Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Volvo uses MES to Add to its Reliability

Did you know Volvo Group no longer includes cars, but is 66% trucks and other heavy vehicles (construction, buses, aerospace) and parts? The Volvo Production System - initiated in 2005 was "proudly stolen" concept from TPS. Created VPS Academy central team to build and promote the framework and maintain the momentum, including regular assessments. VPS is then implemented in MES to achieve real-time and global visibility. To drive instructions to employees and make devices do their job, you need high availability, fast MES. And it needs good infrastructure and maintenance. It's always evolving and paperless instructions are hard to get ergonomic - user acceptance and people are still a big issue.

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