Press release - February 20, 2023
WEISS lays foundation for configure-to-order with CIM Database PLM
WEISS introduces CONTACT CIM Database PLM as the group’s new global PLM system. This enables the automation expert to map its CTO and ETO processes end-to-end and take into account the increasing product variety early on in the engineering process.
With its innovative automation solutions, WEISS GmbH is one of the world’s leading system suppliers for the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, life sciences, and electronics. Their reliable and durable rotary indexing tables, handling units, delta robots, and linear transfer systems pave the way for the industrial production of the future. The family-owned company is active worldwide and headquartered in Buchen, Germany. Founded in 1967, their 700 employees now operate sales, service, and manufacturing locations in 49 countries.
WEISS relies on CONTACT Software’s CIM Database PLM to optimize its global PLM processes and standardize the different product data storage systems within the group. WEISS was particularly impressed with the consistency and expandability of the underlying CONTACT Elements platform. In the first expansion stage, CIM Database is rolled out at the German locations in Buchen and Walldürn as well as in Poland. Subsequently, sites in the US, India, and China will follow.
CIM Database enables WEISS to represent the increasing product variety at an early stage in their MCAD and ECAD development. Configure-to-order (CTO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) are modeled with the help of various process types and flows. Bills of materials are automatically derived and will be synchronized with the ERP system (SAP) in the future. WEISS will also integrate the change management, currently handled in a separate system, into CIM Database.
With its new PLM solution, WEISS accelerates product development and shortens its time to market. “CIM Database meets our ambitious requirements regarding efficient processes and multidisciplinary collaboration in product development,” explains Marcel Nagel, CDO & CTO at WEISS. “This enables us to develop our products – which will increasingly consist of software and services – with the best possible digital support.”