Implementing A CAD System TO Reduce Costs.
This report will analyze a proposal on how Woodbridge Foam could become more.
competitive through improvements in technology. This includes the saving of the.
companies money, shortening the design time for new products, decreasing quoting.
time and improving quality overall. By implementing a company wide CAD system,.
which would be networked together with each customer and all plants, these.
improvements could be achieved. Research will include interviewing various.
employees as to how business is done and what influences the winning or loosing.
of a contract. Research will also include study of both customer and.
Project Scope & Current Evaluation Goals Supported by CAD Initiative:.
In converting to a completely independent CAD system, there are a few aspects of.
operation which would be greatly improved. The first of the improvements would.
be the elimination of paper communication. The need to transfer large drawings.
using mylars would cease to be, thus helping provide a paper less environment.
Another improvement as a result of CAD would be that of achieving much tighter.
tolerances in building new products. Using a CAD system, part designs could be.
received in an electronic format such as a math model. These models are.
currently in use by customers such as GM, BMW and Mercedes. The effect of.
having math models of all new products would enable a quicker turnaround in both.
quoting and production of products. CAD Vendors & Hardware Suppliers: Upon.
observing the various systems used by several customers and suppliers, the major.
CAD vendors worth consideration have been identified. Manufacturers of high.
quality workstations which have been distinguish are: Hewlett Packard (HP) IBM.
Silicon Graphics (SGI) SUN Premium, fully functional CAD solutions are: CATIA.
(Dassault / IBM) Computervision (Computervision / TSI) SDRC (SDRC / CAD.
Solutions) Unigraphics (EDS) Current System Description Success Factors: In.