Efficient and integrative tool lifecycle management for a global company
With the help of the CLC-PADD® solution, a model database was made available at ERHARD, which enables an integrative tool lifecycle management of casting models, in which, among other things, information and processes from the inquiry phase to scrapping can be viewed.
The focus was clearly on transparency regarding costs, the condition of the casting models and their use, as well as the possibility of implementing change/relocation processes in a structured and traceable manner.
By tracking the parts produced via the casting patterns, forward planning of replacement procurement is possible via an interface in SAP ERP in combination with the configuration and documentation data - keyword service life tracking. An aspect that is not only important for the long-term procurement of tools / casting models, but also for investment planning.
"With the CLC-PADD solution, we were able to successfully implement an enterprise-wide model database that provides us with an integrative tool lifecycle management of our casting models."Dennis Giebel, Project Buyer (ERHARD GmbH & Co.KG)
Goals & requirements of the project
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Benefits & Advantages
ERHARD GmbH & Co. KG
ERHARD is one of the world's most important manufacturers of water fittings with 150 years of experience.
Today, ERHARD supplies valves for all areas of water supply and in all size ranges - from the house connection valve to the valve for power plants in the nominal size ranges from DN 40 to DN 3600. In addition, ERHARD has a broad product portfolio in the wastewater sector as well as valves for large industrial plants. ERHARD offers complete solutions to problems in the field of valves, including the associated technical calculations of the pipeline, combined with a high level of expertise and many years of experience in valve construction. Customized" special valves and complete solutions are also part of the product range. A special focus is on an intelligent design "made in Germany", which ensures the highest quality and the proverbial Swabian solidity.
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