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Teamcenter Manufacturing Process Planner MPP

MPP (Manufacturing Process Planner)

• Manufacturing Process Planner (MPP) allows design, engineering, manufacturing, plants and suppliers into Virtual Enterprise.
• MPP helps manufacturers implement the best production planning strategies by evaluating Alternative Manufacturing Scenarios, maximize resource utilization and optimize throughput.

Manufacturing Process Planner (MPP) allows design and manufacturing engineers to concurrently develop product and manufacturing planning. This collaboration framework ensures that manufacturing constraints are reconciled during product design and vice versa. Using Teamcenter’s change management capabilities, manufacturers can understand and react to changes originating at any pointin the design/plan/manufacture cycle.

By connecting all members of the design/build process — from design, engineering and manufacturing, to plants and suppliers — into one virtual enterprise, MPP helps manufacturers implement the best production planning strategies. MPP allows manufacturers to evaluate alternative manufacturing scenarios, maximize resource utilization, and optimize throughput at the very early stages of concept planning. It also provides a platform for developing common standards and allows them to be enforced with controlled flexibility in global manufacturing locations.

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Features

  • Intuitive, dashboard-style user interface
  • Process authoring via best-in-class templates
  • Powerful search and accountability checks for process validation prior to implementation
  • Integrated environment for product, process, plant and resource data
  • Global access to manufacturing process information
  • Ensure production lines are balanced and optimized
  • Plant specific bill-of-process to accelerate reuse of assembly processes across plants
  • Time management and analysis of value added and non-value added activities
  • 2D/3D work instructions for greater clarity to the shop floor
  • Seamlessly integrated with Process Simulate for advanced process optimization analysis

Benefits

  • Increase your manufacturing planning productivity by up to 40%.
  • Reduce lead time.
  • Achieve quality & accuracy.
  • Maximize use of resources.
  • Reduction in inventory errors.
  • Increase collaboration between product design, manufacturing and shop floor execution
  • Enable re-use of proven processes and resources.
  • Reduce cost of change with early detection and communication of product design issues
  • Reduce waste

References/Case Studies

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Business Benefits

  • 40% reduction in manufacturing planning operations.
  • Accountability and Traceability between mBOM and eBOM reduced problems on the shop floor, and BOM accuracy increased resulting in smoother operations.
  • Change management dramatically improved due to the link between engineering and manufacturing BOMs.
  • Faster and better planning of manufacturing operations is possible.

Client

Europe based electric vehicle manufacturer​

Project Scope

    1. Helping customer establish Manufacturing Process Planner for its upcoming micro grid production line.
  • Involved from beginning of the project.
  • Make sure architecture is fool-proof.
  • Acting as strategic partner and helping with design of solution.
  • Define MBOM, BOP and BOE structures.

  • 2. Implement/Build PLM configuration.
  • Installation setup and support.
  • TC Data model Deployments
  • AWC enhancements

  • 3. Documentation and best practices.
    4. L1, L2 , L3 Support.

Technology Stack:

Teamcenter 12, NX1899, AWC 4,2

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Videos

MPP Interface in Teamcenter | EBOM MBOM Creation

Introduction to BOP and BOE in Teamcenter MPP

Teamcenter Easy Plan for ETO

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FAQ's

What is Teamcenter MPP?

Teamcenter MPP is a software solution used for Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP). It helps manufacturers define, manage, and optimize the processes required to manufacture their products efficiently.

What are the benefits of Teamcenter MPP?

  • – Increase your manufacturing planning productivity by up to 40%.
  • – Increase collaboration between product design, manufacturing and shop floor execution
  • – Enable re-use of proven processes and resources.
  • – Reduce cost of change with early detection and communication of product design issues

What is the purpose of Teamcenter MPP?

Teamcenter MPP is designed to streamline and optimize the manufacturing process, from initial planning to execution. It enables manufacturers to create detailed manufacturing plans, manage resources, and improve overall production efficiency.

What is Teamcenter Manufacturing?

Teamcenter enables you to capture and manage manufacturing data, processes, resources, and plant information in the same single environment that you use to manage your product data.

