Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH

Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH (SEBN) is a leading supplier of wiring systems and electronic components for the automotive industry. SEBN employs over 26,000 people at 22 locations worldwide. Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH is a company of the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group. The group comprises around 331 branches and subsidiaries in more than 33 countries around the world.

Solution
Cross-location data management for the CATIA V5 (MCAD), LCable and LDorado (ECAD) development tools; part master database (Part Master) with technical information on components and prototypes; classification system for the reuse of product know-how; bidirectional synchronization with the Infor XPPS ERP system; efficient support and control of project work along the product development process with central provision of current, binding data and documents and quality-assured engineering change management.
Benefit
Basis for the standardization project "cDEP" (collaborative development, engineering and production) at SEBN; uniform document storage structure and transparent release management across departments and locations; comprehensible, reliable administration of development data and their interrelationship; shortened lead times due to significantly reduced coordination effort in the development projects; support of global product development through the use of intelligent replication processes; revision of the project management system; and the implementation of the standardization process.
Specifics
In-house calculation system integrated into the engineering change process for the evaluation of BOM changes.

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