Siemens Dematic Deploys MatrixOne

Turns to project management solution to coordinate global design projects, preserve past experience

Westford, MA  January 24, 2003  Siemens Dematic's Material Handling Automation Division has implemented a project management solution from software company MatrixOne in a bid to reduce the time required to install its material handling systems by more frequently reusing components, designs and global development processes in its highly engineered-to-order solutions.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., the Material Handling Automation Division is a subsidiary of Nuremberg, Germany-based Siemens Dematic, a major supplier of logistics and factory automation systems. Siemens Dematic has about 11,000 employees and revenues exceeding $3 billion.

A long-term user of the MatrixOne's eMatrix Collaboration Platform for engineering change and bill-of-material (BOM) management, Siemens Dematic deployed Program Central to help the company more effectively manage programs across globally distributed facilities while also providing a complete electronic program archive and collaboration environment for more than 2,500 Siemens Dematic employees, customers and suppliers around the world.

MatrixOne describes Program Central as a unified environment for coordinating multiple, large-scale programs to provide globally distributed project participants with real-time visibility into project information and status, from both MatrixOne solutions and other systems. At Siemens Dematic, the solution will store detailed program information on the division's processes, products and configurations, and Siemens Dematic users around the world, as well as the company's customers and suppliers, will be able to access and reuse information, designs and installation strategies that were previously successful.

This can give all users an understanding of how a project was completed in the past and what roadblocks to avoid. Program Central also can help Siemens Dematic to collaborate across design and manufacturing centers located around the world as well as with customers and suppliers to more quickly design, manufacture and install its engineered-to-order automated material handling systems.

"With MatrixOne Program Central, Siemens Dematic gains greater global customer system configuration accessibility, increased solution quality, reduced project cycle time and the ability to replicate solutions around the world," said Jeff Davey, manager for integrated engineering toolset at Siemens Dematic