Concept and Requirements Definition Collaboration Features and Functions
Suppliers of strategic components and materials add value to the concept and requirement definition process by giving early feedback on what is feasible and suggesting alternatives that may add value, reduce cost, and be easier to manufacture. SRM suites facilitate this by providing collaboration tools that allow suppliers to participate as a member of the team that sets requirements and targets (performance, cost, serviceability, etc.) for new products.
- Supplier collaboration on performance features, options, quality, reliability, packaging, inventory planning, manufacturability, field support planning, and fulfillment strategy
- Real-time conferencing
- Target setting tools (multi-enterprise)
- Scenario creation and evaluation (multi-enterprise)
Design Features and Functions