Tait Communications, a leading Lean Practitioner in New Zealand needed further output and productivity increase.
They turned their eye to the emerging technology and approaches under Industry 4.0. As one of New Zealand’s leading 4.0 experts, LMAC guided Tait towards the power of IoT and Big Data.
Tait Communications design and manufacture bespoke communications equipment. The nature of their products and build-to-order environment results in a very high product mix, low volume manufacturing system. Their SMT lines were at
We established there was an opportunity to use a
• Predictively plan job sequence whilst maintaining JIT delivery.
• Heijunka change-overs between SMT lines.
• Align machines with human activities.