ICCO EMT is a high-mix, low-volume electronics manufacturer that faces the challenge of new product introduction on a daily basis. Coupled with increasing product complexity and a growing bill-of-materials, high-mix, low-volume production increases the possibility of errors and material waste.
Seeking better control of both the NPI process and production, ICCO EMT chose to use Siemens digital manufacturing solutions. The manufacturer uses Valor™ Process Preparation software in every project to build the programs and also for stencil design. ICCO EMT’s high project mix requires them to plan multiple projects simultaneously, and Valor Process Preparation allows them to plan two to three products at the same time.
In addition, ICCO EMT uses Opcenter™ Execution Electronics IoT software to acquire valuable manufacturing data that is used to analyze and improve production processes. Opcenter Execution Electronics IoT easily connects to the devices on the line and generates a real-time comprehensive digital twin of shop floor performance. This data is then transmitted to Opcenter Intelligence Electronics, which has powerful analytics and reporting capabilities that enable ICCO EMT to perform numerous compliance and troubleshooting functions, including board-specific data compilation and reporting, traceability data storage and reports, and remediation of quality issues of all types.
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Using these solutions, ICCO EMT has succeeded in accelerating shop floor process by 20%, cutting errors nearly in half, and reduced process engineering time by 10 hours per week. Want to learn how? Read the full case study for more insights on ICCO EMT’s use of Siemens software, improved results and their keys to success.