CBA Lab grows – 5 new members in 2021

EAM is more topical than ever, as can be seen not least from the growing number of members of the CBA Lab. As many as five companies joined the user association in 2021. The CBA Lab is pleased to welcome new members from the sectors of consumer goods manufacturing, machinery and engine manufacturing, logistics and technical testing organizations.

Along with the digital transformation program, the IT organization of the consumer goods manufacturer is undergoing a fundamental transformation process. In this context, enterprise architecture plays an exciting and at the same time challenging role in coordinating the optimal balance between strategic growth and necessary basic work.

For the machine manufacturer, the importance of software and, as a result, of architecture has increased dramatically. Through the CBA Lab, the company hopes to gain insights into best practices from other companies that have already successfully implemented their architectures and the associated organizations and processes.

Engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines recently relaunched its EAM initiative, where it hopes to make rapid progress. Enterprise architect Hannes Schleibinger is looking forward to the exchange in the CBA Lab network. He wants to learn from the experiences of the other members and work together on current problems in a practical way.

At the testing service provider TÜV Rheinland, EAM is still a young discipline. "Through our membership in the CBA Lab, we would like to learn best practices from the experienced members and exchange experiences. On the other hand, we would also like to actively participate in order to jointly develop new content. Our initial focus is on the introduction of a structured EAM at TÜV Rheinland," explains IT Enterprise Architect Matthias Thiebes.

The logistics company Dachser, the youngest member of the CBA Lab, is also looking forward to the exchange within the user association. To get started, the enterprise architects were given access to the Coyo work platform, which is also the treasure chest of the CBA Lab - filled to the brim with valuable work results, best practices and insights from joint work across industry, company and hierarchy boundaries. All in the spirit of cross-business architecture.

Photo: MTU Aero Engines