 

With Teamcenter Manufacturing, companies are able to:

  • Shorten product launch time by performing product design and manufacturing engineering concurrently
  • Ensure accurate communication of manufacturing information to the shop floor
  • Plan and optimize the layout of your manufacturing facilities digitally, well before you start production

Avoid product quality issues by integrating quality parameters as part of the manufacturing planning process.

What is manufacturing process planning?

Manufacturing Process Planning provides customers a single, scalable and secure source of manufacturing data that supports lifecycle processes from engineering through production. With a fully managed, single source of knowledge for products, processes, resources, and plants, customers can increase manufacturing’s influence on product innovation to drastically improve profitability, time-to-market, and quality.

Why Manufacturing Process Planning with Teamcenter MPP module?

Teamcenter Manufacturing Assembly Process Planning addresses a broad range of manufacturing applications utilized in process planning and data management to reduce the time to production, reduce overhead costs associated with planning activities, and improve product quality. 

It allows design and manufacturing engineers to concurrently develop product and manufacturing planning. This collaboration framework ensures that manufacturing constraints are reconciled during product design and vice versa. Using Teamcenter’s change management capabilities, manufacturers can understand and react to changes originating at any point in the design/plan/manufacturing cycle 

MPP helps manufacturers implement the best production planning strategies by evaluating Alternative Manufacturing Scenarios, maximizing resource utilization, and optimizing throughput. 

This collaboration framework ensures that manufacturing constraints are reconciled during product design and vice versa. Using Teamcenter’s change management capabilities, manufacturers can understand and react to changes originating at any point in the design/plan/manufacture cycle. 

Can we create multiple MBOMs using single EBOM?

Yes, we can create multiple MBOMs. MBOMs are created or defined based on plant-specific, and EBOMS is defined specific to vehicles so, for example, a single vehicle can be created in multiple plants and we can create multiple MBOMs using a single EBOM.

What is Plant structure in Teamcenter MPP?

A plant structure is a hierarchy of work areas. The work areas describe the locations existing in a plant in which manufacturing operations are performed. The hierarchy of the work areas can be very different from one plant to another.

Plant structure can represent the entire plant.  Work Areas, sections.

Each work area can also include Tools, Machines, Resources & equipment. 

 Process operations used to manufacture a product are assigned to the work areas in which they are performed. 

Does the Teamcenter Manufacturing Process Planner support different industries and manufacturing processes?

Yes, various industries and manufacturing processes are supported by the Teamcenter Manufacturing Process Planner. It is intended to be adaptable and configurable, allowing businesses to customize the software to their unique requirements and work processes.

Types of BOP’s?

Manufacturing BOP & Assembly BOP.

How to create BOM without error?

This can be done by using an Accountability check. Accountability checks allow you to compare process structures to ensure the completeness and integrity of data. You can identify if lines in one structure are represented in another structure, or you can compare properties of equivalent lines in the two structures to identify differences.

Why MBOM is needed?

Design engineering/EBOM is creating the structure or BOM as per the functional requirement of the product, not how we manufacture it.

Does the Teamcenter MPP module support different industries and manufacturing processes?

Yes, various industries and manufacturing processes are supported by the Teamcenter MPP (Material and Production Planning) module. The module offers a versatile platform that can be customized to satisfy the unique requirements of different industries and manufacturing processes. 

Teamcenter MPP is used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, industrial machinery, and medical devices.  

For managing product data, BOMs, manufacturing planning data, and production scheduling data, the module offers a full range of features and powers. It has features for handling changes, revisions, and approvals as well as tools for capacity planning, material planning, and production scheduling. 

Teamcenter MPP also supports integration with other software systems, such as CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) that allow manufacturers to establish an environment where product creation, manufacturing planning, and production execution are all connected. 

How MPP helps in change management?

By offering a centralized platform for managing changes to BOMs (Bill of Materials) and related manufacturing plans, Teamcenter MPP can aid in change management. Controlling changes to a product or process involves taking steps to reduce their negative effects on production while also making sure that the changes are properly carried out and verified. 

It provides a Centralized change management environment to make sure that changes are correctly tracked, approved, and documented with the Collaboration of the teams involved with change management so they can collaborate on changes, evaluate, and approve changes, and monitor progress in real-time thanks to it.

