The new plant will combine state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technologies for both mechanical processing and assembly, the two main production processes in engine manufacturing. Bain and Bosch Connected Industry helped the client to compile, structure and evaluate relevant digital technologies and to identify areas where such technologies can be applied. In addition to direct and indirect production processes the scope encompasses the IT infrastructure as a critical enabler as well as key back-office functions, including HR, facility management and security.
- Substantial efficiency gains of 15% to 20% through digitalization, for example, stemming from digital energy management.
- Higher output and increased flexibility with regard to product variants and next-generation products, thanks to workpiece-controlled manufacturing.
- Improved product quality thanks to faster error detection through new camera systems, advanced data analytics applications, and other digital capabilities.
- Enhanced ergonomics, supported by individualized workstations and worker-tailored assignments on the shop floor.