Optimizing workflow every day of the week instead of only at longer production stops
Products are built “Right First Time”
Creation of Product Birth Certificates to meet contractual obligations and warranty abatement
Changes in order sequence or part numbers do not require system changes
Ability to implement production changes on line
Ability to dynamically rebalance the line
Four month delivery of the project – start to finish
Reduction in IT team overtime expenses as system changes are eliminated and re-testing is not necessary
No longer held hostage to resources that understand, maintain and upgrade the home grown solution
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Puts Proficy Assembly Applied Solution to the Test for Right First Time and Sequencing Applications
Automakers are facing increasing challenges to contain warranty/ recall exposure, and Right First Time applications can offer that solution – with the potential to significantly improve throughput, efficiency and quality.
Right First Time requires a powerful toolset, including in-line sequencing and error proofing, to create product birth certificates and minimize missed delivery penalties. By working together, manufacturing operations and corporate IT teams can put these systems in place to enable Right First Time, as well as develop strategies for standardization and globalization to reduce support burdens and achieve long-term success.
“By not building Right First Time, Tier 1 suppliers are subject to large financial penalties based on their delivery contracts with the auto manufacturers,” said Rich Breuning, Global Automotive Industry Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “A switch from Build to Stock to Build to Order and Just in Time Sequencing is a continuing trend in the marketplace.
Tier 1 suppliers now have to manufacture and deliver sub-assemblies in sequence in as little as one to five hours from the time they are notified by the automakers.”
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms | Hardware & Software to Automation
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan. We are headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia with operating locations and regional offices throughout the United States and around the world. The company, which is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, is a global provider of hardware and software used in automation and embedded computing.
About GE Fanuc
Over 20 years ago, GE and FANUC Ltd. of Japan formed GE Fanuc, an automation company dedicated to delivering technology and services to improve automation on a worldwide basis. The automation industry has matured a great deal since then. Many companies have come and gone, and GE Fanuc has become one of the leading brands, recognized for delivering high technology products and services in both hardware and software.
We operate in three closely related markets: Automation, Embedded Computing and CNC. In the Automation and CNC markets, we provide computer boards, systems and software packages used to control and report on factory production lines and production tools. In the Embedded market we produce boards and systems used in defense, telecommunications, aviation and many other types of applications in other markets.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is part of the GE family, with the resources of a multibillion dollar parent company behind us. We gain many advantages from our membership in the GE family, but it is our customers who benefit most. They have the security of working with a mature, stable and highly respected partner. They have access to a global organization with significant human and financial resources. They can rely on our strong service and support infrastructure, and our advanced supply chain and manufacturing processes. Someone once expressed all this in rather plain language: "Nobody ever got fired for hiring GE."