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P&PM - Product Lifecycle & Performance Manufactory
 
 
 
 

Operational Excellence for

  Embedded Software.

 
 
 

P&PM designs and implements solutions to manage Software within your Products & Assets along their lifecycle.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Embedded Software drives innovation speed and customer recognition of your products & assets.

 

Software enables diverse features that make products and assets significantly more valuable. Without embedded software, a product is rarely competitive.

Embedded Software is key enabler for Digitalization and IIoT.

 

Having significant impact on the product´s performance, embedded software needs to be fully controlled along the value chain.

Challenges come along with the need to manage software parameterizations - integrated to the overall variant management - and software compatibilities.

Special challenges result also from traceability demands and software distribution processes.

 

Managing Embedded Software from Engineering to Production to Service becomes a key capability.

 

P&PM supports you applying solutions into your existing SAP / Cloud Native Landscape.

 

P&PM is a special expertise consultancy focusing on PLM - Product Lifecycle Management.

With our special expertise we help you to find the right business, data and IT architecture for Embedded Software Management.

Also, we design and implement the relevant building blocks along your IT landscape using latest SAP / Cloud Native Technology.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital Thread for Embedded Software  

P&PM designs and implements solutions for managing Embedded Software across its lifecycle.

We integrate your Software Engineering tool chain with your operations in ALM/ PLM/ERP/MES and diagnostic tools/flash stations – packaging your software and parameter data the way it is needed at downstream process events: Production & service, on & offsite, onboard & offboard. By this you gain full control and traceability of the effective software configuration along your processes.

 

Request our whitepaper to understand more about challenges and opportunities in reagrds to lifecycle management of Embedded Software. 

 

This video provides an overview about best practices for lifecycle management of Embedded Software Management.  

 
 
 
 

Software Parameter Management

Products & assets are more and more customized via software parameters:  The amount and complexity of parameterizations significantly increases - offering many significant business opportunities.

P&PM helps you designing and implementing solutions to manage software parameters: Definition of valid parameters / parameterizations, execution of mass parameterization in Production (using ODX or IODD for instance, integrated into your SAP Variant & Order Management) or technical clarification / effectivity control of software functions via parameter in aftersales (Software as a Product).

We are experts in managing the data for parameter events - integrated in your operations.

Request our whitepaper explaining challenges and opportunities in regards to software parameter management. 

 

This video provides an overview on best practices to manage device / machine parameter data at diverse business events.  

 
 
 

P&PM´s solutions:
Device Parameter Manager  

Cloud based solutions for customizing smart products & assets by software variant coding

The parameterization of software functions offers diverse opportunities that depend on the usage of products and assets. Products can be configured according to specific customer needs – at production but also during aftersales. Assets can be configured per installation or even ad hoc per operation enabling industry 4.0 manufacturing scenarios. 

Configuration of smart products during production events: Mass customization of device settings for lot size one  

Configuration of smart products during service events: Leverage the opportunities of parameter settings to sell additional software features during aftersales

Asset Configuration during production events: Configuration of machine settings to enable mass customizations and industry 4.0 scenarios

Import of native device parameters based on industry standards (I/O-Link with IODD, ODX)

Offline Engineering of software functions of sensors, machines, assets or complex products

Integration of software functions with relevant business logic (variant logic of ERP for instance)

Definition of rules and constraints to automize / control parameterization processes especially during service events

Micro-service based architecture running on cloud platforms (cloud foundry)

Diverse integration options via REST and OData based APIs (ALM / PLM / ERP / MES / Diagnosis Tools / IoT-Hubs)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watch a short video explaining the benefits and a preview to the Device Parameter Manager.

 

Read our detailled solution description here.

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Flashing & Configuration of Devices at Production  Events

Software & Parameter are critical components that require their own logistics during production.

P&PM implements solutions for order specific generation and delivery of software packages to shop floor flash stations – including fault & exception management procedures. We integrate different sources for parameterization like ALM/PLM/ERP (customer order data for example) as well as test bench results as input for device configuration processes in line with software delivery. 

 

Request our whitepaper to understand more about challenges and opportunities in regards to production events. 

 

Our video provides an overview about best practices for production events: Deliver order specific software & parameter packages to production events.   

 
 
 
 

Flashing & Configuration of Devices during Service Events

Repair and modification events require the right and compatible software in the field. Software as a Product offers new aftersales opportunities. 

P&PM implements solutions to maintain compatible Device Packages of software for usage in the field. Also, we provide solutions for data distribution to Diagnosis Tools / Device Type Managers for diverse business scenarios onsite / offsite, onboard and offboard.

