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Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete manufacturing plants have complex production lines in terms of automation, working cells, manual operations, product and component variability, and all of this, especially in automotive and electronics, at high frequency and quality.

The responsible of discrete manufacturing plants manage operations with numerous facilities and routes and a huge volume of data and component parameters. It is essential to have a good physical modeling of productive resources, materials lists and tasks of each manual or automatic operation.

Most of product information available digitally from product engineering is complemented by process engineering parameters before moving to plant production. However, currently the transfer takes place mostly from digital to paper, with the interfaces between engineering and production very basic and acting as an intermediary the enterprise resource planning system (ERP).

Discrete manufacturing companies must incorporate solutions and systems for:

  • Assembly lines optimization.
  • Inspection and management of defects in line.
  • Planned production programming in a day, shift or time and according to available equipment.
  • Provide instruction to operators and work cells (paperless).
  • Provide real-time visibility of inventory and work in progress.
  • Transfer to equipment and production processes the product specifications and process parameters, obtained directly from a data repository common with engineering.
  • Provide product and process data, which are necessary to support the activities of Lean Manufacturing and real time quality management.

We consider discrete manufacturing, the manufacturing based on lists of components and assembly, which includes the following sectors:

  • Automobile and components.
  • Plant equipment and machinery.
  • Electrical and electronic design.
  • Precision mechanics and optics.
  • Furniture and timber.
  • Textile and accessories.