PTC, Camstar Partnership Will Improve PLM Quality Management

posted on 1/6/2012 4:22:03 PM

Camstar has signed on to the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program so the duo can deliver a closed-loop change management and quality execution system for PTC’s Windchill PLM product.

Camstar Systems, a supplier of manufacturing execution and quality management software, has joined PTC’s PartnerAdvantage Program, a move that, according to the companies, will result in a closed-loop quality execution system for PTC’s product lifecycle management product.

Camstar’s Enterprise Platform includes quality management capabilities that extend across the supply chain and into manufacturing. The Camstar software will complement PTC’s Windchill quality lifecycle management framework by delivering data on process change management from the pre-built product to aftermarket warranty information, the companies said.

Specifically, Camstar’s manufacturing execution system (MES) product enforces manufacturing product and process specifications, and details the as-manufactured audit trail for every unit. The partners claim that by combining Camstar’s MES solution with PTC’s Windchill PLM and manufacturing process management capabilities, manufacturers can accelerate product launches and make continuous improvement more effective.

“To successfully launch new products and ensure the shortest time to profitability, manufacturers require synchronization of product and process definitions at their manufacturing sites and at strategic global supply partners,” said Manash Chakraborty, Camstar’s vice president of business development, in a statement.

Echoing Chakraborty, PTC senior director of business development Andy Barlow added: “The PTC PartnerAdvantage Program comprises software providers that are selected for their expertise and proven success. Through our review process, Camstar demonstrated its ability to help manufacturers, brand owners, and their supply networks improve product quality and the resulting business performance.”

Camstar and PTC have a history of working together in the life-sciences and high-tech industries. By collaborating within the PTC PartnerAdvantage program at the gold tier level, the duo say they will be able to tightly integrate their products for seamless change management and closed-loop quality control within the PLM suite.