Continuous PLM process from the idea to product discontinuation

For decades, Weidmüller has been setting global standards in electrical connection technology, electronics and automation. Customers in mechanical engineering, the process industry, power generation, traffic engineering and equipment manufacturers use the products and solutions of the Detmold-based family-owned company for the transmission of energy, signals and data. Weidmüller uses CIM Database as a central PLM instrument from idea management to product discontinuation and benefits from accelerated development processes. The group operates production facilities, sales companies and agencies in more than 80 countries. In fiscal year 2018, the high-tech specialist achieved sales of 823 million euros with around 4,900 employees.

For decades, Weidmüller has been setting global standards in electrical connection technology, electronics and automation. Customers in mechanical engineering, the process industry, power generation, traffic engineering and equipment manufacturers use the products and solutions of the Detmold-based family-owned company for the transmission of energy, signals and data. Weidmüller uses CIM Database as a central PLM instrument from idea management to product discontinuation and benefits from accelerated development processes. The group operates production facilities, sales companies and agencies in more than 80 countries. In fiscal year 2018, the high-tech specialist achieved sales of 823 million euros with around 4,900 employees.

For decades, Weidmüller has been setting global standards in electrical connection technology, electronics and automation. Customers in mechanical engineering, the process industry, power generation, traffic engineering and equipment manufacturers use the products and solutions of the Detmold-based family-owned company for the transmission of energy, signals and data. Weidmüller uses CIM Database as a central PLM instrument from idea management to product discontinuation and benefits from accelerated development processes. The group operates production facilities, sales companies and agencies in more than 80 countries. In fiscal year 2018, the high-tech specialist achieved sales of 823 million euros with around 4,900 employees.

Solution

CAx data management for Catia V5, SolidWorks, Altium Designer and Eplan; integration of the existing configuration tool; document and knowledge management; project management including Metrics & Reporting; quotation and order management; bidirectional SAP synchronization; parts list and variant management; Universal Classification

Benefits

Continuous modeling of the entire PLM process from idea to product discontinuation; transparency and acceleration through improved integration of domain-specific development processes; project classification and automatic categorization of components

Specifics

Fully automated quotation creation using an integrated configurator thanks to end-to-end digital processes and systematic Product Information Management (PIM) - thus reducing the time required for customer-specific quotation creation from three to five days to five minutes!

We control the entire idea to end-of-life process chain with CIM Database: from the initial idea to product discontinuation.
Dr. Martin Dräxler
Project Manager Product Lifecycle Management
Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co
 

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