CASE STUDY IN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

CONTEXT

A world-leading manufacturer of optical lenses has been operating for several years in China. The improving know-how of Chinese operators has prompted the company to raise wages, leading it to adopt new technological processes in order to improve equipment productivity and reduce waste.

In the Anti-Reflective coating department, production output has been monitored for years without a clear understanding of change-overs, maintenance and tests impact (duration, frequency, etc.). The company wanted to have a “ready-to-use” and custom-made solution to measure its efficiency.

CHALLENGES

1-01

Improve the visual on the
performance of equipment

2 (2)

Provide complete and regular
production information

3

Improve the speed and frequency
of data consolidation

TEEPTRAK IMPLEMENTATION

Thanks to the fully “external” PerfTrak systems, the factory was able to uniformly connect the machine park without any expensive and complex integration into machines, industrial robots or IT systems. By automating equipment tracking, PerfTrak allowed the factory to visualize the main root causes of performance losses in real-time and on a daily basis.

Teams have been able to detect some organizational issues thanks to PerfTrak analysis tools such as Pareto of losses (display of the main origins of losses) or automatic reports. On the web interface, changeover times are now measured to the nearest second, which removes one of the most critical time-wasting processes in the factory.

4

Implementation in the entire plant

5

Integration in a few weeks

6

100% external integration

RESULTS

With PerfTrak technology, workshop OEE has gained ten productivity points (from 75 to 85%) within a few weeks. Building on that success, the solution is now implemented in several of the company’s factories in India and Thailand.

7-01

Identification of production
bottlenecks

8

Gain of 10 TRS points
per equipment

9

Return on investment in
less than 1 month

10-01

Deployment to other
group plants