2018-11-28

CE implementation in enterprises

The brochure „CE implementation in enterrprises – experience and recommended action“ (in German) was published in its 7th edition by our partner company INMAS. The brochure is available through our download center.

2018-07-16

Seminars on material standards

Heinz Guenter Trost, stakeholder at Your Expert Cluster, will give two seminars in cooperation with the DIN Academy. The seminar on European material standards will take place on 14 November, 2018. On 15 November, 2018, a seminar on international material standards will be given. For detailed information and registration, please use the following link.
2018-04-25

Expert interview
by West Trax with Christian Lockemann

West Trax interviewed Christian Lockemann, Executive Partner of Your Expert Cluster, on cloud technology and SAP S/4 HANA. Read the interview at www.westtrax.com or via our download section.

2018-04-25

Your Expert Cluster
listed in the VDMA industry guide „Added Value by Software 2018“

We have been listed in the recently published VDMA brochure. „Added Value by Software 2018“ may be downloaded in both an English and a German version through the following link:

https://sud.vdma.org/viewer/-/v2article/render/21090253

2018-03-02

West Trax
is partner of Your Expert Cluster

West Trax Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG, Hahnstätten, Germany, now is a partner of Your Expert Cluster. West Trax is an international independent analyst specializing in the objective analysis of SAP system usage.

For details, please refer to our partner page.

2018-01-30

VENIMECO CONSULTING
is partner of Your Expert Cluster

VENIMECO CONSULTING GmbH, Montabaur, Germany, now is a partner of Your Expert Cluster. VENIMECO CONSULTING is a management consulting firm enabling data-based decisions.

For details, please refer to our partner page.

2017-10-18

AGU is partner of Your Expert Cluster

AGU GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany, now is a partner of Your Expert Cluster. AGU offers products and services in industrial IT and in plant planning.

For details, please refer to our partner page.

2017-10-10

DIN-ANP conference digitization and standardization
presentation on data quality

Klaus Hesselmann, managing director of Your Expert Cluster GmbH, gave a presentation titled „data quality – a management task for the industrial future“ at the DIN-ANP conference on digitization and standardization in Essen last month.

The presentation sparked off considerable interest. The slides (in German) are accessible through our download area.

2017-08-21

CLAAS KGaA mbH
Optimization of the corporate management of standards

Your Expert Cluster developed an optimization concept for managing industry and corporate standards within the CLAAS Group. The project team first performed an as-is analysis at several European manufacturing sites and then used a detailed SWOT process to derive measures for improving the management of standards. Core results were the organization of a central administration unit along business needs and the integration of its services into the various manufacturing sites.

CLAAS, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment, including being the European market leader in combine harvesters. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs 11,500 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year of 2015.

2017-08-21

CLAAS KGaA mbH
Expert support in technical matters

The Your Expert Cluster project team provided support to CLAAS on a number of different technical challenges resulting from changes in industry regulations. This included adopting rules that prohibit the use of chromium (VI) in surface treatment; revision of corporate standards by incorporating the current nomenclature of materials; and specific aspects of managing the use of technical drawings. All projects required detailed knowledge of the relevant national and international standards and their application.

CLAAS, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment, including being the European market leader in combine harvesters. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs 11,500 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year of 2015.

2017-08-17

HOMAG GmbH
Rule-based definition of univocal SAP idents on the basis of functional descriptions

Your Expert Cluster joined a project to revise the nomenclature and functional description of wood-processing machinery. Our specific task was to derive rules for the univocal and reproducible definition of SAP idents, both for technical classification and for individual attributes. On the basis of expert knowledge about classification and reference identification, the expert team initially structured the available master data and then used a modular VBA application to generate univocal SAP idents from the short text description of functions and attributes.

HOMAG Group is based in Schopfloch, Germany. HOMAG is the world’s leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the wood-processing industry and trades. As a global player, the company operates international production plants as well as sales and service companies. With around 6000 employees, HOMAG has a presence in more than 100 countries and an estimated global market share of just under 30%.

