The Auto Industry is one of the largest Manufacturing Industries worldwide. Not only Henry Ford revolutionised transportation with the release of the T Model, he also revolutionised the manufacturing industry with assembly lines. Automobile production has a very complex production process and the demand for safety means that not only efficiency but extreme traceability is also required in the production process.
Most automobile manufacturers need large parcels of land to build their factory. They also need a large supporting ecosystem in terms of auto component manufacturers in the vicinity. Automobile manufacturers would demand and enforce modern production systems on these Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 automobile manufacturers. This means that automobile component manufacturers have to follow certain guidelines and adopt digital technologies in their factories.
Here comes Manufacturing Execution System for Auto component manufacturing that can ease their worries A Manufacturing Execution System would have following functionalities:
- Real time OEE: Auto component manufacturing involves large machines like Moulding, Presses, Stamping, CNC etc. Investments in these machines require huge capital and hence it becomes important for the manufacturer to determine and review the OEE (Availability, Performance and Quality) on a daily basis.
- Traceability: Most Automobile companies have to follow stringent recall policies enforced by the regulators. This means that each and every component that goes into an automobile needs to have traceability – date of manufacture, material used, design used etc. Such systems that were traditionally maintained on registers have become redundant as the number of parameters required is large. A good Automobile Manufacturing Execution system should take care of traceability throughout the system
- Just In Time delivery: Toyota introduced JIT to the world and now it is being followed across the globe. Even though the pandemic has disrupted the global supply chains, auto components manufacturing needs to follow JIT throughout the supply chain. This means production needs to be tracked on a real time basis. Production and Planning Managers need to be aware of the changes that happen in the plan in real time and should be able to take corrective action. Not following JIT means heavy penalties and even negative supplier ratings
- Digital Quality records: Auto component Manufacturers have to maintain strict and copious quality records. Big companies demand that these records be maintained for a very long time and should be made available as and when required
ManufApp – a leading manufacturing technology company, provides state of the art Manufacturing Execution System to manufacturers worldwide. It is working with many automobile components manufacturers like GK Winding Wires, Chawla Auto Components, Mareli Talbros. ManufApp understands the importance of Manufacturing Execution System in Automobile and Auto components industry. It provides a cost effective solution to manufacturers so that they can digitise without impacting their bottom line.