Wärtsilä Embarks on its PLM Journey with Infosys Technologies
Wärtsilä Selects Infosys as Services Partner for Multi-Year Product Data Management Initiative
London, UK - September 17, 2008: Infosys Technologies Limited today announced that it has been selected by Wärtsilä as the services partner to enable the company's multi-year transformation of its product innovation and lifecycle management. Under the terms of the agreement, Infosys will deliver consulting and implementation services to Wärtsilä so it may migrate to a global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to improve the speed, quality and innovation delivered to its customers.
In response to varying global market demands, Wärtsilä which provides power solutions to ship manufacturers and power plants around the world, launched a Product Data Management (PDM) initiative to gain greater harmonization in its engineering design and production processes. The company engaged Infosys for its PDM initiative that will enable it to utilize better existing knowledge, increase business agility and streamline information flow in its engineering design manufacturing and service operations globally.
Wärtsilä employs more than 17,000 professionals across 160 locations in 70 countries all working on projects that require collaboration across geographies. The company needed a single source of product information that could be shared and exchanged, keeping teams focused on collaboration, communication and swift decision-making to ensure tasks were coordinated effectively from the same up-to-date design specifications.
The four-phase transformation will involve an end-to-end PDM solution deployment across Wärtsilä’s global sites. Upon completion, Wärtsilä will benefit from enhanced collaboration on product design between sales, engineering and manufacturing, ensuring accelerated time to market with customer focused products as a result of enhanced information flow across its global sites. As part of the cooperation, Wärtsilä will be able to leverage Infosys’ PLM capabilities, sound and robust CMM level 5 quality practices, engineering process consulting skills. Wartsila can also take advantage of the best practices and expertise gained via other similar global PLM implementation executed and additionally take advantage of its innovative Global Delivery Model (GDM).
Valmeeka Nathan, VP and Head, Product Lifecycle and Engineering Solutions, Infosys said: “The opportunity to work with Wärtsilä aligns with our PLM transformation leadership and strategy to forge relationships with global industry leaders. We look forward to continuing to help Wärtsilä leverage our industry knowledge and engineering expertise to enhance its product innovation capability and competitive edge.”