Our focus is on data management procedures: Definition & maintenance of relevant data packs and their delivery to field events. This includes the mastering of compatibility / dependecy matrixes as well as solutions for software campaign management integrated into your PLM processes.

Request our whitepaper to understand more about challenges and opportunities in regards to Service events.  

 

Our video provides an overview about best practices for service events: Repair, modify and update / upgrade devices in the field.  

 
 
 
 
 

Diagnostic Trouble Code Management

Defect codes, status information etc. become increasingly relevant: The more functions are implemented via embedded software, the more codes are needed to steer the interaction of your products with end users, service technicians, remote services etc.

Diagnostic trouble code  are rarely considered as crucial - however not controlling their growing complexity leads to significant efforts along the value chain.

P&PM helps you in designing and implementing solutions in SAP / Cloud to manage fault & status codes together with the relevant measures and instructions. Our expertise in regards to software parameter management helps you defining rule based patterns to automatically determine the right measures depending on the fault code and the configuration / parameterization of your device. 

 
 
 
 

Digital Twin for
Software & Parameter

Leverage the opportunities of a Digital Twin based on diagnostic data to support Service operations: Enhance quality and speed of flash events, sell retrofit packages of software & parameter settings etc.

P&PM designs and implements solutions to write Digital Type Plates (Characterization of the product, retrievable from the device) at Production & Service events and to capture the As Built / As Maintained Configuration of Software and Parameters into a Digital Twin (central / cloud based reference of your products/assets) - based on industry standards like ODX, IODD / OPC UA for instance.

Digital Twins & Type Plates can be leveraged at diverse business events: Technical clarification during after sales events as well as installation processes or restore events of complex devices in the field.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Team

 
 
 
 
 

Jens Schirpenbach

Managing director and founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Jens started his career 2001 in consulting focusing on operations transformation in the area of Engineering and Services. He gained experience along all project lifecycle stages from early strategy determination and road mapping down to system implementations with cut over. He covered diverse roles mainly as project manager and solution architect – with a strong footprint in the manufacturing industry. He managed a team for PLM at a major European consultancy. After eleven years in consulting he founded P&PM Solutions & Consulting. Jens has a joint master degree in mechanical Engineering and business administration.

 
 
 
 

Stefan Mayer

Lead Solution Architect and co-founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Stefan started his career in 2006 in the software industry in a startup before he joined in a major European consultancy. He worked on multiple projects in different industries as a senior solution architect and developer. His technology focus is with SAP / cloud native components where he developed several full stack applications on SAP NetWeaver and SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP Cloud) incorporating state of the art User Experience with UI5 amongst other. Stefan holds a diploma in computer science with focus on software engineering.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office

 
 
 

Our office is based near Cologne, Germany.

Located in a rural area but just 15 minutes away from the airport Cologne / Bonn we leverage the infrastructure of the location “Schloss Eulenbroich”.

 
 
 

We are pleased to facilitate workshops or trainings within our office / rooms of "Schloss Eulenbroich".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About P&PM

 

P&PM is a special expertise consultancy in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management.

We focus on design and implementation of SAP / Cloud Native based solutions to manage embedded software along the product lifecycle.

Embedded software more and more becomes a key enabler of your products´ performance. P&PM supports you in transitioning your operations to manage the growing complexity of embedded software in your products & assets along the value chain and product lifecycle.

 

 

P&PM  was founded by experienced consultants in 2012 leveraging knowledge both from diverse operations transformation and application implementation projects especially within the Engineering and Service domain.

 

P&PM - Product Lifecycle & Performance Manufactory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Industry & PLM Expertise

We can leverage the experience from diverse business and IT transformation initiatives in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management - on global scale.

Covering both domains - business and IT - we act as a trusted advisor and overall architect.

Our industry focus is in the manufacturing industry, especially automotive.

 
 
 

Technology Expertise

P&PM is a subject matter expert for SAP PLM and SAP Fiori / UI5 as well as Cloud Native based Applications and Services.

P&PM designs and implements full stack applications as well as microservices using latest Cloud Native / SAP Technology. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

P&PM

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Contact  info@p-and-pm.com

Phone  +49 2204 4047803

Location  Cologne Area, Germany

 

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P&PM Solutions & Consulting GmbH

Zum Eulenbroicher Auel 19

D-51503 Roesrath, Germany

Geschäftsführer: Jens Schirpenbach

Handelsregister Köln Handelsregister Nummer HRB 77110

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P&PM was founded in 2012 by experienced consultants.

P&PM is privately owned by the founder.

 

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