Faster order processing - error costs reduced by 50%

At Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG business is buzzing. The renowned manufacturer of slitting and winding machines can cope well with its flood of orders for one reason in particular: the crisis has been used to build up a powerful product data management system. It was a PDM introduction under great time pressure. The decisive factor for the flying switch to CONTACT Software's solution in 2009 was not only its multi-CAD capability and flexible configurability, but also its ability to expand with a view to the future. The recipe for success of the 90-year-old company is to convert customer wishes into innovative solutions as quickly as possible. Combat benefits from faster order processing and halved error costs through CIM Database.    

Solution
Cross-site deployment; administration of data and documents from the CAD system SolidEdge; CIM database as the leading system for article master management and parts list management; planned integration of the systems used in electrical and fluid engineering; parts classification according to characteristics list; bidirectional synchronization with the ERP system PSIpenta; first functions for project management and engineering change management.  
Benefits
Goal-oriented handling of projects and technical changes; reduced procurement costs due to increased re-use of articles and complete machine assemblies thanks to classification according to characteristics; in the final stage of development, the system is to manage all customer, machine- and project-related documents in a uniform manner as a company-wide PLM environment in order to enable process-oriented cooperation between the technical world and customer-related areas such as sales and service.
Specifics
Reduction of error costs by 50% and an increase in productivity by 15 to 20% compared to the time before the introduction of the PDM/PLM system.
Without PDM, we would not be able to complete the large number of orders in such a short time.
Lutz Busch
Managing Director
Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG

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