This Case study describes the Critical Manufacturing MES implementation process at the Portuguese facility of Yazaki Group, a leading supplier of wire, cable and wiring harnesses for automotive OEMs.
This was Yazaki’s second chance at implementing MES after an unsuccessful attempt several years before, when a project failed due to the vendor not being able to set up a reliable machine connection. As a result, the data was unreliable and employees stopped using the system.
Critical Manufacturing successfully replaced the manual system and then connected dozens of existing and new molding machines in the second-phase of the MES project. Since then, Yazaki has expanded, adding more machines every month, without the need for additional operators.