MUNICH — Three German companies this week unveiled a concept for a new approach to car production and industrial manufacturing as a whole. Robot maker Kuka, consultants MHP and reinsurer Munich Re said their SmartFactory as a Service would offer automakers and other manufacturers a fully functioning production line with integrated risk management and an Read More..
MHP and Actano are cooperating to build a scalable cloud-native platform for project management in the automotive industry. The two companies said they will offer a so-called platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model that lets customers choose the components they need for a particular situation. Customers also decide how many users need access to the service and for Read More..
FRANKFURT – Automakers are making progress in adapting their development cycles to faster-moving partner industries, but they cannot yet match the agility of digital companies, said Bernd Herold, associated partner atÂ management consultants Mieschke, Hofmann undÂ Partner (MHP). In an address to the carIT Congress here, Herold said the auto industry needs to develop modular software libraries Read More..
The increasing sophistication of automotive IT systems is changing traditional patterns in car retailing, according to a German study. Driver assistance and communication systems that are set to become standard in all cars already are transmitting a broad range of information about driving patterns, driving habits and other vehicle usage statistics. These transmissions don’t go Read More..
HANOVER — One thing was clear at the 2012 automotiveDAY conference: IT is quickly becoming one of the major differentiators in the competition between the world’s car brands. Until recently, IT was mostly seen as way to reduce costs and boost efficiency. But in addresses to the conference, IT directors outlined how the services they Read More..
Process and IT consultant Mieschke, Hofmann und Partner (MHP) has launched a new version of its SAP-based AddOn Translation Manager. The software tool captures all terms that have been stored in a system and exportsÂ them to an Excel file. Standard Fit/Gap analysis, which is used to evaluate parts of business processes, can also easily Read More..