This presentation will give you an insight on the learning curve this company has made in the area of PLM: Starting from a heterogeneous environment with many acquisitions and different CAD and PLM systems, an effort was made to implement one large-scale "PLM backbone solution", valid for all Strategic Business Areas.
Due to both technical and organizational restrictions, this attempt did not succeed, and Business and IT decided together to change the strategy: Refocusing the implementation towards several smaller "best fit" solutions to manage the mechanical engineering files of the respective CAD system: Item / BOM level and ERP integration is only done on the needed level, and additional functionalities are just added if the base is stable.
Head of Application Services Engineering, Andritz
Ulrich Lanz is the Head of Application Services Engineering at Andritz, the market leader for supply of systems and services to the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals and other specialized industries. Ulrich has experience of ERP and PLM rollout and has been at Andritz since 2007.