Digitized QM with Testify enables more efficient processes for cross-site production
Digitization success story of Plasser & Theurer Linz:
When production is spread across different locations, coordinated processes and collaboration in quality management are crucial. Plasser & Theurer Linz digitized these processes, saving time of up to one worker per vehicle. A digital, production-accompanying quality control for the customer is also possible.
Initial situation at Plasser & Theurer Linz
At the main plant in Linz, the machines and test procedures have to be specially adapted for individualized customer orders. Plasser & Theurer attaches great importance to close coordination with the customer. In order to further develop the processes and make them even more efficient, the main plant decided to use Testify as a digital tool after a test phase to master the current challenges.
The challenges at the beginning:
standardization Challenge: uniform documentation and fast tuning required.
The quality inspection took place before Testify in a complex process with paper, pen and photo documentary. Differences in the level of detail of documentation and paper-based records slow down processes and collaboration, especially when different production sites are involved.
Property Check Challenge: Control requested by the customer.
For a special customer order, a production-accompanying test is requested by the customer. This requires quick updates and clear descriptions of the current state of production and the involvement of the customer in the quality acceptance process.
About Plasser & Theurer
Plasser & Theurer is the world market leader in the production of track construction machinery and related maintenance vehicles. The company is a one-stop supplier and unique in the industry, focusing on the development, production and servicing of specialty vehicles and custom-made products. Plasser & Theurer relies on constant improvement through innovation while retaining tried and tested, thus revolutionizing the offers within the industry. Currently it holds up to 2.000 patents created by this dynamic corporate philosophy.
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