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Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has selected the Sustainable Wind Turbines industry solution experience for its manufacturing operations management. Vestas can standardize its manufacturing systems and supply chain processes across sites worldwide and support future expansion plans.

By 2025, wind energy may satisfy an estimated 10 percent of the world’s electricity consumption. However, in a volatile market, wind turbine manufacturers must have the flexibility to produce high-quality, reliable products in proximity to local markets and in accordance with local requirements. With more than 56,800 wind turbines installed in 75 countries across six continents, Vestas wants to be able to produce any product at any plant as it expands to new locations, as well as ensure that its outsourcing strategy achieves cost and quality goals throughout a wind turbine’s 20-year design lifecycle.

Based on the 3DExperience platform, “Sustainable Wind Turbines” leverages DELMIA Apriso applications and provides unparalleled engineering, manufacturing, and project management capabilities that integrate multidisciplinary information in a global collaborative environment. It allows companies to virtually plan and validate their manufacturing processes before start of production, minimizing production costs, shop floor delays and issues, while ensuring higher product quality and the desired production throughput.

With its 19 manufacturing facilities globally, Vestas has a single, unified digital solution for real-time visibility and control over enterprise-wide manufacturing operations that can be securely integrated with its existing ERP system. The company can coordinate and synchronize people, processes, equipment, tooling and materials, as well as processes beyond the wind turbine plant floor such as quality, warehouse, maintenance, labor and supply chain. With greater operational flexibility and quicker response to change, Vestas can replicate improvements, design and build at any facility.

“Climate change and energy security are two of the most significant challenges the world faces today and future generations will inherit, emphasizing the importance of transitioning to economically profitable green energy solutions,” said Jean-Marc Lechêne, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Vestas. “The 3DExperience platform allows us to

transform managing our manufacturing operations with a comprehensive approach. We can improve business efficiencies, better adapt to local standards and help establish long-term sustainability solutions, for any market.”

“Manufacturers like Vestas aim to grow revenue and expand into emerging markets yet must achieve these objectives while improving efficiency and quality, eliminating waste, reducing cost, and keeping sustainability top-of-mind,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes. “The ‘Sustainable Wind Turbines’ industry solution experience provides a digital foundation for enterprise

Dassault Systèmes DELMIA Apriso

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, serves 190,000 customers across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation. Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand offers products that connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing. As part of DELMIA, the Apriso product portfolio helps manufacturers transform their global operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence while adapting quickly and easily to change.

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, serves 190,000 customers across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation. Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand offers products that connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing. Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform, DELMIA helps global businesses re-imagine their planning, management and optimization of industrial operations. DELMIA Manufacturing Operations Management solutions help manufacturers transform global industrial operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence. This is achieved by improving visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing operations and supply chain processes on a global basis.

Dassault Systèmes – through its DELMIA Apriso offerings – is the only company that can offer a process-based solution for global manufacturing operations management that empowers you to track, trace, manage and control all elements of manufacturing operations both within your company and across your product supply network. DELMIA Apriso extends the value of ERP, PLM and other enterprise business systems by closing the loop between design, planning and execution. DELMIA Apriso solutions offer the widest possible footprint for management visibility – across your entire enterprise. Performance is optimized across all aspects of the extended value chain, including your people, materials, machines and processes – and those of your suppliers. By transferring real-time data, signals, alerts, KPIs or business intelligence from any network location to any other location around the world, Apriso solutions empower global manufacturers to respond quickly to strategy shifts, changing market conditions and unexpected events. Manufacturers can implement Apriso modules individually or as an enterprise manufacturing solution.

Select manufacturers using Apriso solutions include General Motors, Volvo CE, Honeywell, Stryker, L’Oréal, Trixell, Textron, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, British American Tobacco, Becton Dickinson, MBDA, Saint-Gobain, Essilor, Valeo, Ugitech, Novelis, Cummins, Paccar, Boston Power, Amcor, Safran, Thales, Laboratoires M&L, AGCO and Alstom Transport.

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