Wire harness manufacturers are burdened with constant change in a dynamic environment, which impacts every step in the design to the manufacturing process flow. Still, they must deliver on product quality and cost targets to be profitable in the low-margin business of wire harness design and manufacturing. Download the brochure to discover the solutions that enable digitization, automation, and data reuse to accelerate the delivery of innovative harness designs to the market.
Tackle the challenges in wire harness engineering
New technologies, materials, and architectures are emerging in vehicle design. Although wire harness manufacturing has been around for over a century, today's manufacturers continue to face myriad challenges with low margins, loss of tribal knowledge, complex processes, continuous change, and stringent requirements for quality and delivery. By implementing model-based workflows, manufacturers can unify previously fragmented design and manufacturing domains by automating data exchange and facilitating cross-domain decisions. Tribal knowledge is captured by integrating design rules that support automation and consistency across the engineering process.
Utilize a comprehensive digital twin in the wiring harness design process
Replacing antiquated manufacturing engineering tools and methods while continuing the flow of design data using a digital twin is vital for efficient and cost-effective wire harness manufacturing. Most vehicle manufacturers have implemented a full lifecycle digital twin to maintain traceability of a vehicle's design, manufacturing, and usage processes. With a comprehensive digital twin comprising a validated harness model and a digitized manufacturing process model, companies can transform engineering, costing, and manufacturing performance, ultimately boosting profits.
Reduce cost, risks, and errors in the harness design process
While digitalization is an essential step toward the implementation and realization of Industry 4.0, the success of harness manufacturers is dependent upon their ability to accurately design, optimize, and cost the manufacturing processes, labor, material, and resources required to produce wire harnesses. Siemens Capital Wiring Harness Development Software enables harness designers to accomplish all of these goals by helping:
- Reduce design error by 50%
- Improve quote-to-production cycle time by 30%
- Improve formboard design time by 85%
Learn more about the wiring harness engineering solutions that lead to increased profitability and better business outcomes — Download the brochure now!