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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.

  • 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
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Quality Assurance
  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Asset Status Tracking, Control System Alert, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Product Lifecycle, Production Efficiency
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • 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
  • 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%.

  • Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
    Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) provide knowledge by delivering precise visibility of critical assets, supply chain, manufacturing, and human, in real-time. For transportation and logistics enterprises, this knowledge means having end-to-end visibility and traceability of all containers, pallets, and packages. For manufacturers, it enables intelligent management and flow of all critical assets, whether in the facility or at a sprawling storage yard. Under security and safety operations, it means controlling employee access and ensuring they do not linger in hazardous areas beyond safety requirements.RTLS or indoor positioning systems (IPS) can be simply described as GPS on steroids but used indoors for the purpose of tracking, locating and monitoring the activity of people and things. It is used in healthcare, manufacturing, smart warehouses, hospitality, education, and other industries for the purpose of maximizing workflow efficiency, safety, wayfinding, and inventory and asset control and has been proven to deliver significant return on investment (ROI).
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