Watch to learn about the challenges involved in wiring harness manufacturing engineering for the KSK business and how the digital twin of product and production delivered by Siemens tools can help transform these challenges into competitive advantages.
The continually evolving automotive industry is facing multiple challenges owing to the demand for advanced features, the advent of ADAS and autonomous driving and the growing need for electrification. These mega trends directly impact and create the need for a highly sophisticated automotive E/E system, placing great emphasis on the wiring harness. Also, the surge in need for mass customization is driving up the number of unique vehicle configurations, thereby increasing the complexity and variance of the wiring harness.
Effectively managing the complex wiring harness and its variants, from design through manufacturing, up to its delivery to the customer, is of paramount importance. The most sought-after solution to this enigma, by automotive OEMs and harness manufacturers alike, has long been the Kundenspezifischer Kabelbaum (a German term for customer-specific wiring harness) also known as the KSK philosophy. Although the KSK is a commercially successful and proven business model, traditional KSK data assimilation approaches are weak and could soon become irrelevant, given the inevitable digital transformation along the way to realizing Industry 4.0.
This session sheds light on the industry challenges and how Siemens’ advanced harness manufacturing engineering solutions can help.
Technical Product Manager – Principal
Pavel Nosek has worked as a manufacturing engineering manager for customer-specific wire harness production (KSK) for many years. Since 2018, he has been with Siemens Digital Industries Software as a technical product manager. Previously, as a global manufacturing engineer, he worked on the KSK concept implementation at Yazaki and has experience overseeing KSK production with OEMs such as VW, BMW, GM, JLR, Mercedes, Toyota, and others.