In this first example, this factory was running an order on their SMT assembly line, CGS LINE 1. Everything was running as it should, but then the production manager noticed a spike in placement errors while looking at this real time dashboard.
Since it was flagged right away, the production manager looked further and noticed an increase in component mispick and component not placed metrics on the placement machine, PP-1
. Since he knew exactly what the problem was, and where it was happening, the production manager was then able to send an operator to the right machine immediately in order to check for a clogged nozzle or a misaligned feeder. The problem was quickly solved, and they were able to resume production without losing time or wasting any additional materials.