Siemens Transportation Systems Accelerates Product Development Processes with SAP

Tuesday 17 February 2004 11:47 CET | News

The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG, is implementing mySAP Product Lifecycle Management (mySAP PLM) to streamline business processes and accelerate product development.

mySAP PLM will enable the company to consolidate and manage all project and product development informationincluding project plans, product-related information, product structures and engineering changesin a single system. More than 7,500 users from eight business units located around the world will use the PLM solution to support engineer-to-order and make-to-order business processes for two key business areasrolling stock, which includes the construction of high-speed trains; and infrastructure, which includes train operational control systems. The SAP solution will enable Siemens product developers, engineers, service technicians, the purchasing department and the sales force to work together throughout the entire product life cycle in order to meet the unique requirements of each customer. The worldwide implementation project at Siemens TS, being led by SAP Consulting, will replace four existing systems and a number of functionalities developed in-house. Offering engineer-to-order and make-to-order products as well as maintenance, support, and aftermarket sales and service for all products, Siemens TS is constantly faced with unique business challenges that affect engineering, logistics and sales processes. The end-to-end SAP solution will streamline the companys key business processes from early tendering to the end of the product life cycle, providing each user with access to real-time data and helping ensure that each component is available at the right place and time. With its change and configuration management functionality, mySAP PLM provides Siemens TS with a single, comprehensive view of product data on 5,000 train components. The solution will also deliver document management functionality and computer-aided design (CAD) integration, allowing Siemens TS employees worldwide to have the same view of product-related documents and design data. The new system will help ensure that the entire organization has access to the latest product information when changes on any components are made by either the engineering or manufacturing departments.

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