How AI Makes It Easier to Manage Parts

NETVIBES Sourcing & Standardization Intelligence enables manufacturers to reduce costs and optimize procurement by defining part standards, reducing duplicate parts, and driving part reuse across an organization. With a Standardization Intelligence dashboard, procurement leaders are equipped to make sourcing decisions and monitor project execution.

Manufacturers must respond efficiently to changing supply needs, especially as the global pandemic disrupts supply chains. To remain competitive, companies must minimize expensive inventory while ensuring prompt and timely delivery of components.

Manufacturers can mitigate supply problems while optimizing procurement strategies and make better long-term investment decisions. Empowered with real-time information and suggestions from artificial intelligence (AI), procurement leaders can better negotiate with suppliers. In addition, companies can automate purchasing decisions based on part prices and marketplace conditions.

Current Challenges in Product Development

Imagine at 3 p.m. your engineers are on their fifth hour of innovative, value-added design work for the day. They are focused and let nothing derail their all-important work of new product design. They spend their time on CAD workflows, rarely needing to leave those workflows to find parts.

The reality, however, is that engineers are constantly pulled from design projects to search for and re-create parts. These non-value-added search efforts slow new product time-to-market and thus bring low-quality data and duplicate parts into the company ecosystem.

The 3DEXPERIENCE® Works Roles, Classification Intelligence Analyst and Standardization Intelligence Analyst can help you overcome these challenges.

Classification Intelligence Analyst

With our AI-powered Classification Intelligence Analyst Role you can classify, organize, and gain insight into your 3D parts and components.

This Role provides a new step-by-step process that enables efficient and automated classification using the 3D shape and semantic recognition of components. Once classified, components are more easily found, reused, and compared in detail with each other and all components in 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace PartSupply.

Benefits of Classification Intelligence Analyst Role:

  •         Helps engineers find parts easily
  •         Clusters geometrically similar parts
  •         Classifies legacy and new parts faster

Standardization Intelligence Analyst

Using our AI-powered Standardization Intelligence Analyst Role, you can identify and promote components for re-use and take engineering, compliance, manufacturing, and sourcing requirements into account. This allows you to automatically identify similar parts for deduplication and identify standard components for reuse and labeling. You can publish the labeled standard components for engineers to reuse, and you can label duplicate components to be discarded.

Benefits of Standardization Intelligence Analyst Role:

  •         Enable companies to automate part standardization of in-house components and components from external suppliers
  •         Facilitate labeling parts with automated suggestions
  •         Publish parts based on standardization results for engineers

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Ease of finding and reusing parts along with a part classification and standardization process can accelerate your new product development efforts, not to mention save time and lessen frustration.

Contact your local reseller for more information about Classification Intelligence Analyst and Standardization Intelligence Analyst on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.



Vivek is a Computer Science graduate of Arizona state University. He works as the Product Manager for PartSupply and Sourcing and Standardization Sub-domain Roles in the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Portfolio with a focus to drive growth and manage retention for 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Community worldwide.