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AVEVA, engineering and industrial software manufacturer, has unveiled Discrete Lean Management software to support digital transformation in the discrete manufacturing market
The new offering aims to improve operational efficiency through the digitalisation of lean work management for both manual and automated production lines.
AVEVA Discrete Lean Management is designed to address the issues faced by operating manufacturing plants still using paper-based systems for lean and work order management, work instructions and data collection procedures. It enables physical records to be replaced with digital tools that mitigate the risk of manual processes and provides real-time visibility into production performance allowing team collaboration in response to production issues.
“AVEVA Discrete Lean Management is the result of our close collaboration with Schneider-Electric and has been successfully deployed as a digital lean system to many of their plants globally,” commented Harpreet Gulati, senior vice-president, planning and operations at AVEVA.
Ten per cent productivity increase at Schneider Electric manufacturing plants
The AVEVA Discrete Lean Management software solution is used in Schneider Electric’s manufacturing plants and has been deployed in more than 70 smart factories globally, resulting in a 10 per cent productivity increase due to downtime mitigation and 70 per cent improved response-time due to automated escalation of production issues.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has commended four of Schneider Electric’s Smart Factories for comprehensively deploying a wide range of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and use cases at scale while keeping people and sustainability at the heart of their innovation strategies.
Hany Fouda, vice-president, systems portfolio, process automation, Schneider Electric, commented, “Our smart factory programme is focused on deploying technology that is easy to implement and scale quickly, including our EcoStruxure solutions, to deliver efficiency and sustainability. AVEVA’s solution helped us achieve those goals by facilitating downtime mitigation and improving response time.”
Minimising the number of manual production
The solution helps to minimise the number of manual production and lean data collection tasks leveraging the full range of AVEVA’s connectivity to IoT devices and more than 200 plant automation systems.