Toyota Builds Global Collaborative Design Network - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Toyota Builds Global Collaborative Design Network

Other carmakers, such as GM and DaimlerChrysler, have invested heavily in collaborative CAD/CAM products and product life-cycle management tools to help manage the production of new cars.

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., long considered an innovator in automotive design and marketing, is taking a page from American carmakers that have invested heavily in private collaborative design and supply-chain networks.

Toyota has inked a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract with product life-cycle management software vendor Dassault Systemes and IBM Global Services for implementation of Dassault's suite, which includes Catia, its 3-D CAD/CAM collaborative design software; Enovia, its collaboration workbench infrastructure; and Delmia, its digital production-management application.

Toyota says the Dassault Systemes software will form the basis of a new global private network that will transform the end-to-end process of designing and building cars. Toyota is organizing integrated teams to implement the software and has not released the projected completion date.

Toyota's decision to use product life-cycle management and collaborative-design products on a global scale puts it in good company. Automakers such as General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have invested heavily in collaborative CAD/CAM products and product life-cycle management tools to help manage the design and production of new car models.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Commentary
The Growing Security Priority for DevOps and Cloud Migration
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/3/2020
Commentary
Dark Side of AI: How to Make Artificial Intelligence Trustworthy
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  9/15/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll