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Chery Jaguar Land Rover Brings Global Expertise to the Factory Floor

Zero

Downtime in 3 years

100,000

Integration points

500

Machines

Introduction

Company

Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR)

Industry

Automotive

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Established in November 2012, Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. (CJLR) is a 50:50 independent joint venture formed between Chinese auto manufacturer Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. and UK auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.  With a factory in Changshu, China, CJLR produces 130,000 high-end luxury vehicles per year. 

Challenge

CJLR was looking to reduce time to market while improving production and efficiency, bringing additional value to their customers.  To do this, they wanted to run their manufacturing plant with zero losses or downtime and use the latest in Industrial IoT technology.

Solution

The company uses GE Digital’s Predix MES in their engine manufacturing facility in Changshu, connecting more than 100,000 integration points on a real time basis across 500 machines on the shop floor.

GE has a very mature product in the MES. And also, GE's leading innovation space in the IIoT space. So we felt that as our partner, [GE] give us the technology foundation to achieve our business goals.

Larry Shen - IT Senior Director, Chery Jaguar Land Rover

The Changshu power train plant is fully automated. Predix MES provides real-time production data from the manufacturing floor, helping managers, operators, and machines make the right decisions at the right time.  Assembly managers also use the data to benchmark the Changshu plant and an engine plant in the UK.

With MES I can see OEE, FTT and real time production monitor and control. Also, MES give me the consistent data I need to measure the entire production line.”

Lu Wang - PTO Assembly Manager, Chery Jaguar Land Rover

By integrating the Microsoft Holo-lens ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets with GE Digital’s Predix Manufacturing Execution Systems (Predix MES) suite, CJLR frees up employees' hands, reducing operational steps, and effectively improving production takt time.  

Result

Innovation is key to help Chery Jaguar Land Rover overcome the technology disruptors coming out of the automotive industry and drive values to the business. Using Predix MES and Holo-Lens mixed reality has helped them not only reduce time to market and reduce costs for launch, but also helped improve the efficiency and repeatability of training new employees.

This year is the third year that we had GE Digital MES in place for our engine facility and so far we had zero downtime.

Larry Shen - IT Senior Director, Chery Jaguar Land Rover

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