Press release - May 19,  2022

Shaping sovereign and sustainable digitization - keynote from CONTACT Software at the prostep ivip Symposium 2022

The anniversary edition of the convention will be held under the motto “Innovations for Systems Creation”. CONTACT is premium partner together with Mitsubishi Electric and shows how companies can benefit from end-to-end industry 4.0 applications by linking PLM and IoT. 

On June 8 and 9, the prostep ivip Association presents the 25th edition of the prostep ivip Symposium. About 700 attendees are expected at the International Congress Center (ICS) in Stuttgart, Germany. For the first time in two years, one of the most important PLM congresses will be held as a live event on site. In addition to a comprehensive lineup of presentations, keynotes, and workshops, the accompanying exhibition creates room for networking and personal exchange. Together with Mitsubishi Electric, CONTACT Software is premium partner of this year’s Symposium.

The prostep ivip Symposium will kick off with a keynote from CONTACT CEO Karl Heinz Zachries. Under the title “How to shape a sustainable future with PLM & IoT”, he highlights how companies can increase their innovative capabilities in the face of increasing market dynamics and digitization requirements to continue to act sovereignly in the future. “Profound ecological and social changes have massively increased the transformation pressure on the global industry,” explains Zachries. “Companies need new competencies and capabilities to drive their digital transformation in a future-proof manner. In this context, the combination of PLM and IoT know-how with advanced platform technologies offers an ideal foundation for resilient and sustainable business models.”

Two presentations from international companies provide exclusive insights into the practical implementation of CONTACT’s solutions. In their presentation on “Lean naval PLM Roll-Out and common ship data model for collaboration”, the Norwegian shipbuilding company Ulstein Design & Solutions AS shares how the switch to CIM Database PLM has simplified digital collaboration and naval systems engineering. The presentation covers the project setup, roll-out, and the capabilities of CONTACT’s PLM system. 

Marel is the world’s leading provider of full-line solutions, software, and services for the food processing industry. Their presentation “Data Governance in Digital Product Highways” revolves around innovative solutions for master data management, particularly with regard to deduplication, multi-BOM management, and product configuration. The Icelandic company has implemented a Digital Product Highway based on CONTACT Elements. It joins master data, sales information, and prices and makes them available to other IT systems via an enterprise service bus (ESB).

At their joint exhibition booth 23-25, Mitsubishi Electric and CONTACT Software demonstrate under the motto “The door opener for digital transformation” that interoperability and openness simplify data exchange from the shopfloor level into the enterprise IT as well as across company boundaries. Visitors learn how the entire product lifecycle – from development and simulation to manufacturing and operation – can be represented in a cloud-based process chain. In addition, the implementation of a closed-loop process by linking the PLM system with the IoT is illustrated. This allows companies to optimize the next generation of their products and services in a more targeted way and increase their competitiveness. 

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Jonas Richter
Corporate Communication

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