To deliver a diverse portfolio of mass-produced to custom lift products -- with the growing complexity of mechanical, electrical, and electronic components -- Konecranes uses the Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) system to connect people and processes across the business.
For product development, Konecranes uses the PLM system to bring together engineers across domains and disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, industrial design, automation and finite element analysis.
"Usually when we think about Teamcenter or NX we think about the tool. Of course what comes with the tool is the harmonized processes. Implementing a global PLM system to the different units of Konecranes also allows us at the same time to harmonize the way we conduct engineering. In addition to NX, we have Autodesk Inventor, we have SolidWorks then from the 2D side we have AutoCAD and the data is used throughout the different locations and so we have integrated all the mechanical CAD solutions to Teamcenter … on the electrical CAD side we are focused on Zuken."
-- Antti Korhonen, Process Owner, Product Master Data
“We are now implementing Teamcenter Product Configurator. It's closer to the product data and it offers more features compared to other product configurators which are quite commonly ERP focused or supply focused.”
-- Antti Venäläinen, Solution Architect, PLM Service
With multi-domain bill of material (BOM) management that integrates all the related product information in Teamcenter, Konecranes can communicate and coordinate from engineering to downstream decision-makers like procurement, manufacturing, and service.