Experience the future of automotive manufacturing. Explore this demo to see how industrial software applications help improve efficiency, increase quality, and reduce costs.
Industrial Internet at Work is a new video series from GE Digital that takes an in-depth look at how automotive companies can accelerate their digital transformation and remain competitive through the disruptive changes that are shaping the industry.
The automotive industry is being challenged with a number of disruptions which are reshaping the way auto manufacturers think about vehicle production. Learn how you can address these challenges. Hear from GE Digital customer, Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR), on how they are using GE Digital's Manufacturing Execution Systems combined with augmented reality, to transform the factory floor and improve production and efficiency.
With uncertain growth expected across the automotive industry, manufacturers need to focus on efficiency and automation. By breaking down information and data silos, automotive manufacturers can tap into previously unused or underutilized data, speed operations, and produce vehicles and parts faster and with greater precision.
Optimize production and quality
With a lack of real-time information—from the plant floor to C-suite—it can be difficult to see critical information in time to accommodate market shifts or customer demands. By implementing effective digital industrial applications, personnel can gain deep visibility in complex work processes—enabling more data-driven insights, tighter control of production quality, staffing, and predictive maintenance scheduling.
Reduce unplanned downtime
Tracking the performance and health of equipment optimizes maintenance, in turn, making these assets more reliable and available for use. By keeping equipment and production lines up and running, auto manufacturers will see better end production and reliability.
The automotive industry has arrived at a major inflection point, signaling a period of intense change and the evolution of the entire industry. What has been traditionally thought of as “automotive” will come to be known as the “mobility industry”—the next generation of products and services enabling the transportation of people and goods. Learn more about disruptors in the automotive industry and how they will affect manufacturers and OEMs.
Digitizing factories could drive $160 billion each year in global productivity by 2023. Despite the potential, only 4% of auto manufacturers have reached digital excellence.
The automotive industry is entering a period of intense change. The next generation of products and services, combined with new manufacturing technologies and business models such as ride-sharing and shared ownership, is transforming the way people think about transportation. Any one of those trends is disruptive enough to warrant adjustments to your business.
I would totally recommend the software other companies. This software has really made its accountable as far as the maintenance department of our equipment is working this way. It shows the data we need. The software helps us by tracking the vehicle. They’re able to type in the vehicle number and know exactly where that is in the plant.
Having reliable software systems to control our output is very important. We made our first implementation of this technology in China. Then we brought the technology to Sweden, used the learnings from implementing MES in our China plant and challenged ourselves to improve how we work, prioritize and bring the solutions to production. This has really been successful and the team from GE Digital have been with us at every step of this journey – we took one step together, saw the results, then took another step. It is an interesting journey – and it is far from finished!
We deepened our relationship with one of Europe’s largest automotive OEMs, Volvo, where we provide manufacturing execution systems at their flagship engine plant in Sweden.
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