Ford Selects SOMO Environment for Design Optimization

The platform will help streamline information flow and project execution, the company states.

Ford has selected ESTECO‘s SOMO collaboration and distributed execution framework to implement an Enterprise Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (EMDO) System. This system is to address the challenge of increasingly complex automotive industry requirements.

This customized platform, the company states, collects domain-specific models and integrates them into an optimization workflow. It preserves and versions all data in a central archive and shares results with managers and design teams. With this system, Ford can coordinate its data and documents in one environment.

“Our longstanding technical partnership with ESTECO,” says Yan Fu, technical leader of Business Strategy and Engineering Optimization at Ford, “has enabled us to find a made-to-measure, highly flexible solution that integrates with our IT systems and meets our internal IT policies. For more than a decade modeFRONTIER desktop platform has been successfully used as a process integration, design optimization and decision support tool inside the organization. This close technical partnership has brought to life a common vision to expand from the desktop paradigm to a web enabled solution — SOMO — capable of satisfying all design needs of a global enterprise like Ford.”

For more information, visit ESTECO.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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