More to Know of COE: P&G’s Jeryl Proudfit on the Transition to ENOVIA 3D EXPERIENCE
With more years of collective industry experience than can be counted, COE is the only place where users of all Dassault Systèmes solutions can connect, share experiences, continue learning and influence the future of Dassault Systèmes solutions. Here we feature members’ work across all industries and all products. We sat down with Jeryl Proudfit, R&D Design & Development Leader at Procter & Gamble (P&G) to discuss her team’s transition to the ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE.
Over her 33-year career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), Jeryl Proudfit has held various engineering roles, working her way to the section head of North American Home Care Quality Assurance, and now to CSS and PLM Tech Standards System Program Manager. Her current role is part of the Corporate Function Research and Development group, serving as the design development leader for digital expansion and cross-function capabilities. Alongside P&G IT, she and her team work to understand customers’ business and user solution requirements, developing configurations with Dassault Systèmes products to deliver against these requirements.
Jeryl has been working with Dassault Systèmes products for the last 13 years. In particular, for the last few years, she has been leading her team’s transition to the ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, an exciting move that will ultimately streamline work and provide greater efficiencies. “I’ve been with the company long enough that getting into a true structured database – one you can use without working in spreadsheets and documents – is a big benefit,” she explained. “Over time we can do more of what we want with out of the box capabilities, more so than in the past.”
Just one example of how the ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE will allow for greater efficiencies includes labeling products for safety. With the new system in place, Jeryl’s team will be able to enter safety warning data into one universal location, allowing it to cascade down the line of production, from art designers, to manufacturers, and even transportation systems to ensure pallets are labeled correctly. “Today it gets manually entered into our execution systems and there is a lot of opportunity to connect that up,” Jeryl explained.
Further, as e-commerce becomes increasingly popular and the demand for consumer transparency grows, this system will help ensure the same safety labels on in-store products is used for e-commerce web pages. Currently, this step is done separately from physical products. Using this system will eliminate the need for a separate individual to enter this information, ensuring all parties are aligned and working with the same universal set of data points, allowing for less margin of error and continued streamlining to increase efficiencies.
Given the sheer volume of products manufactured by P&G, multiplied by the company’s operations in 180 countries around the world, and the need to properly train thousands of users, the transition to ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE has been a significant undertaking. Jeryl is looking forward to 2018, what she calls “the light at the end of the tunnel,” when her team can hit the ground running with this new system in place.
As a COE member for the last five years, Jeryl values the association’s networking benefits. She has attended four conferences and appreciates the opportunity to understand how her peers are solving challenges, thinking, and executing on the different platforms. As 2018 presents new opportunities for Jeryl and her team, COE’s expansive and collaborative community, as well as evolving educational offerings, will be there to help her and her team keep streamlining work and gaining valuable efficiencies.