Zero Wait-State already had a process extension (PX) that would get Specialized to 90% of what they needed to achieve. Working with the Specialized team, ZWS enhanced DescriptionState to add the additional 10% of features that was needed. Zero Wait-State’s agile software development practices ensured that the finished product was delivered in a timely manner.
Specialized now has a PX that fully meets the requirements of their business outcomes and supports their product development efforts, allowing them to leverage their business logic to build descriptions for their parts in Agile—including information from their Manufacturers and Suppliers tabs.
Since they were in the process of implementing Agile PLM, they decided that the Agile Product Governance & Compliance module would be a good fit for their needs and worked with Zero Wait-State to configure the module. With the help of LoadState, they were able to automate the process of importing, validating and assessing compliance forms and regulatory documents in Agile. In addition, they were able to make their Compliance process less painful and more efficient.
With the increased efficiency in their compliance efforts, Sub-Zero Wolf was able to focus on other initiatives and priorities. The real benefit was that they did not have to completely revolutionize their compliance process, and suppliers were still able to provide information in a familiar fashion.
DesignState integration software from ZWS tied AgilePLM to the engineering-centric Windchill PDM, and enabled timely and accurate data sharing between the two systems. The DesignState integration assists Broan NuTone engineers in both managing the flow of design information between Windchill and Agile (to include BOM, attachment, metadata, and change management) as well as allowing Agile Design data to be obsoleted. Metadata moved from EC into Windchill allows Windchill ownership of designs.
Now lifecycle states and parts information are automatically and constantly up-to-date in both systems. Engineers can continue to work in the CAD environment where they are more productive and more comfortable while avoiding the need for manual updates in Agile. By removing manual data entry, costly errors are eliminated, and product costs and delays reduced.
The nature of Revlon’s business means the company uses Agile PLM essentially as a project management tool to track product releases and formulas, but the Revlon team couldn’t keep product configurations up-to-date. The company’s PLM environment was heavily reliant on customizations, yet they had none of the source code for those customizations. They were plagued by system errors.
The Zero Wait-State team decompiled all the existing customizations to Revlon’s Agile system and created a comprehensive project and build system. A Java integrated development environment was configured on Revlon’s Agile server to allow maintenance of their customizations. ZWS trained Revlon’s project manager to maintain those customizations and deploy them to Agile to keep them current.
Now the Revlon team can respond much more rapidly to user requests and needs. Also, the company can address and debug issues quickly. Users are more highly engaged with the system because it is more responsive to their needs and less error prone. As a result, productivity has increased.