"When it comes to digitization and networking, there is still a great deal of untapped potential out there for German SMEs." These are the words of Andreas Barth, EuroCentral Managing Director at Dassault Systèmes, underlining the importance of making full use of the opportunities that Industry 4.0 offers: "A more networked value creation chain is much better equipped to adapt flexibly to market changes and customer requirements than a rigid system is. This is precisely why we are so excited to be showcasing the success enjoyed by one well-established company in this regard." The company in question is CLAAS, an agricultural machinery manufacturer that has successfully linked up a range of different locations and disciplines by using the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform as the central hub for all its development and production processes.
This case study presented by Dassault Systèmes at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 shows in detail how SMEs can implement Industry 4.0 ideas in practice. For instance, visitors can see for themselves how staff at CLAAS use a standardized data management system accessible from any location to retrieve all the product data and related information they require. This ensures that staff always have access to the latest version of product data and makes duplicate files a thing of the past. Visitors can explore this and many other aspects of smart networking at the Dassault Systèmes stand, which also features demo stations for systems engineering, construction and simulation, and production and service.
Dassault Systèmes Deutschland GmbH (70563 Stuttgart, Germany), Hall 6, Stand K30