Progress cannot be generated when we are satisfied with existing situations” – Taiichi Ohno
The above quote from Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System, captures the essence of continuous improvement in Product Development. Process and information silos, however, are major impediments to product development speed, quality, reliability and continuous improvement.
Cogence is a collaborative Product Development System with integrated cross-functional tools, workflows and process orchestration capabilities for developing high quality and reliable products. Cogence improves cross-functional management and visibility of product development and continuous improvement processes in new product introduction, product and process validation, commercialization and sustaining engineering.
A high level overview of Cogence is given in the presentation below
Cogence is a J2EE application designed for cloud computing environments (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform), and easy to integrate with other business systems, including PDM, PLM, ERP, Manufacturing Execution, Supply Chain Planning, Collaboration and Supply Chain Execution systems. Cogence is highly configurable without need for any high level programming, which results in 10X productivity and quality.