Assembly Optimization

Assembly Optimization

Today’s manufacturing world is changing rapidly. Increase of variety of products, economic protectionism and exchange rate fluctuation all have a disruptive effect on our production. With methods like LEAN, LCIA, and IOT, I4.0, it is possible to make products against competitive cost and high quality. Etteplan’s FAST technology brings you a real competitive edge!


Key benefits
We never lose sight of the business case
Average of 27% improvement in production performance
More flexible production
Higher operator motivation

Workflow design

Very often the output and quality of an assembly process depends on the chosen workflow for the manufacturing process. By making an analysis of the as-is process, Etteplan can distinguish the added value actions from the non-added value actions. By removing non-added value labor from the workflow, we can improve productivity by 27% on average and improve assembly quality at the same time.

Workflow design

Data visualization

With the increasing intelligence of production equipment, a greater amount of data can be derived from the equipment. To make sense of the vast amount of data, the use of data visualization software is key. With good graphical representation of data, you can clearly see the status of the process in the blink of an eye and detect anomalies easily.

Factory roadmap

In the Industry 4.0 Era, it is not easy to understand the impact and usability of technologies for your production. Our specialists have a track record in industry and have practiced making technology roadmaps in their field of expertise. Etteplan’ s specialists can make a technology roadmap for you tuned to your production, so that it becomes easy to make strategic technology development decisions.

Predictive maintenance

Predictive Maintenance is a buzzword that you hear often in Industry 4.0 reports. But what does it really mean? Where to start? How to make it simple? We believe that Predictive Maintenance technology can be applied in assembly processes to clearly see trends and to create triggers to keep things on track.

Internal logistics flow

During a factory assessment, Etteplan’s specialists will identify the processes that do not add value. Material movement usually is a big contributor. We will first have a look at the material flows in your factory, to look for savings by moving processes in a more logical way. The movements that remain can be automated using automated intelligent vehicles (AIV) to enable your workers to do more value-added work.

Lean Assembly Process Design

Etteplan’s engineers are hardened in real life factory Operations. They use proven technology based on the Toyota Production System. Etteplan applies FAST process design for discrete products to achieve maximum productivity, quality and flexibility. The usual result: productivity up >30%, quality less than 300 ppm.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a name given to the trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Its purpose is to enable mass customization of products under the conditions of highly flexible (mass-) production and to improve the production performance. Implementation of Industry 4.0 in your production environment can be a huge step. Robots, highly automated systems, and Internet of Things are what is really needed. At Etteplan, we believe that a stepped approach is the best way towards implementation of Industry 4.0. These simple steps can make your production environment more efficient through measurements and data collection which provide insight into your production performance.

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