Waters Corporation Standardizes on a Single PCB flow with Expedition Enterprise Enabling Sharing Designs and Resources Across the Organization
The transition to Expedition Enterprise was clearly the best replacement flow for Waters. Their success was due to a well defined process developed by Mentor’s Customer Consulting group’s efforts and Water’s choice to transition libraries and databases in increments.
Waters Corp. Standardizes on Expedition Enterprise
“We researched different product options and found that the value of the Expedition Flow is the ability to share a design anywhere in the world. There are also large benefits to having the ability to create one global-standard library for the entire company to use.”
Waters Corporation's Standardized Single PCB Flow
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At Waters, designers are involved in product development at globally dispersed sites, with hardware development specifically being performed in three international centers. Through mergers and acquisitions, there were no company standards. This proved problematic for efficiently developing products cost effectively and within limited time constraints. Waters evaluated their PCB requirements and determined that Expedition™ Enterprise provided the solution they required due to concurrent design collaboration, requirements to develop a standard library and database as well as the ability to share resources across the enterprise.
“At Waters, DMS is used as our electrical component database, design and manufacturing file vault, and the front end to DxDesigner™ for selecting components. Additionally, it provides the interface to the SAP platform that allows us to interchange information with our corporate MRP system.”
About Waters Corporation
For over 50 years, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) is a successful developer of innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Waters is a worldwide leader in the liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry analytical instrumentation markets. Acknowledging the company’s success, BusinessWeek Magazine added Waters to the BusinessWeek Top 50 Performing Companies global rankings in 2009.