Inventory, Factory Performance and Product Customization Represent Significant Challenges for the Automotive Industry
The Automotive Industry Supply Chain is spread across the globe. Maintaining control over the quality and delivery from the supplier base is a significant challenge. When discrepant material is shipped to Customers, the need for immediate and pinpoint traceability becomes critical.
OEM and Tier 1 suppliers have reached the point of diminishing returns improving factory performance, having already maximized the benefits from multiple quality and productivity initiatives over the last 20 years. Manufacturers realize, they must find new ways of taking their factory to the next level of performance.
Finally, today’s Customers have growing demand for individualized products. Auto makers and suppliers are being challenged to maintain profitability while moving from low mix / high volume manufacturing, to high mix / high volume manufacturing.
Cantier MES for the Automotive Industry:
To gain that new edge, the Automotive Industry is starting to align with the fourth Industrial Revolution, coined Industry 4.0. CantierTM Industry 4.0 Ready MES provides Contextual Data needed to unlock new levels of quality and productivity in your factory.
CantierTM MES helps you to effectively replace a patchwork of legacy applications, with a Single, Integrated Manufacturing Suite that encompasses Product Configuration, Planning & Scheduling, WIP Traceability & Genealogy, Data collection, SPC, DCC & Equipment Maintenance Management.
A key enabler for Smart Manufacturing, CantierTM Industry 4.0 Ready MES provides the flexibility to move into high mix, high volume manufacturing in an Industry 4.0 world. Using the latest hardware / software technology, CantierTM MES provides Real Time communication from Shop Floor to top floor.
Improved Supply Chain : Reduce upstream and downstream supply chain disruptions through real-time information and seamless integration with ERP Supply Chain modules.
Reduce Risk Exposure to Quality Incidents : Cantier MES ensures that the right raw material, correct tools, equipment and parameters are used, preventing quality incidents.
Increased Capacity : Capacity improvements are a result of improving Yield, Equipment Uptime, Machine Speed and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
Improve Yield/Reduce Scrap : With real time Data Collection directly from Manufacturing Equipment, Metrology Equipment, IIoT Sensors and others, the factory has the ability to perform root-cause-analysis, establish preventive solutions and drive down defects.
Real-Time Traceability : Track any product past or present across the entire supply chain. Traceability includes personnel, genealogy of materials used, processes and equipment utilized, quality data collected, anomalies, dates and times.
Reduced Cycle Time/Improved On Time Delivery : With the right resources allocated optimally and keeping the equipment uptime high, Cycle Time reduces and making deliveries On Time becomes predictable.
Compliance : Easier compliance to Customer, Governmental and International standards (TS16949, etc).
Shop Floor to Top Floor Visibility : With the ERP/Financial integration using the Cantier MES, all levels of management have the real-time visibility to the Shop Floor and the Financial impact.
Flexible Hosting : Cantier MES is available both On Premise and Cloud.
Total Cost of Ownership : Cantier’s industry specific integrated MES suite eliminates multiple software licenses and upgrades, integration cost and customization requirements.