Critical Manufacturing MES for Automotive

Much like Aerospace & Defense, the Automotive industry has strong governmental oversight for both safety and Good Manufacturing Practices. The industry is also changing: there is consolidation, plant closures, and underutilization of existing lines. A shift in buyer preference drives a ripple effect in the automotive industry—with some plants experiencing capacity issues, others changing their mix to keep production flowing. Automotive manufacturers at all levels are under constant pressure due to shrinking margins and the need to implement new innovations rapidly at low cost with high quality.

Industry 4.0 is affecting automotive manufacturing more dramatically: the electrification, the autonomy, and the connectedness of the automobile are setting the pace for a new way of looking at manufacturing and sourcing.

Key Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Automotive addressed by Critical Manufacturing:
    Implement real-time inventory management
    Enforce good manufacturing practices and product traceability to minimize product quality and recall issues
    Establish a global view of the supply chain
    Address regional Quality & Regulatory compliance in export-driven markets
    Eliminate paper-driven manufacturing operations, removing labor intensive, slow response practices
    Minimize the reliance on legacy & outdated systems to reduce maintenance and unplanned downtime
    Support digital transformation allowing manufacture of highly customized products with shorter delivery times
    Key Capabilities of Critical Manufacturing MES for Industry 4.0 /Automotive
    Provides a dynamic 3D visualization (‘digital twin’) of the shop floor
    Scales easily with growing operational needs
    Drives visibility of production and costs across the supply chain for better decision making
    Enables IoT-enabled production marketplace for smart factories
    Allows users to quickly learn and do their job from any location, even with mobile devices
    Analyzes, tracks, and executes continuous improvement
    Enables efficient manufacture of personalized, mass customized and low volume products faster, more reliably, at higher quality and lower cost
    Advanced analytics allow predictive measures in the face of shifting business realities
    Real-time visibility and control of production processes, even across partner or remote sites
    Reduced equipment and IoT device automation effort with a single view of all automation workflows, with one click deployment
    Horizontal integration provides better synchronization for a smart supply chain
    Vertically integrates IoT and shop floor with enterprise-wide information flows

    Yazaki Saltano

    Auto Components Growth Drives to MES with a Future. Robust Control for Yazaki Saltano Molding

    by Julie Fraser, IYNO Advisors

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