Developing smart products globally

First-class products and tailor-made complete solutions in all areas of recording, transmission and reproduction of sound - that's what the name Sennheiser has stood for for over 60 years. A model company such as Sennheiser must now more than ever be able to recognize technological change and have a say in it. Examples include miniaturization and the increasing share of electronics and software in mechatronic components. To meet these requirements, Sennheiser has been relying on CIM Database as a global platform for product development since 1997. Today, 850 users at 22 locations work with the PLM solution from CONTACT Software.


Cross-location administration of mechatronic product structures for the MCAD systems Catia V5, CoCreate Modeling (Solid Designer) and CoCreate Drafting (ME10) as well as the ECAD system Zuken CR5000; parts list management and article classification with feature lists; comparison with the ERP system Enterprise One (Oracle); document management, comprehensive project management; version and variant management; compliance management including standardization specific requirements.


Collaboration support through worldwide access to validated development data and documents; accelerated lead times through efficient workflow management and digital project folders; reduced effort for routine tasks (e. g. automated version management); reduced error rate through automated transfer of bills of materials to the ERP system; assurance of material conformity.


Comprehensive compliance management including material compliance by means of standards-specific material management (classification according to conformity for REACH, RoHS, battery regulation, packaging ordinance, etc.) - thereby transparency about material and origin/supplier and conformity status; comprehensive evaluation possibilities with regard to conformity, supplier, substances, etc.; actuality by daily comparison of origin master data with the ERP system.
CIM Database is the central building block of our PLM strategy, with which we can map the entire process chain.
Jürgen Kelle
Project Manager Information Technology
Sennheiser electronic GmbH

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