Enterprise PLM solution with integrated project management

Weber-Hydraulik GmbH is one of the leading specialists for hydraulic drive and control technology. The core competence of the group of companies with 14 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia is the development of high-quality cylinders, control blocks, valves and aggregates. Based on this, the company develops and manufactures tailor-made hydraulic solutions for mobile and stationary applications. The product range is rounded off by tried and tested rescue equipment and workshop equipment. Weber-Hydraulik generated sales of around 311 million euros in the 2015 financial year with approximately 2,200 employees. Since 2014, the company has been relying on CIM Database as a company-wide PLM and project management platform. Around 400 employees from sales, purchasing, engineering, process planning and logistics work with the system worldwide. 

Solution
Unification of the global process and system landscape; introduction of CIM database as a cross-location PLM solution with integrated project management; mapping of uniform offer and product development processes across the group; connection of approx. 400 employees from sales, purchasing, engineering, process planning and logistics; integration of CAD systems; ERP integration for the comparison of planned costs and actual costs.
Benefits
Implementation of cross-location development projects according to company-wide uniform standards; significant shortening of project lead times; reduction of coordination effort by providing up-to-date project information at all locations at all times; more transparency on the status of ongoing projects and possible deviations in deadlines and costs - both for project managers and for the company management.
Specifics
Cross-departmental PLM project led by a cross-divisional function with strong support from the management and integration of users at different locations; rapid implementation of requirements thanks to agile project management methods.
The internal ticketing system allowed employees to specify their requirements and wishes for improvement.
Toni Katic
Technical Project Manager
Weber Hydraulik GmbH

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