10/3/2012

New function gives environmental benefits



by Volvo IT Newsdesk, Åse Hallencreutz

Powertrain Production in Skövde installed a digitized system designed by Volvo IT to support operators when picking motor parts. The system makes the job less complicated and prevents errors.

The system is a sub function of the MACS global material handling system and is based on the Pick-by-light method. When the operator screens the id-number for the engine, a combination of light bulbs and displays beside the crates shows what and how many items to pick.

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The new system has proven to improve quality significantly. As a bonus, this also has a positive environmental effect since less material is wasted and transportation between factories is reduced. 

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Helena Zackrisson
Vice President Customer Relations & Sales
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e-mail: Helena.Zackrisson@volvo.com

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