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Automotive Offline Virtual Station Operations Centre Smart Device Process Improvement Business Challenges Managing high‐value work‐in‐ progress inventory (WIP) is a complex and costly production activity. Offline is the post‐ Assembly phase of production where WIP units leave the relative captivity and sequencing of the Assembly Line and move freely around site as they are prepared for customer orders. The process of moving WIP through the major verification, test and repair stages is only loosely constrained and non‐ sequential. This makes maintaining visibility of where WIP is, measuring how long it has been there, optimising flow and maximising resource productivity a significant challenge. Both production teams trying to get WIP finished and out the door and management teams trying to reduce cost and increase customer satisfaction benefit from increased visibility and accurate production metrics. MAXIMISE OFFLINE EFFICIENCY   Measure, Analyse, Improve  The major cost factors for any Offline test  and verification function are the lack of  visibility, measurability and traceability of  vehicles as they move through the quality  control, adjustment and rework stages of the  process. This has significant knock‐on effects  for WIP management, resource balancing,  space utilisation,  product distribution and  order‐to‐cash cycle.  Conventionally, the location of a vehicle  progressing through verification, test and  repair stages is only recorded by manual scanning prior to a task commencing. This  very sparse location data, coupled with no single system to manage location  information for the enterprise, means that  considerable human effort is spent finding vehicles  and recording current location.  Furthermore, because all the human‐gathered  information is not recorded, there is no continuous  historic measure of any complex processes, which  leads to educated guesses about the steps  required to make improvements, rather than data‐ driven decisions.  Business Benefits Lower WIP levels and costs Smart Factory Offline brings an unprecedented level of visibility and control to the  Offline process, allowing production and management teams to:  Lower operating costs Better order‐to‐cash Improved throughput Waste reduction Better resource utilisation Better quality assurance Better space utilisation including cycle times, dwell times, occupancies and lead times  Set process goals and metrics against which exception  information is distributed to the user community   Ensure Process Steps are monitored, measured and alerts raised  when deviations from plan occur  Integrate location‐driven WIP status back into existing production  systems to improve operational decision making and audit trail  fidelity 

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Smart Factory Automotive Offline Application Features Identify vehicle in station Signal to external system/device TCP/IP Track location of tagged devices Automatic device to product verification | Trigger external devices on spatial events Search by Vehicle property Vehicle Movement History Vehicle Location Certainty Optimal Placement Filtering Standard Representation Library Show Process Areas (Active/Inactive) Search Product by Process Function Search Product by Named Area Dwell Time Monitoring Vehicle Time in Offline Monitoring Area Over-occupancy Monitoring Prohibited Zone Monitoring Active/Inactive...

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