How a global leader in transportation industry managed to save 40 working hours per vehicle.
Digitalisation Success Story of Bombardier:
digitised quality processes and traceable testing documentation leads to real time savings
How it worked at Bombardiers‘
In 2016, Bombardier Vienna started a 6 month test program with Testify, with the aim to improve the process of the final inspections of trams. Since that testify is a fixed part of the quality control system.
The initial challenges at start:
Software Challenge: Vehicle Security is top priority.
Complexity of the product, high quality standards and the low batch size production (which is common for the light rail sector), is challenging the quality control system. The quality software needs to be simple to use, support the employees in their processes and help to not forget any quality checks.
Documentation Challenge: quick reactions in case of error is key.
Yet, the occurrence of issues triggered a cumbersome process of documenting defects, attaching images and assigning new tasks. Data integration of 3rd party systems was time consuming and did not happen software automated. This raised another source of error.
Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, continuously striving to set new standards in the sustainable production of train and plane vehicles. Their product range covers the full spectrum of rail bound vehicles, vehicle components as well as signaling and control technology. Bombardier combines technological expertise with empathy and innovations and thus creating benefits to operators, passengers and the environment.
While Bombardier’s HQ is based in Berlin, one of their worldwide engineering sites is based in Vienna, Austria. Here, more than 600 employees are focusing on design and manufacturing of trams and light rail vehicles for the world market.
Find out more: www.bombardier.at