Powertrain Digital Integration and Automation (PDIA)
Ford Motor Company
2011 - PACE Award Winner
Ford Motor Company for its partnership with Dassault Systemes
What: Powertrain Digital Integration and Automation (PDIA)
Judge's Citation: Ford and Dassault have demonstrated a deep collaboration and shared common vision of process changes by combining CAD and CAE and imbedding Ford's complete knowledge base of Powertrain design and engineering within Dassault software tool sets. This is a significant extension of software capability that dramatically changes design processes as well as the Ford engineering culture. The dramatic time and cost savings at Ford mean that Ford will take these process changes throughout their enterprise. The collaboration over the 4 year cultural change was based upon the digitizing of the Ford engineering knowledge base, a process innovation enabled by the Dassault team vision and technical tool sets.