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Long Beach, CA, United States, 2014/06/19 - Leadership award recognizes value of “Smart Pull” manufacturing as demonstrated in new video - 3DS.com / Apriso.com. Euronext: #13065; DSY.PA
AGCO, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural equipment, implemented Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Apriso solution as part of a paperless manufacturing initiative, supporting their transition from a Push to a Pull based production strategy, achieving significant performance improvement at their Hesston site, their largest manufacturing facility in North America. As validation of AGCO’s performance improvement, the manufacturer was just recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Council as being an award-winning leader in engineering and production technology leadership (read more here).
Expanding upon improved throughput capacity achieved at their Fendt plant located near Munich, Germany, AGCO Hesston has implemented an Apriso Manufacturing Execution System (MES) across its fabrication, receiving, warehouse, and sub- and final-assembly areas. Better visibility into material flows combined with ready access to manufacturing intelligence ensures the right inventory is delivered to the right location at the right time, via a “Smart Pull” trigger. Some operational improvements that have been achieved include:
• 40% reduction in inventory, freeing up unused storage space for more value-added activities;
• 400% improvement in Right First Time metrics, yielding higher quality;
• 30% improvement in Labor efficiency.
“We did a value assessment early on that helped us to identify those key areas of opportunity where the Apriso product could make a significant positive impact by helping us transform our manufacturing operations from a ‘push’ to a ‘pull’ environment,” said Darin Schmidt, Advanced Project Manager, AGCO. “Our Apriso solution has opened new doors for continuous improvement, based on the intelligence that is now more readily available.”
Dassault Systèmes (3ds.com | apriso.com), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, serves 190,000 customers across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation. Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand offers products that connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing. As part of DELMIA, the Apriso product portfolio including its suite of manufacturing operations management applications helps manufacturers transform their global operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence.