Manufacturing Made Better
We need a better plant floor system! One that can:
- Be easily setup & modified by our staff,
- Coordinate build requirements,
- Control the flow of parts,
- Report on results,
- Use existing hardware,
- Support all plant floor devices, and
- Seamlessly integrate to our ERP.
With a pending new model launch, a major auto parts manufacturer required a new component assembly line for 21 operators, automated machines, inspection stations, and robotics. On-going expenditures to their existing vendor every time a change was required created significant and on-going frustration. The Engineering Team decided to look for a better alternative.
After carefully considering several options, Ujigami™ MES was selected. “Being 100% browser-based, Ujigami™ is intuitively easy to configure. We can make changes ourselves in less time than it took to call our previous vendor to quote making the changes for us.” The Team at Ujigami™ worked directly with the equipment vendors to create an integrated plant floor. Total time from Phase I to installation was… 6 weeks.
The production team is enthusiastic about Ujigami™. They quickly discovered that their old system had inherent delays waiting for database updates and information downloads. Now with no delays, the faster operator cycle times provide 12% efficiency gains. Rearranging workstations and operator content is quickly accomplished during breaks, resulting in no lost time for Continuous Improvement activities.
As a result of the outstanding success of the new line, the plant accelerated plans to install Ujigami™ on all other existing manufacturing lines.