A key benefit of ATS Inspect is its ability to feedback information to operators and management alike in real time. This means that management can review the defect trends and prioritize resources accordingly while the operators can drill-down into the information to see exactly where problems are occurring, allowing them to react immediately to any issues.
Toyota won the 2009 Manufacturer of the Year Award at this manufacturing plant as a direct result of using ATS Inspect for one and a half years.
The graph below shows the number of defects found over time after implementing ATS Inspect at Toyota. The first major change was that they were able to identify, record and collate many more defects than they had previously. Using the analysis tools within ATS Inspect they were then able to identify and address the root causes which lead to a dramatic fall in the number of defects.