Case Study: Digital product catalogs by CADENAS optimize development process for production lines

Case Study: Digital product catalogs by CADENAS optimize development process for production lines Reducing the number of new purchased parts with PARTsolutions

Reducing the number of new purchased parts with PARTsolutions


Augsburg, Germany October 24, 2019. For the design of technical production lines, engineers and designers require a variety of digital product information about standard and purchased parts from diverse component manufacturers. The Strategic Parts Management platform PARTsolutions with its intelligent search functions enable engineers in the industry to easily find required parts and thus obtain comprehensive parts information directly from the suppliers.


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Speed up design processes with verified product data provided by component manufacturers

With the implementation of PARTsolutions, companies can improve the development process for production lines by importing 3D CAD engineering data, provided by the manufacturers, directly into their designs. As the Strategic Parts Management supports numerous intelligent search methods, engineers can find and deploy approved parts from hundreds of catalogs instead of searching for or recreating new parts. This allows engineers and developers to obtain the needed components in the desired CAD format much faster. In addition, companies can significantly improve data quality by receiving the verified product data, CAD models and the metadata directly from the manufacturers.


available catalogs from PARTsolutions
Available catalogs from PARTsolutions save time during the engineering process: Through PARTsolutions, administrative costs for new plant units are greatly reduced. Manual remodeling of 3D CAD parts of the required components according to manufacturer specifications are no longer necessary. The digital product data includes native 2D and 3D CAD files in more than 150 different CAD formats, PDF datasheets and critical meta data such as end-of-life information.


Manufacturer parts find their way into the designs of engineers

With eCATALOGsolutions, a technology for Electronic Product Catalogs also developed by CADENAS, manufacturers have the opportunity to provide customers with an intelligent digital catalog of their products including important metadata such as kinematics, end-of-life, customs tariff numbers, etc. These product catalogs are then made available to engineers and designers via the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions.

Customers like Procter & Gamble are using CADENAS’ Strategic Parts Management platform PARTsolutions for digital component data to deliver better reporting, compliance and faster design execution at lower cost. P&G can now quickly access intelligent product data for millions of standard and purchased parts from more than 700 manufacturer product catalogs.

“The more digital product catalogs and their intelligent product details are available to us within PARTsolutions, the easier, faster and more cost-effective we can engineer and design our production lines,” says Sascha Hartung, Commercial Parts Lead Designer at Procter & Gamble.


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CADENAS is a leading software developer in the areas of Strategic Parts Management and parts reduction (PARTsolutions), as well as Electronic Product Catalogs (eCATALOGsolutions). With its customized software solutions, the company acts as a link between the component manufacturers with their products and the purchasers.

With its 380 employees at 19 international subsidiaries, the name CADENAS

(Spanish: process chains) has been standing for success, creativity, support and process optimization since 1992. Find further information at:


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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie, daughter Nora and son Otto.