The user interface is highly user-friendly and allows planning and sending supplies with a few easy interactions. The use of colors in the wide screen lines, positioned on the production lines, makes the understanding of state of the stock at the various assembly islands instant.
The operator will therefore be constantly informed, in real time, on the production trend and on the supply sequence of the assembly islands.
Its implementation has allowed the stabilization of the production rhythm and the leveling of the production and the entire enslavement system. The results achieved were the reduction of inefficiencies such as lack of material, overstock or delivery of wrong materials and drastic decrease in downtime with a consequent reduction in costs related to them. All this supported by an increase in plant productivity.
Furthermore, the system has made the production cycle more stable, linear and, since it can be analyzed, safer: knowing the associated risks and assessing the possible containments in terms of probability or parity of the event means increasing the safety of the work cycle.
Finally, the correctness of the data is managed at the product level: it is checked that the bill of materials is correct and intact. Furthermore, a series of error-proofing algorithms, coded within the system, reduce the possibility of human errors.
The results obtained allowed the project to be among the candidates of the AI Award 2017.