How MPP helps to maintain EBOM, MBOM structure?

MPP has various functionalities such as creating links between structures and the accountability check so you can fetch the data and even compare the different structures within Teamcenter. 

  • • Compare two structures to ensure all lines in Source Structure are accounted for in the Target Structure 
  • • Each line in MBOM must be logically aligned with a line in EBOM 
  • • This helps update MBOM for every EBOM change 

  

Linking EBOM with an MBOM 

  • • Perform Alignment Check 
  • • BOM View Revisions are linked by a METarget relation  
  • • ID in Context establishes logical equivalence between aligned occurrences
    This also helps the Users to manage, maintain and keep data UpToDate. 

How does Teamcenter MPP facilitate collaboration between different departments and stakeholders?

  • • Manufacturing Process Planner (MPP) allows design and manufacturing engineers to concurrently develop product and manufacturing planning. This collaboration framework ensures that manufacturing constraints are reconciled during product design and vice versa. Using Teamcenter’s change management capabilities, manufacturers can understand and react to changes originating at any point in the design/plan/manufacturing cycle 
  • • Manufacturing Process Planner (MPP) allows design, engineering, manufacturing, plants, and suppliers into Virtual Enterprise. 
  • • MPP helps manufacturers implement the best production planning strategies by evaluating Alternative Manufacturing Scenarios, maximizing resource utilization, and optimizing throughput. 

How MPP helps in BOM Management?

Teamcenter Manufacturing Process Planner (MPP) provides a number of tools and features to aid in Bill of Materials (BOM) administration. 

MPP offers a central place for managing BOM data, which is one way it aids in BOM management. Users can easily access and update BOM information as required thanks to the software’s ability to store and manage BOMs for various product configurations. This can enhance teamwork and decrease mistakes made during the production process. 

BOMs can also be created using MPP module or by importing BOM data from other systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or computer-aided design (CAD) systems. This makes it possible to guarantee the accuracy and relevance of BOM data. 

Additionally, MPP offers tools for analyzing BOM data, including linking if BOM, Accountability checks. This enhances the quality of the BOM data and can lessen production process errors. 

How MPP help you in manage data inside Teamcenter?

Teamcenter presents manufacturing data in views, each of which provides its own specific way of managing or modifying data. The views provide an environment where, for example, you can construct processes and operations, relate additional relevant information, view different alternatives or studies, and collaborate with others who are working on the same information.  

For common use cases, Teamcenter provides you with several collections of views, organized in collaboration contexts (CCs), that group the views that you need to perform common tasks. These CCs behave similarly to the Manufacturing Process Planner’s perspective 

How does Teamcenter MPP differ from other manufacturing software?

Teamcenter MPP provides a comprehensive platform for manufacturing process planning, integrating various aspects like process design, resource allocation, and simulation. It offers seamless collaboration and data management capabilities.

What industries benefit from using Teamcenter MPP?

Teamcenter MPP is widely used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, and heavy machinery manufacturing, among others, where complex and efficient manufacturing processes are crucial.

Can Teamcenter MPP handle complex assembly processes?

Yes, Teamcenter MPP is capable of managing complex assembly processes by providing tools for defining assembly sequences, allocating resources, and simulating the assembly process to identify and resolve potential issues.

How does Teamcenter MPP help with resource management?

Teamcenter MPP enables users to allocate and manage resources such as machines, tools, and labor effectively. It helps in optimizing resource usage to meet production goals.

Does Teamcenter MPP support digital twin technology?

Yes, Teamcenter MPP often integrates with digital twin technology to create a virtual representation of the manufacturing process. This allows for thorough simulation, analysis, and validation before physical production begins.

Is Teamcenter MPP suitable for small and large manufacturing companies?

Teamcenter MPP can be tailored to the needs of both small and large manufacturing companies. It offers scalability and customization options to suit various business sizes.

How does Teamcenter MPP improve collaboration among teams?

Teamcenter MPP provides a centralized platform for teams involved in manufacturing process planning, allowing for better communication, document sharing, and collaborative decision-making.

Can Teamcenter MPP integrate with other software systems?

Yes, Teamcenter MPP can integrate with other PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems to ensure seamless data flow between different stages of product development and manufacturing.

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