Thanks to the UDC, Dürr can take an agile approach to production, enabling it to respond flexibly to customer requirements. Greater efficiency has led to faster production times. The bill of materials provision process is much shorter. In addition, parts that have to be assembled on the customer’s premises are sent directly to the shipping zone, freeing up space in the production area. The improvements to processes mean HR capacity can be used optimally and costs can be saved. Above all, production staff no longer have to waste time searching for the right parts.
Thanks to the UDC, we can take an agile approach to production, enabling us to respond flexibly to customer requirements. Production staff no longer have to waste time searching for the right parts and the quality of production is improving – with less need for temporary storage in the assembly hall.
Micha Veigel, Senior Manager Production Planning, Dürr Systems AG
Time is money – and Dürr’s customers know it. They have an interest in completing the configure-to-order process with engineering-to-order parts as quickly as possible. The goal is to have the finished equipment ready fast. To achieve this, Dürr uses standard products from its range. But Dürr allows its customers to adapt the individual products and to integrate them individually. To do so, it uses suitable connection solutions between the individual components, which are adapted to each customer’s needs because no two painting lines are the same.
Dürr redesigned the IT map of its production processes to resolve the challenges. Production is now mapped in the form of networks in SAP, with the assembly sites mapped as network activities to which the relevant components are assigned. This ensures the relevant parts (and only the relevant parts!) are delivered to the assembly site in question – when they are actually needed. To automate the mapping and assignment, Dürr decided to use the Universal Data Converter (UDC) from T-Systems, an SAP partner solution. The SAP-certified UDC can be integrated into SAP systems that control internal logistics and production.