From smart factory concept to reality

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The customer

A world-class automotive supplier of precision-machined powertrain and brake components for automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, with over 3000 employees, active over 3 continents with plants in Belgium, China, Brazil, Romania…

  • Challenges

    • From industry 4.0 principles to realizable concepts
    • Change management in a non-stable environment (volume changes)
    • Smart Factory Concept Design for operations, maintenance, quality, engineering & logistics
    • Operationalize the concept
    • System & tools selections
    • Implementation pilot line in Belgium
  • Solutions

    • Project management & PMO
    • Expertise & concept design
    • Translate concept in the operating model: what will work for VCST?
    • System selection advisory
    • Change management, including communication, training…
    • Pilot implementation support
  • Results

    • Smart Factory concept design
    • Pilot line full transformation
    • Implementation potation indicating +10% EBIDTA win
    • Empowerment of the people
    • IoT system & shopfloor systems successfully implemented

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