Press release – May 4, 2023
MAHLE implements new automotive requirements faster with CONTACT Project Office
The internationally leading automotive supplier MAHLE is implementing CONTACT Project Office as part of its ONE PLM program. The project management solution enhances the project development of the globally distributed teams. It enables MAHLE to more easily meet the high quality requirements of manufacturers, such as the Automotive SPICE framework.
The MAHLE group, founded in 1920, is working on climate-neutral mobility with a focus on electromobility and thermal management, as well as other technology fields to reduce CO2 emissions. These include, for example, fuel cells and highly efficient combustion engines that can also be operated with alternative fuels or hydrogen. With around 72,000 employees, MAHLE is present at 160 production locations and twelve major research and development centers in 30 countries.
To support the transformation toward climate-neutral mobility internally, MAHLE has launched the One PLM program. It aims to increase the efficiency and flexibility of value-adding processes. As part of One PLM, MAHLE decided to introduce CONTACT Project Office as the central project management solution for 6,500 users. A key focus is on the Automotive SPICE-compliant implementation of project management processes. Important aspects of the certification include traceability, sustainability, consistency, and transparency.
Project Office enables global project communication and execution in virtual teams. This is particularly relevant for a worldwide operating company like MAHLE. Project Office supports users all the way from project initiation to project controlling, for example with functions for resource management, budget planning, maturity level management, and project documentation. Project Office’s integration with the ERP system and other internal MAHLE systems ensures end-to-end processes.
The most important information is provided to users in role-adapted, personalized dashboards. These serve as the starting point for more in-depth analyses. After the global rollout of Project Office, MAHLE will be able to view the status of any product-related project in the various business areas. This currently amounts to 5,000 parallel projects.