PARTsolutions - Strategic Parts Management

Engineers waste on average 70% of their time on searching, configuring and unnecessarily recreating new components. This adds up to be thousands of work hours a year being wasted on non-constructive activities that have no monetary value. On top of that, each newly created component carries an expense of its own. Such uneconomical practices hinder innovative products to be made and brought to market in a timely fashion.

Most frequent problems

  • PLM & ERP systems are full to the brim with parts
  • The systems are full of old and duplicate parts
  • It is difficult to find the desired part
  • No standardization, chaotic master data
  • There are multiple CAD systems implemented in the company
  • The purchasing department has no influence over part selection

Save Time & Money with Strategic Parts Managment

How to jump these hurdles and score more free time for developing innovative products in your company can be seen in our short video.

Find, Reuse & Control Parts


Find components quicker with the help of intelligent search methods - Geometric Similarity Search, Text Search, Sketch Search and many more


Spare yourself the construction and purchasing costs through reusing instead of recreating parts


Make smart and economical decisions through controlling the component selection options or defining preferred parts

Benefits for...


  • Over 700 manufacturer certified product catalogs available
  • Intelligent 3D CAD models in native CAD formats
  • Intelligent search methods for components
  • Extensive meta data & kinematic information
  • Seamless integration in CAD & PLM
70 % potential cost reduction at the engineering stage


  • Perfect master data for CAD, PLM & ERP to reduce the number of parts
  • Easily find existing parts in PLM systems to avoid duplicates in the data bank
  • Support of classifications

For Purchasing

  • PURCHINEERING (Cooperation between purchasing and engineering)
  • Define preferred parts and suppliers
  • Define the approval process for creating new parts to help reduce the number of parts in the data bank
PARTsolutions - The Strategic Parts Management Motivation

Success Stories

Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

Wanzl shortens research and design times for the development of a new shopping cart by more than 2 hours with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions powered by CADENAS.

MAN Truck & Bus AG
MAN Truck & Bus AG

By means of PARTsolutions by CADENAS all parts including complex geometries are traceable across different system and locations of the MAN Truck & Bus AG

SMS group
SMS group

SMS group avoids duplicates and offers the best possible data quality through PARTsolutions.

Starlinger & Co. GmbH
Starlinger & Co. GmbH

High reuse of parts in the product development process based on PARTsolutions.