Zurn Completes Product Lifecycle Management Implementation with Advanced Solutions

Accelerating Product Development through Product Lifecycle Management

Thursday, June 16, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – June 16, 2016: Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI), an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), has developed and implemented the Autodesk® PLM 360 solution for Zurn Industries, LLC.
Zurn Industries, LLC, a leading brand of Rexnord, is a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial water solutions. Zurn provides innovative water solutions, sustainable plumbing products, water conservation, and total building solutions for a variety of building environments. As a pioneer in plumbing and water systems, Zurn has revolutionized the Engineered Water Solutions® industry. 
Zurn recognized the need for a global platform capable of integrating company-wide data into one central system that provides full accessibility, eliminates software compatibility challenges, and quickly reports product development data. It was clear they needed a turn-key solution to quickly meet their current needs, giving them the scalability to grow their business in the future. They chose to partner with the Advanced Solutions PLM Advisors to enhance their own internal process for product development. “There were probably other companies that could have done the work, but the ASI team was super,” noted Phil Schmalzried, Zurn Lead Application Developer.  “The team was committed to the project, engaged, responsive, and knew PLM 360 very well. If they didn’t know answer, they quickly found answers and adapted.”
Advanced Solutions PLM took the existing Zurn Product Development Process (ZPDP), used to cover the full lifecycle of the product from conception to completion, and analyzed each macro and calculation of the various Excel spreadsheets to fully understand the process and workflow needed. ASI PLM technical experts, set forth configuring each precise detail into the Autodesk PLM 360 platform, providing the existing ZPDP functionality with greater efficiency and enhanced collaboration capabilities. The knowledgeable ASI PLM team took the time to familiarize themselves with Zurn’s existing development process, prior to implementation. 
The tiered training approach and seamless migration into the PLM 360 tool, provided by the Advanced Solutions PLM Team, has given Zurn users access to a simple straight-forward approach to product development.  Phil recalled, “I’ve worked with several consulting companies before, and I don’t know of any that were as amiable and agreeable to different ideas. They (ASI) just had a real can do attitude the whole time.” The Zurn team is now able to set up metrics company-wide to measure project status, track workflow, and productivity, while developing and redefining the process. The task management of the ZDPD versus PLM is very similar, with PLM 360 it is now more efficient and secure. 
Both ASI Product Lifecycle Management and Zurn know cloud-based applications provide advantages. Accessibility from any location or device, global revision control, cloud backups, and security are what makes PLM 360 a viable solution. As Zurn continues to innovate, they will be considering additional modules for new database opportunities and integration with the help of their trusted PLM Advisor, Advanced Solutions.
To read the full case study, visit http://www.advancedsolutionsplm.com/services.html. To learn more about Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, visit the website at www.AdvancedSolutionsPLM.com.   
About Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC
Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC is an authorized Autodesk® PLM 360 advisor, trainer, and support provider, specializing in all aspects of Product Lifecycle Management. As an Autodesk® PLM 360 Advisor, Advanced Solutions is recognized as a trusted partner to design, implement, integrate and support the Autodesk PLM 360 software platform. For additional information about ASI Product Lifecycle Management, visit our website at www.AdvancedSolutionsPLM.com.   
About Zurn Industries
A leading brand of Rexnord, Zurn Industries, LLC is a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets. Zurn manufactures the largest breadth of engineered water solutions in the industry, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance any building’s environment. For more information, visit www.zurn.com
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