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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  • VENDOR
  • 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.

  • 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
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1

    Status Alert - Issues are indicated to line operators immediately through Cisco Unified Wireless Network which allowed faster decision making.

    Impact #2

    Employee Efficiency - Employee efficiency increased through Cisco Unified Wireless Network by provided better labor ergonomics and reduced labor training.

  • 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%.

  • INDUSTRIES
  • Consumer Goods
    Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Production - Manufacturing
    Quality Assurance
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    Quality Assurance & Control
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • IPv6
    Wi-Fi
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