Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility

Nobilia manufactures customized fitted kitchens with a lot size of 1. They require maximum transparency of tracking design data and individual processing steps so that they can locate a particular piece of kitchen furniture in the sequence of processes.

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  • VENDOR
  • CUSTOMER
  • Nobilia manufactures 580,000 kitchens per year in two manufacturing plants located in East Westphalia, Germany.
  • SOLUTION
  • With Beckhoff and Oracle in cooperation, a link between ERP and design software was created. Meanwhile, TwinCAT enabled Nobilia to continuously tap efficiency potential through the integration of stand-alone solutions. High-level language applications are used in production plants to communicate with the database and supply the respective plant controllers with adapted information.

    Solution Assessment
    - Type: IoT
    - Maturity: Medium (technology has been on the market for <5 years)

    Hardware Components
    - Beckhoff Control Panel
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Real-time production data, including design information, parts logistics, production status
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    Production Capacity - Maximum production flexibility is enabled through the use of PC-based control technology.
    Impact #2
    Mass Customization - A lot size of 1 production is enabled by transparent data flow and system integration.
    Impact #3
    End-to-end Service Delivery - Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    Initial test applications indicate annual energy savings of around 20%.
    Benefit #2
    Productivity improvements of 10% are expected.
    Benefit #3
    Initial tests indicate a reduction in maintenance expenditures of around 50%.
  • SOFTWARE
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Furniture & Home
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Information Technology
    Production & Manufacturing Engineering
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Data Acquisition & Management
    Mass Customization
    Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Other frequency
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