Chevron Taps Dassault for Product Development Platform
Motor oil giant Chevron U.S.A. has selected the 3DExperience platform from Dassault Systemes to help accelerate its product development process.
The consumer goods maker's Chevron Products Company division, which manufactures premium base oils and finished lubricants, will use the platform to accelerate the development of products that are sold under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brands names worldwide.
Chevron’s lubricants business has a history of innovation that includes hundreds of new or changed product projects annually. Each project involves dozens of participants across various disciplines — all working on different formulations, regulations and raw materials in multiple locations. Chevron sought to reduce this complexity and improve development cycles.
Dassault Systemes’ “Perfect Product” industry solution, which is based on the 3DExperience platform, connects users across a company’s global operations in a digital collaborative environment to help reduce time, resources and costs associated with new product development.
By taking steps to achieve greater traceability of product formulations and materials, and to standardize processes for product reviews and approvals, Chevron aims to reinforce product quality across its portfolio. The platform enables multiple functions inside Chevron’s lubricants business and in different locations to access a single source of searchable and reusable product data, gain insight into project status and target completion dates at any time, and enable supply chain activities.
“We turned to Dassault Systemes to support our efforts to build on more than a century of scientific lubricants research and innovation,” said Brian Stripling, general manager of brand, technology and OEM at Chevron Lubricants. “We aligned our processes and work based on best business practices and functionality thanks to the services of Tech Mahindra, Dassault Systèmes’ systems integration partner. As we continue this journey to reduce complexity, we have embarked on integrating additional processes into our Dassault Systemes platform.”
"Dassault Systemes’ 3DExperience platform enabled us to rapidly iterate with business stakeholders in delivering digital transformation of product development processes,” said Ashim Guha, vice president of consulting & enterprise solutions at Tech Mahindra. “The customer was able to transition from legacy … apps to the new platform in less than a year and on budget."