CASE STUDY IN CAR INDUSTRY
A French car manufacturer has several factories which produce and assemble vehicle parts. The company is a world leader in this field but is facing increasing competition. Therefore it decided to further digitalise its factories in order to improve the efficiency of its equipment and remain competitive.
The company wanted to be able to track the performance of their machines producing mechanical parts (gears, shafts, hub carriers, etc) in order to better identify root causes of areas lacking productivity.
CHALLENGES OF A WORLDWILDE CAR MANUFACTURER
Diversified machine park
and very different production
Several older machines
with limited connectivity
Time saving concern
and prohibition to open
Controlled costs and very strict investment criteria
The PerfTrak technology was challenged to connect ninety machines within a few weeks. The systems automatically identified stoppage durations and their respective root-causes. Forty monitoring screens were also deployed in workshops to visualize key production information.
Because of project size and deployment urgency, the operators were trained by the TEEPTRAK team over three days to correctly install and use our systems. After this training, the client’s teams were able to implement and configure additional systems across the whole factory by themselves without external support.
Implementation in 6 plants
Wide deployment in a few months
100% external integration
More than 150 connected workstations
More than 40 supervision screens
3 days training in installation/use
This installation monopolised time savings and reassigned operators on improvement missions rather than putting them on formerly time-consuming reporting tasks.. Operators now feel even more involved than before in the factory’s continuous improvement processes thanks to the Internet of Things. This is helping the factory to pursue its digitalization in a lasting manner.
Return on investment in
less than 1 year
Freeing up operators’
Reassignment of operators to improvement actions
Valorization, empowerment and involvement of operators
“PERFTRAK systems paid themselves simply by freeing up people that are now able to focus on Value Added tasks instead of
collecting data and preparing periodic reports”