Andon and digital visual management: the essential duo of industry 4.0
Andon is a word borrowed from Japanese originally meaning paper lantern.
Used in the manufacturing in a lean management approach, Andon system allows to report an anomaly in the production process by visual and audible alerts.
The application is intended to facilitate the creation of an incident, to be able to qualify it and then assign it to the right resource for its resolution.
For each Andon call, an incident processing organisation must be associated. There are different types of Andon:
Known as SQCPD (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People), VMP (Visual Management of Performance), SIM (Short Interval Management) or Gemba board, they drive performance management and empower team on the shopfloor. Incident and Action management is key create, escalate and monitor corrective actions throughout the full PDCA cycle for continuous improvement.
Current by General Electric is an American company that deploys, on behalf of General Electric, innovative solutions in the management of collective lights (office lights, motorways lights, etc).
Flow management to monitor the advance-delay and trigger alerts
Synchronization of logistics supply flows and kitting preparation
Geo-location of pieces or elements through dynamic mapping
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