Exide Technologies is one of the world’s largest producers, and distributors of batteries. The challenge was to improve traceability, efficiency and quality across the entire manufacturing process: raw ingots, melting pots, lamination, milling, batch mixing, internal storage, assembly, charging, labelling, up to ready for shipment to customers.
In this deployment ATS implemented systems for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Tracking and Tracing. First project deployments started in Spain and Poland and rolled out in Italy and Germany. The further deployment will be in the USA. ATS was selected for our domain expertise and ability to project manage and deliver across multiple plants in different countries and the ability to provide 24/7 support in the local languages.
A global Manufacturing Execution System (MES) was developed based on Ignition technology with OEE, SPC and Track and Trace functionalities. The solution provides the following:
- Forward and backward traceability
- Find warehouse availability
- Interface with ERP’s Bill of Material
- Enforce Poke Yoke in strategic points
- Production and Work Orders planned either directly via MES or through ERP.
The SPC solution developed by ATS allows the quality department to access real time SPC data. This offers a fast response in correcting the process. Maintenance can be alerted before the line is down and plan the maintenance work ahead of line shut-down. Instruments are connected directly to the solution reducing typing errors from operators copying in values.
Systems, Tools & Services Expertise
- MES, OEE and SPC by Ignition
- ATS Support Services 24/7
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