According to the companies, the integration between Autodesk’s PLM 360, a cloud-based product lifecycle management solution, and NetSuite’s cloud business management solution, including NetSuite manufacturing edition, will help enable cloud-based ideation, design, manufacturing, service, and multi-channel sales to the manufacturing industry.
“More than 50% of product costs are locked in during the design phase,” said Brenda Discher, vice president of manufacturing industry strategy and marketing at Autodesk. “The integration of our technologies will empower manufacturers to reduce overall costs and improve quality, while better understanding and adapting to fast-changing customer demands.”
Product concept, design and engineering data in Autodesk PLM 360, once released, feeds into NetSuite manufacturing to assemble bills of materials (BOMs), source components, assess capacity and more, with role-based authorization across both PLM and ERP systems.
On-demand visibility into component and production data, as well as forecasting and demand planning, shared across PLM and ERP systems enables manufacturers to optimize costing and pricing, the companies said.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.