Case Study

IMPROVE 4.0 in household appliance

 

– Case study description

The household appliance sector is where Next has undoubtedly accumulated the most experience: Whirlpool, Franke, Faber, Ariston Thermo, Elica, Haier, Electrolux are the partners with whom we have thoroughly analyzed all the needs and possibilities of the industry.

It involves a type of production that is very fast, with relatively short cycle times and many specific phases.

The activities we are involved in this sector mainly include:

 

  • Monitoring of production efficiency
  • Quality control
  • Raw material procurement and logistics
  • Product and process traceability
  • Maintenance management
  • Label printing (energy label, product fiche)
  • Factory 4.0 projects

Advantages

IMPROVE 4.0 guarantees a better management in manufacturing activities.

The advantages are:

  • DECREASING COSTS AND WASTES thanks to a strategical planning of production
  • HIGHER RESPONSIVENESS in time resolutions of anomalies and unexpected events due to the collection of real time data
  • OPTIMISATION OF INSTALLED MACHINES thanks to a detailed analysis of machine utilisation timing and problems resolution times
  • ACCURATE INVENTORY for a a better managament of stock in order to avoid wastes

Partial goals

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Monitoring efficiency (OEE & Andon)

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Control of quality

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Traceability system

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Maintenance management (Machine ledger and EWO Modules)

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Digital Shopfloor Management

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Warranty, product fiche, and energy label printing

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Visual SOP

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NFC System

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Warehouse Management System

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Safety

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Early Equipment Management

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