Parts management with PARTSolutions integrated in SAP

In the WWK Arena Augsburg, industrial companies see how the benefits of strategic parts management can be played off in a PLM-integrated multi-CAD environment

Strategic parts management, electronic CAD product catalogs, Building Information Modelling: these were the main topics of the 17th Industry Forum on March 8/9, 2016, which the Augsburg CADENAS company hosted in the WWK Arena. The event was attended by over 200 international industry representatives and component manufacturers from the machinery and plant engineering as well as the electro-technical sectors. DSC Software, a longstanding CADENAS partner, was also present this year with a stand and a presentation.

DSC’s participation took place under the motto “Fascination with Integration”. In focus: SAP Engineering Control Center – the integration platform for Industry 4.0, with which the benefits of strategic parts management can be played off in an SAP PLM-integrated multi-CAD environment. The interest of the visitors to the industry forum was accordingly great.

Profitable team play
DSC’s presentation showed how added value can be generated through the integration of CADENAS PARTsolutions with SAP ERP/PLM as regards strategic parts management and parts reduction. The linking of geometry data of CADENAS with business data of the SAP system results in a solid basis for the decision “Make or Buy?” And parts management in the multi-CAD environment can be seamlessly integrated in the CAD systems that in turn are integrated in SAP as well as in the logistics processes of the SAP system. What CAD systems a company uses is unimportant, since SAP supports the managements of the files of all commercial CAD systems.

Exciting live scenes
How all this looks in practical handling was demonstrated by the DSC lecture “Parts management with SAP Engineering Control Center in the multi-CAD environment”. Questions from interested listeners in the auditorium showed: strategic parts management in the multi-CAD environment is a highly topical subject for producing companies. Not least because standardization and harmonization of parts and the reduction of the parts range save costs: e.g., in procurement and storage or spare parts management and change processes.

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