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Case Study – Brake Components:

Automotive OEMs stringent demands for the highest quality . Recently a brake component manufacturer was struggling to maintain their Ford Quality Rating due to a series of quality infractions that occurred during a model changeover. The issues highlighted the problems with their existing manufacturing system – somewhat capable but complicated.

After a careful analysis of several alternatives, including upgrading the existing system, Ujigami™ – Product Directed Manufacturing System was chosen. The system is a single-vendor solution providing all OEM communications, scheduling, plant-floor control and monitoring, sequencing, and shipping functionality. The browser-based interface provides improved access to extensive production and quality controls and information.

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The Engineering Manager was impressed with how quickly and easily the system was installed. “Ujigami was implemented in significantly less time than the previous system. The configuration is straight-forward and easy to understand. The Ujigami™ team responded quickly to all of our requests and even suggested several options for improvement.”

The Quality Department is enthusiastic about Ujigami™. “This system ensures we will not ship defective parts to Ford. Our quality rules are configured directly in Ujigami to ensure bad parts are immediately contained and our reaction plans are always followed.”

The Production Department is enjoying the capability of Ujigami. “The system works! There are no delays slowing down my operators. Productivity is up and my operators are happy.” The extensive OEE and other production reports highlight improvement opportunities that were invisible before. “We can’t wait for Ujigami to be implemented on our other product lines.”

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