Handling Layered Process Audits during the pandemic
Manufacturing operations at Kiekert Mexico, a leading Tier 1 Automotive Parts Suppliers, were impacted by the current pandemic due to headcount restrictions at their facilities. Ongoing shift level audits could not be carried out in a timely manner impacting throughput. They turned to Vieaura as they knew we could overcome this using one of our innovative products.
App: Remote Assist using AR
Device: Glass Enterprise Edition 2
Automotive/ Discrete Manufacturing
Layered Process Audit
Need for Innovation
Automotive OEMs mandate Layered Process Audits (LPAs) from their suppliers to ensure their operators are following SOPs every shift to minimize variation, defects and costs. Given the high frequency, these audits run into several hundreds each year.
Targeted outcomes are severely impacted due to the current pandemic.
The Business Impact
Vieaura’s Remote Assist enabled the Auto Parts Supplier to effectively re-engage with their operators on the shop floor. This cut downtime to zero. It allows for real-time engagement and collaboration with various stakeholders within and external to the company. As a result, ongoing process improvements resulted in further standardization and proactive problem resolution.
The supplier further leveraged this capability to execute a “Line Readiness Review” remotely with their customer to showcase the new set up prior to starting production of the new product.