On June 28, 2012, Dassault Systemes held a seminar for the Automotive community at the Birmingham Athletic Club in Bloomfield, MI. Top car manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers attended this interactive seminar to learn about Dassault Systemes – Exalead’s four new search based technologies geared towards the automotive community.
We had presentations from Paul Kennedy, the plant manager at Faurecia who explained the use of Dassault Systemes – Exalead to build a worldwide collaborative tool to improve time to market and efficiency for developing products for over 84,000 employees across 270 sites saving those millions of dollars each year.
Paul Silver, the global marketing manager for Transportation and Mobility covered how to accelerate innovation in automotive and transportation by staying safe, smart and connected.
Morgan Zimmerman, global vice president elaborated the meaning of search based applications and demonstrated a success story where customer satisfaction and loyalty was achieved through social listening and addressing warranty issues for a top auto maker.
Eric Brayton, technical director, presented the solution to accelerate product design cycles by finding and re-using proven designs and documents, thus reducing inventory redundancies and increasing the bottom line. He also discussed how large auto manufacturers can ease maintenance and repair operations by using part catalog consolidation, choice part ordering and triggering low inventory alerts to keep the repair process quick and efficient.
The seminar concluded with many interesting conversation around customization of these solutions to meet the requirements of the customer and other possible areas that search based applications can help retrieve and analyze information from data silos.