PTC Windchill LCA

Scale the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data and improve environmental performance

Increasingly, there is a strong correlation between a company’s brand and the environmental sustainability of its manufacturing organization. Financial pressures, market demand, and social responsibility are driving manufacturers to improve the environmental performance of their products. Not only have business-to-business customers and consumers demonstrated a clear preference for more sustainable products and “greener” brands, but investors are now urging manufacturers as well.

Companies use LCA data to quantify the environmental impact of products over their entire lifecycle, provide evidence to support environmental claims, and establish a performance baseline to improve upon. The means to reduce environmental impact lies in design innovation, use of better performing materials and more efficient supply chains. However, companies are finding it difficult to integrate LCA data early in the product design process where it can best be leveraged to improve results.

PTC Windchill LCA empowers manufacturers to scale the production and usage of LCA data and reports across the entire enterprise. This solution integrates with your existing enterprise systems for real-time bill-of-material (BOM) and product data. With PTC Windchill LCA, you can assess the environmental impact of any product or product component throughout the development process and compare it to design alternatives to optimize environmental performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Scale existing in-house LCA efforts to create real-time LCA reports for all products by enabling the reuse of data analysis across different products and future product designs
  • Enable a design-for-environment strategy by embedding LCA data as a core metric in the product innovation process and allowing engineers to make smarter decisions by analyzing the environmental impact of design alternatives
  • Understand risk exposure from the environmental impact of products and the supply chain by modeling carbon, energy, water use and other metrics
  • Compare the environmental impact of different suppliers’ parts in order to identify preferred suppliers and to set improvement targets with underperforming suppliers