Albina Ulvegren and Fredrik Flodmark
Albina has worked at Scania for 10 years, in different areas and roles but always with a connection to product data management. Her interest and passion has always been in the key capabilities and systems for handling the modularised product portfolio; configuration, structure and change management. Albina now works with cross-functional product lifecycle management, providing support for all key processes in Scania. Her focus is strategies, architecture and maintenance of the common core of PDM.
Fredrik works as a business architect within the CAD/PDM-area, responsible for the overall roadmap and strategy regarding our key capabilities for lifecycle management of product data.
The value of PLM at Scania - mass customization of a modular product
Scania’s objective is to provide the best profitability for its customers throughout the Product life cycle by delivering optimised heavy trucks and buses, engines and services. Albina will talk about how PLM contribute in the Scania value chain, how the modularization of a few part numbers makes it possible to provide a large (endless) variety of specifications. The presentation will hopefully give a good start to a discussion about the position and meaning of PLM for different companies as well as the question of in-house development versus commercial platforms.
Scania is a global company, founded in 1891, with a sales and service organisation in more than 100 countries. Since the start we have built and delivered more than 1,400,000 trucks and buses for heavy transport work. Today Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and buses. Industrial and Marine Engines is another important business area. Unlike our competitors, we have systematically concentrated our resources in the heavy transport segment. Even during periods of sagging markets for trucks, Scania has shown good earnings. For more than seven decades, Scania has reported a profit every year.Scania’s Head Office is located in Södertälje, Sweden, where a total of 5,800 people work with sales as well as administrative and other tasks. Also in Södertälje are Scania’s research and development operations, with about 3,300 employees.