You may be surprised to learn this, but there are a lot of companies that are not particularly happy with their CAD and PLM suppliers. It has a lot to do with over-promising and under-delivering.
For Siemens PLM Software to win GM’s Supplier of the Year award for the fourth time is really something. The award is given based on ratings for quality, service, technology, and price. It’s not something that a supplier can get by playing golf with the chairman.
The people at Siemens PLM should be justifiably proud of this honor. Then, they should take a big breath, and get back to work, because millions of engineers are counting on them for the tools to help them get their jobs done better.
The official Siemens press release follows:
Siemens PLM Software Receives General Motors Supplier of the Year Award for the Fourth Time
GM Supplier of the Year Award for IT Builds on Siemens PLM Software’s Strong Momentum in the Global Auto Industry
“We Look Forward to Continuing to Contribute to the Remarkable Resurgence and Excitement of the new GM,” says CEO, Chuck Grindstaff
DETROIT, April 10, 2012 – Siemens PLM Software today announced it has received the prestigious 2011 General Motors Supplier of the Year Award at a ceremony held March 13th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. GM cited the important role that Siemens PLM Software has played in the automaker’s efforts to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. This is the fourth time the global supplier of product lifecycle management (PLM) software has won this award, which rates suppliers in a variety of categories including quality, service, technology, and price.
“Siemens PLM Software’s partnership, and dedication to consistently perform above expectations, contributed to both our companies’ success,” said GM executive, Timothy Cox. “The entire GM team appreciates the efforts of the Siemens PLM Software team and wants to recognize the entire organization for its performance.”
“After working so closely with the incredible team at GM to thoroughly understand their requirements and deliver the solutions they need to build some of the world’s best cars and trucks, it is particularly gratifying to be named a 2011 General Motors Supplier of the Year,” said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO and president, Siemens PLM Software. “We know that understanding our customers and the industries they serve has helped us formulate a unique and practical vision for PLM that has contributed to the unmatched growth and momentum we are experiencing in the global automotive industry. So we want to thank General Motors for this award and for their partnership. We are truly honored to have been selected from such a prestigious list of IT suppliers, and we look forward to continuing to contribute to the remarkable resurgence and excitement of the new GM.”
Siemens PLM Software supplies General Motors with a comprehensive set of integrated software, services and expertise to help automate their entire product lifecycle process. The offerings in use at GM include, but are not limited to, NX™ software for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis, Teamcenter® software for digital lifecycle management, andTecnomatix® software for digital manufacturing automation and simulation.
Broad automotive leadership, unmatched momentum
Siemens PLM Software has experienced unmatched momentum and established a broad leadership position in the global automotive industry by adding several prominent automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to its customer base over the past several years. Its technology is now used throughout product development and manufacturing by more than 90 percent of the world’s top 15 automotive OEMs and nearly 90 percent of the top 25 Tier One auto suppliers. In fact, Siemens PLM Software technology is used in the development of more than 80 percent of all the vehicles produced worldwide by all 47 of the world’s top OEMs ranked by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).
About Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation
Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, Tecnomatix and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.