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Leading Tools Manufacturer Transforms Operations with IoT

Stanley Black & Decker required transparency of real-time overall equipment effectiveness and line productivity to reduce production line change over time.

The goal was to to improve production to schedule, reduce actual labor costs and understanding the effects of shift changes and resource shifts from line to line.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Cisco
    Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world, building the Internet. Over the last 30 plus years, they have been the world’s leader in connecting people, things and technologies - to each other and to the Internet - realizing their vision of changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. Today, Cisco have over 70,000 employees in over 400 offices worldwide who design, produce, sell, and deliver integrated products, services, and solutions. Over time, they have expanded to new markets that are a natural extension of their core networking business, as the network has become the platform for automating, orchestrating, integrating, and delivering an ever-increasing array of information technology (IT)–based products and services. Revenue: $49.2 billion (2015) NASDAQ: CSCO Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Jasper - OpenDNS - CloudLock
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Networks & Connectivity - RFID
    Networks & Connectivity - Wireless Local Area Network
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • USE CASES
  • Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a leading global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, electronic security and monitoring systems, with 52,000 employees worldwide.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Stanley Black & Decker’s fully connected production lines deployed Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), powered by Cisco’s robust wireless network and AeroScout Industrial’s leading enterprise visibility solutions.

    The RTLS includes small and easily deployed WiFi RFID tags that attach to virtually any material and provide real-time location and status to assembly workers, shift supervisors, and plant managers.

    Hardware Components - Cisco Wi-Fi infrastructure and plantwide Ethernet

    Software Components - AeroScout Real-Time Location System (RTLS)

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Status Tracking, Control System Alert, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Product Lifecycle, Production Efficiency
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Issues are indicated to line operators immediately through Cisco Unified Wireless Network which allowed faster decision making.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
    Employee efficiency increased through Cisco Unified Wireless Network by provided better labor ergonomics and reduced labor training.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Cisco Unified Wireless Network provided 24% increase of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) on the router production line.

    Benefit #2

    First-time pass defects per million opportunities (DPMO) reduced by 16%.

    Benefit #3

    New system has increased throughput by around 10% and reduced inventory or material holding costs by 10%.

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