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 lifecycle management. Process and information silos, however, are major impediments to product development speed, quality, reliability and continuous improvement.
ZPDS is a collaborative Product Development System with integrated cross-functional tools and processes for developing high quality and reliable products. ZPDS improves cross-functional management and visibility of product development and continuous improvement processes in new product introduction, engineering, manufacturing, quality and customer service.
A high level overview of ZPDS is given in the presentation below
ZPDS is a J2EE application designed for cloud computing environments (AWS and Google Cloud), and easy to integrate with other business systems, including PDM, PLM, ERP, Manufacturing Execution, Supply Chain Planning, Collaboration and Supply Chain Execution systems. ZPDS is highly configurable without need for any high level programming, which results in 10X productivity and quality.