Modern software solution for comprehensive test bench management
A flexible, extendable management system – designed for tomorrow’s requirements
So called production resources and tools need to be staged on a regular basis in order to set up test benches. ZF Friedrichshafen AG previously used an Access-based software system to manage PRTs and document warehouse parts. When this legacy system had reached its limits after twelve years in terms of maintainability, usability and further development, ZF Friedrichshafen AG decided to replace it.
Using the new system known as TAMS, processes can be handled more efficiently and additional functions mapped such as maintenance notifications or documentation. Interfaces to additional internal ZF systems enable TAMS to be used in other departments.
Automation of existing processes to lighten workloads
The system is used to manage production resources such as assembly and measuring equipment or tools requiring inspection – both internally and externally. Before setting up a test bench, it is important to know that right parts are available at the right time in the right quantity. The system supports test bench engineers in resource planning and provides a transparent overview of which parts are needed, where the parts are stored and whether they are available. This needs to function across multiple sites.
A standardised database was created with the new software system thanks to centralised master data management. This will enable other processes to be automated in the future. Roles and rights management ensures that the system can only be accessed by authorised users.
High user acceptance thanks to agile methodology
The system was developed using an agile approach. This meant that the key users were continuously involved in the development process, could see the current status of the software at all times and have their feedback integrated straight away. A high level of acceptance was generated for the new system in this way.
For increased ease of use, TAMS is integrated into the single sign-on environment on ZF’S intranet. To access the system, employees only need to log in once to Windows.
“TAMS paves the way for efficient test bench operations. It significantly fosters internationalisation and global cooperation across all development sites – not least thanks to its ability to be extended to integrate future processes. In terms of functionality, performance and visual appearance, we’ve succeeded in producing something really special with this program thanks to the collaboration with doubleSlash.”
Timo Henkel // Senior Manager, Test Bench Technology/Measuring Technology // ZF Friedrichhafen AG, Car Driveline Technology Division
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We speak business and do IT. Together with the users, we defined the most important requirements for the new system and translated them into a technically modern and flexible software solution.
- Specification of technical use cases
- Agile project approach using Scrum methodology
- IT consulting
- Development of web-based frontends and backends
- Architecture expertise
- Quality assurance (load testing)
- Infrastruktur Know-How (Jenkins, IAM)
- Java 1.8
- Oracle 12c
- Spring Boot
- CI / CD with Jenkins pipelines