Sogeti and Dassault Systèmes Partner to Author Digital Manufacturing Book

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From Virtual Concept to Real Profit, New Book Roadmaps How to Adapt to a Rapidly Changing Business Environment Using Product Lifecycle Management Technologies

From Virtual Concept to Real Profit Book Cover

This book covers exciting possibilities and the accompanying challenges offered by modern digital manufacturing and simulation to efficiently and effectively conduct profitable business in ways that, even a few years ago, could only have been dreamt of.

Dayton, OH, December 16, 2009 – The Sogeti Group, a leader in Technology Consulting Services including Engineering Services and PLM solutions, announced the release of a book on increasing profits through digital manufacturing and simulation. The book is a joint collaboration between Sogeti and Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. In five chapters, this book explains how a seamlessly integrated fabric of information technology, digital manufacturing, simulation, robotics and physical production is no longer just an idea, but a reality for real profit.

For manufacturers, global competition has become increasingly fierce due to the economic crisis and issues tied to green business. However, these challenges also provide great opportunity, if not a necessity, to rethink the way that products are developed and manufactured. Innovation is imperative, not only at a technological level, but in every aspect of the product development cycle. The major barrier to improving productivity is related to efficient planning and controls. Companies should focus more on effective means to reduce manufacturing costs and to improve their activity planning.

“This book covers exciting possibilities and the accompanying challenges offered by modern digital manufacturing and simulation to efficiently and effectively conduct profitable business in ways that, even a few years ago, could only have been dreamt of. In the near future, lifelike experience and extended digital manufacturing will be at the very heart of any state-of-the-art manufacturing company,” said Philippe Charlès, CEO DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes.

Modern digital manufacturing and simulation are the main enablers for obtaining such benefits. Digital manufacturing is the capability to define and simulate exactly how a product will be built in a global collaborative environment.

Simulation is key to many business operations, and its application is still developing at a rapid pace, supported by modern mathematics, information technology and computer graphics to create a 100% lifelike experience. Evolving from 2-D representation via 3-D and so-called “digital mock-up”, we have now entered the stage of digital manufacturing. It involves an integrated suite of tools to define and simulate all manufacturing operations and resources in the context of a product and a production plant. Modern digital simulation allows engineers to validate and optimize manufacturing processes.

“Present-day economic reality forces organizations to take a hard look at their strategies and practices of manufacturing. Modern digital manufacturing and simulation offer a potential order of magnitude increase in both efficiency and innovation. However, to deliver on this promise barriers must be overcome. This book addresses challenges and benefits, and lays out the vision of a state-of-the-art manufacturing environment,” comments Dominique Lafond, CEO, Sogeti High Tech.

For PDF and printed versions please contact Sogeti or visit http://www.virtual-real.com/

Photos of the authors are available at
http://www.sogeti.com/virtualreal

For information about all Sogeti publications please visit http://www.sogeti.com/publications

About Sogeti USA
Sogeti USA is a premier provider of Information Technology services to businesses and public sector organizations. Operating in 23 US locations, Sogeti’s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast delivery expertise. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients devlop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their businesses better. With over 40 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Engineering Services, Enterprise Microsoft Solutions, Enterprise Solutions Consulting, IBM and Open Solutions and Testing/Quality Assurance. For more, visit http://www.us.sogeti.com

About Sogeti
Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with our clients, we enable them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 14 countries and is present in over 200 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information please visit http://www.sogeti.com.

Sogeti High Tech is a leading company in Engineering and Technology Consulting Services. With more than 20 years of expertise, we undertake major technical and engineering innovation projects for the R&D departments of global industrial firms:

  •     Research & Development with the maintenance in operational conditions
  •     Outsourcing Research and Development and Innovation Advice.
  •     Scientific and technical research and developments, mechanical design, development of complex systems.
  •     Control and industrial data processing.

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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Kelly Maroney
Director, Marketing
Sogeti USA
Tel: (937) 291 8190

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