Production OptimizationIncreasing productivity and reducing costs through digitalization
Optimize efficiency & quality in production
In the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment, manufacturing companies have to deal with competitive pressure, cost pressure, merging markets and higher customer demands. Customers can often only be won through technological differentiation, and products and services must be increasingly individualized.
In order to remain competitive, manufacturing companies need lean processes in production and logistics that go hand in hand with productivity increases, cost reductions and general production optimization and can adapt flexibly to change. This approach to production optimization comes from lean production or lean management, which were defined in the 1960s against the background of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
Five principles are defined for production optimization through Lean Production:
- Definition of value from the customer's point of view
- Identification of the value stream
- Implementation of the flow principle
- Implementation of the pull principle
- Striving for perfection
from which five paradigms emerge:
- No disturbances
Accordingly, LEAN management coordinates all value-adding activities and avoids unnecessary activities (waste) to optimize production.
Through the digitalization of operations, the paradigms of lean management can be further expanded. These approaches are also summarized in the concept of Industry 4.0 or Smart Factory. Real-time information on the status and performance of machines, lines and workshops is used to increase transparency and thus lay the foundation for more effective management performance through data-based decisions. Intelligent automation in production, logistics and indirect processes additionally increase the degree of value creation in the factory.
We support you in production optimization
NEONEX works with you to use digital solutions in your industrial value chain to make existing processes in production planning, production, logistics and related indirect areas more cost-efficient and increase productivity. We streamline your processes, create transparency and lay the foundation for monitoring and automation.
Our motto: Create the optimal combination and networking of people, processes and IT technology in the resulting Smart Factory.
The possibilities of production optimization are versatile and individual: The digital twin enables the saving of physical prototypes. Digital assistance systems provide electronic work instructions. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) enable automated material flow, and RFID or localization technologies lay the foundation for the product to steer itself independently through production. Predictive maintenance through comprehensive data evaluation also falls within the spectrum of Industry 4.0. Depending on the application, the latest technologies from the areas of big data, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), auto-ID, robotics, machine learning and sensor technology are used for production optimization.
The Smart Factory ensures production optimization by increasing planning accuracy and delivery capability, enabling real-time visibility and traceability, while reducing defect rates, material, maintenance and labor costs.
Despite everything, the human being as the "conductor of value creation" is at the center of the intelligently networked system and controls it through his or her cognitive abilities.
Get on board with production optimization
Let us work together to improve your competitiveness through production optimization with the Smart Factory. Whether you are a medium-sized company or a global player, we offer pragmatic and sustainable consulting to those responsible in the manufacturing industry.
Our consulting includes integrated support throughout the entire transformation process: from strategy development and roadmap design, through supplier selection and concrete implementation, to the installation of new processes and cultural anchoring in the company. We consider not only production, but all related direct and indirect processes of your value creation (End-to-End).
Thanks to a network of application- and process-strong testbed partners as well as innovation-leading, technology-competent solution partners, we orchestrate methods, ideas and solutions that have already led to a fast, pragmatic proof-of-concept in the factories of our testbed partners.
Feel free to contact us, we look forward to getting to know you.