“Intense focus on material sorting methods for forest machinery development also requires constant production improvements. Only in this way can we respond to the needs of our customers and retain our position as world leaders on the forest machinery market. Furthermore, a safe and modern plant is definitely an important investment into our employees”, adds Ponsse Oyj’s CEO Juho Nummela.
The leading manufacturer of agricultural tractors in the Nordics, Valtra Oy, designs and manufactures an increasing number of customized Valtra tractors in Central Finland. LeanwareMES has a central role in managing the manufacture of the tractors.
“Being behind on schedule in this type of assembly is usually a result of not having a necessary component available. With LeanwareWMS, we are able to see in real time what our inventory balance is for each item at a given time, which allows us to forecast production and the necessary materials”, says Production Manager of Assembly and Warehousing Toni Teittinen at SEW Industrial Gears.
“Due to visualizing production, the correct information is always instantly available where it is needed, from installer to sales representative. LeanwareMES has, for example, helped eliminate losses due to lack of materials and improve reaction times and throughput”, says Toni Salovuori, Production Manager.
Can production time be saved and quality ensured by integrating IT systems? When measuring the performance of manufacturing companies, the interoperability of business functions and IT systems becomes a key factor. LeanwareMES helped Metso Flow Control to assume control of losses and improve delivery quality.
“The most significant financial benefit is a result of improved throughput times. When compared to before we had the MES and more efficient processes, we are now able to produce twice the volume using the same personnel. At the same time, training times have been reduced from months to days. Resource use is more flexible and people can also be hired to work on the production line without previous experience or training.”