VISIBILITY - Currently unable to see amount of power consumed per machine or plant; need to account for energy used per batch. WASTE - 10% of product fails quality standards, unable to identify point of failure (initial spinning, weaving, final processing, etc). INACCURACY - Acquiring OEE measurements and compiling them is a manual process, which lacks visibility into all parts of the production process and is error-prone. LACK OF INTEROPERABILITY - Outdated machinery still has long, effective lifespans but needs to connect to newer, digital assets
OVERVIEW: - Owner-operated company founded in 1997 - Mid-sized manufacturer with 5 plants in Europe - Each plant runs approx 150 production lines, running 800 spindles per production line - Produces high quality textiles across entire value chain (aerospace, hospitality, fashion) - €90 million annual revenue (approx.) OBJECTIVES: - Identify potential fault conditions to reduce unexpected downtime - Reduce waste due to quality issues - Reduce energy consumption, and enable reporting in accordance with legal standards and requirements (EEG-Umlage) - Improve effectiveness of maintenance planning - Identify future opportunities to improve the value chain with suppliers and operations
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