Automotive manufacturers need to achieve both economy of scale and market-demand responsiveness. This requires manufacturing operations precisely synchronized to the pull signals of multiple OEM customers yet flexible enough to support sudden production shifts dictated by market changes or unplanned events.
Operator Systems solutions helps to address these challenges by providing a comprehensive manufacturing process framework that uniquely enables the necessary visibility and control to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence. Operator delivers visibility and control across manufacturing operations and the supply chain, enabling multiple improvement strategies and process improvements to secure accurate data, visibility and a motivated effective workforce, and help you to make the right decisions at the right time.
Key attributes that every Operator Systems solution can deliver:
• Full visibility of production processes. Operator Systems provides possibility of quantities on-line reporting, workforce and resources utilization, with integration to machines. Production and warehouse data gathered be Operator are available in Operator Manufacturing intelligence and Enterprise systems (BI, ERP, APS) for scheduling and planning, to optimize enterprise costs.
• Rapid adaptation to new works with short lead times and fast flow of information.
• Enable Just-in-Time (JIT) and Sequenced JIT manufacturing and shipment strategies based on customer ‘pull’ signals. Operator Logistic module thanks to full integration with production gives single point of goods management for shop-floor and warehouse workers. It enables simple, smooth and automatic material exchange in all logistic steps: between multiple production places, shop-floor and warehouse.
• Full integration between logistics, production and scheduling helps the production to secure the right stock level and ensures a precise stock and easy product count. This prevents the production from stopping due to lack of raw materials or capacity in the warehouse.
With Operator, you can optimize performance across all aspects of the order-to-delivery cycle, including your people, materials, machines and processes. With real-time data, signals, alerts, KPIs and business intelligence to and from any network location around the world, Operator Systems solution gives opportunity to respond quickly to regulatory change and unexpected events.
Some of the Automotive manufacturers that have chosen to implement an Operator Systems solution include: