Sustainability success: Joinery manufacturer implements AVEVA solution

AVEVA
Thursday, 15 October, 2020



Borg Manufacturing is a leading privately-owned Australian melamine and joinery manufacturer, which prides itself on embracing leading-edge innovation to drive its sustainable operations.

With over 2000 employees at 20 sites, Mike Kershaw and his team wanted to increase batch flexibility on products, while accelerating high-quality, consistent production and keeping their next-day-delivery commercial promise.

Watch the following video to find out how the solution he implemented with AVEVA enabled Borg to accelerate sustainable manufacturing.

Borg - Mike Kershaw Interview - Main Clip 1 - 2020-03-24

Goals

Deliver on their promise of next-day delivery with over 7500 made-to-order products and 1200 stock items daily

Flexibility in batch size, with no limits on order quantities for customer

Integrated automation and MES system from ERP to the operations

Consistent automation and sustainable operations standards across all sites

Challenges

Disparate processes across multiple manufacturing sites

Ease of integration into a range of hardware applications

Address current manual stock picking processes that were unsustainable

Manual reporting was hindering access to key data metrics

Results

Efficiency gains of 400% as a result of the integrated MES system

Wastage in warehouse production has reduced from 5% to 2%

Improved line efficiency, increasing from 4000 to 6000 items picked per shift

Sustainable model for standardisation across multiple sites

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/proslgn

Originally published here.

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