BOS

BOS GmbH
Multi-platform CAD data integration

 

Automotive / Vehicle Interior Systems

 

A Successful Business Outcome for Our Customer

BOS GmbH is an international Tier 1 supplier of vehicle interior systems to global automotive manufacturers and system integrators. With the help of Trubiquity and their partner CCS Service, BOS implemented TRUfusion™ Enterprise and TRUeurex-c™ software to unify, automate and enable the company’s global data exchange operations.

 

The implementation of TRUfusion Enterprise and TRUeurex-c has helped BOS to:

 

  • Unify its CAD data exchange activities into a single cohesive platform
  • Automate data exchange processes between facilities and suppliers around the globe
  • Add transparency and visibility into the status of the data exchange process for the headquarters
  • Deliver an easier, more efficient process for users and suppliers regardless of their legacy systems

 

How We Worked with Our Customer to Achieve this Result

 

Problem addressed:

BOS used several different CAD systems at the time, including CATIA, Unigraphics and I-DEAS. Not only did BOS need to unify the data of each of these systems, but it had to bring together its 3,700 employees in 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia. In doing so, many different reqirements and protocols would need to be integrated into the data exchange solution.

Drivers for change:

The company needed a data exchange solution that would meet its many different requirements across platforms, including conversions, quality checking, internal data exchange, centralized administration, OFTP connections, connections for non-OFTP capable partners via a HTTPS portal as well as connections to OEM and Tier 1 supplier portals.

 

We Can Do This for You

With the solution in place, both internal and external data exchange requirements for BOS’ development and manufacturing sites around the world were integrated, boosting efficiency by eliminating any redundant processes, saving time and cutting manual errors. CATIA data conversions and quality checks were automated which freed design engineer’s time to focus on more important product development related activities.

 

The complete solution provided BOS users with a common and company-wide TRUfusion Enterprise user interface for all key data exchange workflows in all locations.

 

Challenges Encountered & Overcome

BOS used three separate CAD systems — CATIA, Unigraphics and I-DEAS. Files created by these three systems were being handled locally by each of BOS’ 15 global offices and the exchange and storage of these files were handled using manual processes. BOS needed a simplified, automated way of sharing these files between systems and employees globally.

 

Trubiquity in conjuction with CCS Service and with the help of BOS, was able to complete a two-year global rollout with a scope that included CAD data processing automation for CATIA and UG/NX CAD drawings, parts and assemblies, Q-Checker for CAD data quality assurance and multiple communications options including OFTP, Hyper KVS and TRUfusion Enterprise Portal – the HTTPS portal. More than 200 internal users at BOS’ global locations in Germany, the US, Korea, Hungary and Japan were able to seamlessly share CAD data information regardless of the platform they utilized after the integration was complete.

 

Here’s Proof of the Success

TRUfusion Enterprise, TRUeurex-c and TRUfusion Enterprise Portal have helped BOS unify its CAD data exchange activities into a single cohesive platform, automate data exchange processes between facilities and suppliers around the globe, add transparency and visibility into the status of the data exchange process for the headquarters and deliver an easier, more efficient process for users and suppliers regardless of their legacy systems. Trubiquity’s partner, CCS Service, facilitated the implementation of the solution with one main server with multiple sub-servers in geographically dispersed subsidiaries to provide one global capability. The end result is a more efficient system that drives CAD data exchange and process automation for BOS at a greater speed and lower cost than before to improve user productivity, reduce project lead-times and facilitate decision making.