WITH TRANSPARENCY TO THE ZERO-DEFECT PRINCIPLE
SIEMENS sets a new industrie 4.0 standard with its Amberg electronics plant. Hardly any other plant relies so consistently on comprehensive networking and automation of its production processes as the manufacturer of programmable logic controllers. They form the basis for a unique quality management system with an ambitious goal: zero-defect production.
If something does not go according to plan at the Amberg site, the production managers on site
usually notice it long before the consequences in the form of standstills or defective products actually become visible. This is because all product, process and quality data for up to sixteen million Simatic products manufactured annually at the site are available at all times in real time via a central quality management system. This not only enables shop-floor employees to react more quickly to deviations in the process. This also facilitates the continuous improvement of processes in the plant and of suppliers.