Nidec Uses OptimalPlus Data Analytics Platform to Boost Manufacturing Product Quality

NI, Nidec | September 02, 2020

NI today announced Nidec Small Precision Motor and Solutions Business Unit is using the OptimalPlus big data analytics platform to help accelerate new product introduction ramp-up and improve manufacturing efficiency. By leveraging OptimalPlus technology, now part of NI, Nidec hopes to improve product quality and drive higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

With increasing demand for product reliability due to the proliferation of smart consumer electronics and autonomous cars, ensuring quality and expediting time to market is presenting great challenges for manufacturers worldwide, especially as mechanical and electronic components and manufacturing processes become more complex. The challenge is exacerbated when devices are assembled with hundreds to thousands of subcomponents originating in disparate geographies, and that relevant data is dispersed across separate siloes. This combination makes it exceedingly difficult for manufacturers to understand where the source of product issues may be, address them, and accelerate NPI.

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In “Lean Manufacturing Part 1” we examined manufacturing wastes, lean principles and the benefits of lean manufacturing. While still maintaining our objective of keeping the concepts of lean manufacturing simple for our readers, part two takes us into the action stage of implementing lean practices. We will also observe how the rest of the story unfolds for GPC, our sample company from “Part 1.” Having successfully completed phase one of lean manufacturing, identifying wastes, GPC moved forward with the remaining phases, and are benefiting from their efforts.

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In “Lean Manufacturing Part 1” we examined manufacturing wastes, lean principles and the benefits of lean manufacturing. While still maintaining our objective of keeping the concepts of lean manufacturing simple for our readers, part two takes us into the action stage of implementing lean practices. We will also observe how the rest of the story unfolds for GPC, our sample company from “Part 1.” Having successfully completed phase one of lean manufacturing, identifying wastes, GPC moved forward with the remaining phases, and are benefiting from their efforts.

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