The Keys to Our Successful

Product Engineering Services
Engagements

Author’s Corner


In his white paper, PK Das, Engineering Services Director, reveals Vee Technologies’ secret to successful product engineering services and client relationships.

Please click on the video to the right to learn more about PK, his paper’s key points, and his motivation for writing on this subject.

To discuss this white paper, please reach out to PK using his information provided at the bottom of the page.

Since Y2K, global IT service providers have made their case as destinations for top-notch Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services to companies from all over the world.

Few companies today would think twice about outsourcing their routine IT operations such as application development and maintenance (A.D.M. services), or outsourced services (such as, data/voice call centers, back office functions or other professional business process management practices).

However, outsourcing engineering and product development can be difficult or even off-limits for many industrial and manufacturing companies in the western world.

The Introduction of Digitalization


As things progressed over the past decade, the increasing levels of digitalization have resulted in much of the engineering product development process being performed virtually by using various types of CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM computing technologies. However, many of these specialty CAX technologies are primarily meant to improve the overall engineering quality, efficiency and productivity within the product design process. This is done largely by relying on engineers’ software application skillsets rather than their actual domain knowledge within a particular industry.

These engineering industries can be as widely diverse as automotive, buses, trucks or other specialized vehicles in the transportation sector, agricultural and construction equipment in the heavy/off-highway vehicular sector, aerospace, marine and ship building, mechanical and industrial products, electrical and turbo-machinery, medical equipment, telecom/hi-tech/embedded electronics and equipment-based product engineering activities , oil and gas, energy/utility, CPG, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and other facilities-based plant engineering activities within the process engineering segment.

Engineering design, at its very core, is quite an iterative process. Iterations require a hand-in-hand involvement of the various stakeholders from across a manufacturer’s key departments/teams, such as engineering and R&D, manufacturing/fabrication/ production, supply chain/vendor management, marketing, and even an OEM’s aftermarket. Thus, in order to become an end-to-end engineering design house, a service provider must develop its technical capabilities in many diverse industries to be able to relate to those various internal groups within a particular industry domain. This must occur before it can seamlessly work with its client teams and appropriately come up with the set of services and solutions that lead to the ultimate value.

Building the Foundation for a Solid Relationship


For a remote service provider, building a meaningful and long-term engineering client relationship depends on several factors. A provider must have technologies that enable faster, safer, and easier transfer of high volumes of CAD data. They must also equally emphasize keeping their collaborative technology platforms updated which would enable various multi-disciplinary teams in different parts of world to simultaneously work together.

Finally, while many of today’s commonplace CAX/PLM technologies have been proven to be very useful in achieving both of the above requirements as a bare minimum, having strong technical capabilities in an engineering service provider matters the most and is even considered more important than price for a manufacturer.

To be successful, it is imperative that global offshore-based engineering outsourcing service providers must be well-versed with as many industry domains as possible and ensure their technical teams have significant hands-on and real-world work experience. As one report by HFS Research in Enterprise Engineering R&D suggests, no one organization can provide all the capabilities needed for ER&D, especially because of its inherent challenges (as seen in the illustration. [1]).

As for Vee Technologies, a team’s deep domain knowledge and diverse industry client-base hold the key to its long-standing product engineering services engagements, based on our motto of Accuracy, Competency and Teamwork (A.C.T.). Our company’s expert HR teams and recruitment specialists on both sides of the Atlantic have always been extremely mindful of recruiting the right mix of engineers and domain experts with varied industry work experience. This ensures they can easily hit the ground running, meeting and exceeding the needs of our diversified clientele. They range from automotive, emergency and rescue, armored vehicles, RVs, pleasure boats, to aerospace and mining/construction equipment, all the way to oil and gas and beyond.

Building the Foundation for a Solid Relationship

Creating the Necessary Edge


As our client roster continues to grow year after year, our engineers are also gaining valuable domain expertise to be able to readily understand a client’s specific industry specs, regulatory requirements, and standards. Vee Technologies stands out from others because of the innate relationship we have with the Sona College of Technology and University, all a part of the same parent business group.

This industry-academia ecosystem gives Vee Technologies’ engineering team a powerful edge over our competition when coping with employee attrition in India by having a ready-access to parent Sona Group’s 100,000+ well-experienced alumni network. It also provides a unique opportunity to build domain expertise through a symbiotic relationship by collaborating with the experts at the group’s more than 30 cutting-edge research centers and laboratories.

They are actively involved in various highly specialized fields from nanotechnology, electronic sensors and control systems, satellite-application BLDC motors, image processing, data science and analytics, AI/ML/Deep Learning, to solar power and beyond.

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Source Material:

1. HFS Research: It Takes a Village: Smart Ecosystem Approach to Manage ER&D Challenges November 2017 | Pareekh Jain, Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, HfS Research and Tanmoy Mondal, Knowledge Analyst, HfS Research

https://www.veetechnologies.com/newsroom-pdf/HfS-Research-Report-on-the-ER-and-D-capabilities-of-Vee-Technologies.pdf

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Meet the Author

PK Das - Engineering Services Director

PK Das serves as Vee Technologies’ Engineering Services Director (Sales & Client Services). In this role, his focus is on cultivating alignment with new business development efforts, managing strategic accounts, and establishing communication channels with client leadership. PK has been with Vee Technologies for the past three years, and comes with an overall 30 years of diverse industry experience that includes 15 years of managing and directing global professional engineering services sales and client relations from the supplier side, as well as another 15 years of hands-on experience working as a practicing mechanical engineer.

The Keys to Our Successful Product Engineering Services Engagements

The Keys to Our Successful Product Engineering Services Engagements