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BSH Home Appliances uses Teamcenter Easy Plan for manufacturing planning

Estimated Watching Time: 4 minutes
BSH Home Appliances (BSH) is one of the largest manufacturers of its kind in the world. BSH manufactures refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, induction cooktops, cordless vacuum cleaners, espresso machines and much more for well-known and respected brands like Bosch, Siemens, NEFF and Gaggenau. With 62,000 employees and 40 plants world-wide, BSH manages a large portfolio with hundreds of product variants on a global scale.

It is hard to imagine how one starts to organize such a complex production process on a global scale. BSH uses Teamcenter® software to run its entire product development database. In 2015, BSH extended this to all manufacturing and planning data, integrating Teamcenter and the Tecnomatix® suite of solutions, which are part of Siemens Xcelerator portfolio.

Watch this short video to hear the reasons for forming a strategic partnership with Siemens from a B/S/H IT Business Consultant and Project Engineer with hands-on experience.

Teamcenter Easy Plan is an open, web-based, easy-to-use solution for standardized process planning across plants.

This video highlights how BSH is leveraging Teamcenter Easy Plan to achieve double-digit percentage improvement in manufacturing planning efficiency.

Need for closed-loop manufacturing to optimize the production line

The BSH team recognized the need for line balancing and aspired to become a closed-loop manufacturer, aspired to become a closed-loop manufacturer.

"Ultimately, we have this one point of truth. Our digital factory solution based on Siemens software is the right way forward for BSH, especially because our overall goal is closed-loop manufacturing.” Philipp Winter, IT Business Consultant, Global Digital Services Department BSH Digital Factory

With features such as line balancing, cycle time analysis, and station-level walk path estimates, Easy Plan provides optimization tools for improving plant-specific activities.