PLM – Backbone for Digitization and Sustainability in Engineering

Downstream costs, use of resources and vehicle sustainability are expected to increase 70-80% in the development and process planning phase. It is up to engineering teams to determine the sustainability of an automobile, starting from its operational phase through recycling.

SICK is implementing an interdisciplinary end-to-end PLM concept from development to pro-duction planning. Digitalization and sustainability are linked via the Digital Thread/Twin of the product in production.

Manufacturers who can make themselves less dependent on raw material bottlenecks and skyrocketing raw material prices by using less or switching to recycled materials are set to achieve a significant advantage over the competition.