM system like Teamcenter. We show the customers that we know what we are doing, said André Liljegren.