A leading German automaker faced the challenge to improve the efficiency of its project schedule management while taking advantage of synergies and ensuring transparency across projects. In the past, deadlines or contacts often had to be searched in outdated files in a tedious manual process. Furthermore, employees used to handle cumbersome, redundancy-plagued documents to keep track of schedules and reconciliation data. This resulted in an enormous coordination effort and duplicated work across all projects, keeping potential synergies out of reach.
cplace has provided one of Germany’s biggest automakers with a centralized overview of all relevant processes and deadlines of its vehicle development projects that is always up-to-date. The project general plan is the centerpiece of every vehicle project. It aggregates all relevant information and synchronizes the subproject plans, including their interdependencies. The result is a centralized data store for project scheduling and control that ensures visibility into all relevant information across departments. The Collaborative Scheduling system is used by all disciplines involved in the product engineering process. All parties involved in a project, including business partners and suppliers, are connected to the project planning system. Every user has an individual, flexible view of the common, current planning status.
Collaborative Schedule management
Cross-project transparency for all users
Single Source of Truth
Centralized data basis for all vehicle projects throughout the company
Project schedule management including clearly assigned responsibilities and ownerships