Realize LIVE: Integrated robotics and assembly planning at BSH for higher process efficiency

Join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2:10 PM – 2:30 PM EDT / 11:10 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

BSH is one of the leading home appliance manufacturers worldwide. Being number three globally and number one in Europe, BSH operates 44 factories around the globe. The PLM strategy of BSH includes an integrated Digital Factory approach, based on the Teamcenter Manufacturing backbone, as well as value added applications like Tecnomatix Process Simulate on Teamcenter for robotics automation planning, and Active Workspace based Easy Plan for assembly planning, ergonomics evaluation and line balancing for assembly lines.

These applications run entirely on top of Teamcenter Manufacturing thus allowing all Manufacturing Engineers in BSH to reuse Engineering data such as factory layouts, bill of material and bill of processes, to efficiently plan their production. This presentation will highlight the strategy for the integrated Digital Factory at BSH, which incorporates all relevant Manufacturing Engineering disciplines. BSH Digital Factory goal is to raise overall engineering efficiency and productivity as well as to deliver detailed plan of production facilities and processes, as early as possible to reach start of production with highly mature and well proven production processes.

Speaker: Frank Helmke, Head of GIT-PLF, BSH Home Appliances Group

Frank Helmke is in his current position at BSH Home Appliances responsible from IT side for all Manufacturing Engineering tools at BSH globally. He started as Industrial Engineer in BSH in the Factory of Traunreut in southern Germany and was also working as Lean Manufacturing Consultant until he made his move towards IT and Digital Factory. He studied Business Administration and Industrial Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales.

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