We support them in the management of:
- Product structure
- Parts list
- Project and portfolio
- Variant configuration
- CAx integration (SAP ECTR, Teamcenter)
- Master data
Is the flow of information between your business units consistent and effective? Which process steps are supported by your PLM software? At which points are there opportunities to automate and standardize the process?
Is your product data in PLM and ERP free of redundancy? What do IT systems need to do to optimally support your company in the digital transformation?
In many companies, the system landscape of product data (TDM, PDM, PLM systems but also Excel and other "hidden" department-specific databases) has grown over time. Attempts to harmonize existing system landscapes often lead to an additional system. Product and process structures usually only consider the mechanical engineering processes - software, electronics, system architectures, functions, requirements are usually not integrated.
Digitization of engineering processes and the need to enable a cross-discipline product view require a rethink of the product process. More important than the optimal mapping of product information in a single system is the end-to-end networking of information from sales, development, manufacturing, after sales or customer service. This is because, in contrast to linking distributed digital models within a federated, semantic network, a separate PLM system is more inefficient. This is why PLM projects are not IT projects, but process projects.
The key to increasing efficiency lies in optimal collaboration between business units and the consistency of product data in the software products used. Manufacturing efficiency requires a special strategy to link the MES with business systems such as ERP and PLM.
One of abat's core competencies is cross-departmental process consulting with the aim of achieving a continuous data flow across PLM, ERP and MES. This includes not only the process analysis and solutions derived from it, but - what is at least as important - the support of the change processes in your company.
In addition to solutions for improving the consistency of processes, we offer software solutions for ERP (SAP) and MES (PLUS).
We bring our many years of project experience from the consulting environment at well-known OEMs to bear in process consulting. abat plm: Experts for the networked world of product data along the PLM-ERP-MES systems.
Upon request, we will also be happy to provide you with more detailed information on our reference customers and projects.
A PLM project is not an IT implementation project. Even if some system providers claim otherwise.
Product data network across systems and brands
In a PLM project at our customer Volkswagen, product data was networked across systems and brands. Read the case study to learn how you can get project status at the touch of a button.
The PLMeter from abat was developed on the basis of years of PLM project experience and makes the need for action visible within a very short time.
The aim of the association is to define standards and interfaces, especially for the digitization of the entire product creation process.