Manufacturers are confronted with a seemingly endless stream of requests for information about their products, organisation and supply chain. The multiple requirements and requests represent an enormous effort and significant risk to the manufacturers, since neither data formats nor communication channels are standardised yet.
The solution can be surprisingly simple. The basis is machine-readable digital data and a smart Product Information Management (PIM) system of manufacturers. Christian Donath explains the data exchange with an example of the complex communication flow in the construction sector and which types of information / data are relevant.