2017-07-31

Software for the management of industry standards

INMAS GmbH, a partner company of Your Expert Cluster, offers IntraNorma, its software tool for the adminstration of industry standards in a revised version. Details may be found (in German) at

http://inmas.de/2017/07/wegweiser-durch-normen-und-gesetze/

2017-04-05

New YEC company presentation (in German)

The revised company presentation provides an overview of our areas of competence and lists a number of important references. The presentation is accessible through our download area.
2017-02-01

BAUER Maschinen GmbH
Quality improvement of raw materials master data

Your Expert Cluster GmbH was assigned by BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen, Germany, to improve the master data quality of raw materials. The data were optimized with respect to their data structure and to their attributes as to being up to date, correct, and complete, while also removing duplicates. During the project, specialist knowledge of international materials, products, and standards was shared.

BAUER Maschinen GmbH is a leading provider of services, equipment, and products related to ground and groundwater. The BAUER Group employs some 10,700 people in around 70 countries and achieves total Group revenues of EUR 1.7 B.

2016-08-17

Updated YEC information sheet

The two-page information sheet provides an overview of Your Expert Cluster’s competencies. The updated sheet is accessible through our download area.

2016-08-12

Heinz Guenter Trost
is head of the VDI working party „materials technology“

Heinz Guenter Trost was appointed head of the working party „materials technology“ of the VDI regional council in Munich, Upper and Lower Bavaria. VDI is the largest association of engineers in Germany. Heinz will promote the presentation of all activities related to materials technology and organize events and meetings with companies located in the region.

2016-06-02

New product data sheet
„Master data management concepts – corporate master data standards“ (in German)

The new product data sheet illustrates how we work with ERP consulting firms and with industrial clients in developing a systematic approach to master data management prior to, or as part of, the implementation of new corporate standards and processes in ERP.

The product data sheet is available through our download area – product data sheets.

2016-05-17

enowa AG
Development of a master data concept as part of an SAP implementation

enowa AG was assigned by an international manufacturer of specialty chemicals to manage an SAP harmonization project. Within the scope of this project, Your Expert Cluster teamed with enowa and the client to develop a master data concept for the entire company. First, the use of master data in all corporate processes, clients/vendors, and materials was analyzed and documented. Then, a concept for the unified use and classification of these data was developed, and the target design for their implementation was described in detail in an SAP Blueprint document.

enowa AG is a privately owned international consulting firm focusing on strategy consulting, change management, process consulting, and SAP consulting.

www.enowa.ag

2016-03-01

Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Conception of a self-check to assess the digital maturity of a company

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria designed an online reference guide „Industry 4.0“ specifically targeting mid-sized companies. One of its elements is the digital maturity check. The self-check allows companies to assess their digital maturity level in four areas: Smart Products, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Organization, and Smart Technologies. Your Expert Cluster contributed to the self-check by defining the subject areas and the content – questions, answers, and useful hints. The check is available at https://ihk-industrie40.de/selbstcheck/.

2015-11-25

New product data sheet
„Sustainable master data management – Rule-based processes for maintaing master data quality“ (in German)

The new product data sheet documents our offer of a rule-based master data management, covering anything from data entry into the ERP system and regular MDM updating to a sustainable quality process founded on the ISO 8000 standard.

The product data sheet is available through our download area – product data sheets.

2015-06-26

Your Expert Cluster
signs agreement with Chinese platform provider

Your Expert Cluster and ARKMID International, Tianjin, China, have signed an agreement by which Your Expert Cluster will offer its services and seminars on an internet-based platform to Chinese companies.

Chinese manufacturers thus gain access to our expertise, such as the application of standards and regulations that need to be observed in design and production of goods intended for import into Europe.

2015-06-03

Homepage now available in English

The homepage of Your Expert Cluster GmbH is now available both in German and in English.

We have been in close contact with several international customers, and as a result, we have now made information about Your Expert Cluster available in English to our clients, business partners, and anyone interested in learning more about our company.