Production Planning Product engineering and manufacturing engineering often use different tools and systems to create their respective deliverables. Bridging these two words can be very difficult and costly. A waterfall approach is often used to share information across disciplines and often happens late in the product development cycle limiting visibility and cross-discipline optimization. The reason is that sharing data too early often results in changes that are difficult to reconcile resulting in significant rework and data integrity/accuracy issues. During this session, you will see PTC’s best-in-class production planning solution including the ability to create upstream and downstream variations of a Bill of Material as well as allocate and manage a variety of manufacturing assets across associative structures. We will introduce you to the concept of process planning structures as well as separate but related BOM’s and how easy it is to define relationships across structures and maintain traceability between them. Finally, we will show you how this information can be delivered to the factory floor and combined with smart manufacturing infrastructure using the latest IIOT technology.