Pursuing digital transformation in quality within the automotive industry

By Valentina Lupo

In the automotive manufacturing, consistently high quality is the primary component of operational excellence.

As the evolution of the auto industry accelerates, a manufacturer’s ability to meet aggressive quality goals is increasingly at risk.

The modern manufacturing environment is under an escalating number of regulatory mandates and requirements. Traditional processes cannot adapt quickly to meet new demands and business requirements of the next generation of automotive products.

To prevent risks, OEMs and suppliers need break down barriers and adjust processes based on lessons learned.

Automakers and suppliers must find the keys to accelerating innovation

Automakers and suppliers today are being challenged by stricter sustainability and regulatory requirements, consumer demand for vehicle connectivity and personalization, and the need to innovate rapidly to incorporate alternative powertrains and autonomation.

Meeting the key industry challenges

Today, one of many urgent challenges facing the automotive industry is developing and producing increasingly complex designs in ever-shorter timescales. Digitalization can help maximize the efficiency of existing equipment and processes to guarantee profitability.

Complying with quality standards to enhance productivity

Manufacturers that maintain a traditional mindset with a siloed approach to quality will experience launch delays, rework costs, and higher warranties.

By incorporating a smart and integrated manufacturing quality solution, a digital transformation works to connect the typically disconnected quality processes within an organization. This ensures efficient and effective quality management from end to end with room for innovation.

Start a digital transformation with smart manufacturing solutions in automotive

Achieving digital transformation in quality management

Siemens Digital Industries Software smart manufacturing portfolio includes a closed loop quality solution. It enables OEMs and suppliers to break down barriers and adjust processes based on lessons learned to eliminate failures before they occur.

Quality processes and certifications, including APQP, FMEA and PPAP, are supported, enabling manufacturers to integrate quality management across all domains.

Closed-loop quality solutions

Siemens holistic quality management solution helps OEMs and suppliers minimize cost overruns, ramp up on schedule, meet international standards and guidelines, and edge out the competition.

Achieving the benefits of digital transformation for quality management

View our infographic to discover more about the challenges and opportunities for quality digital transformation with smart manufacturing solutions in automotive.

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