Industrial Software Platform
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte Gmbh

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte Gmbh

“Plant Floor Intelligence” Project Based on Wonderware MES helps the biggest household appliance manufacturer in Europe. To date, the solution at BSH has already been implemented in 12 sites, involving over 160 plants and about 100 operators.

  • Andreas Busse, BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, IT Product Lifecycle Project Manager

    The elimination of manual operations for the measurement of OEE parameters has resulted into significant cycle time reduction. Based on the results achieved with this solution, we are considering its extension to other countries outside Europe.

  • Goals

    • Create an automatic equipment and operations data collection system that present equipment and operating data in charts, reports and dashboards
    • Create a system that monitors downtime and scrap analysis and calculates Overall Equipment Effectiveness, measures variance and performance measurement (shift performance, cycle time, tooling, lost productivity data)
    • Visualization of current parameters, tooling process and tooling optimization
    • Enable automatic reporting and alarms via e-mail
  • Challenges

    • The system has to be open, use a scalable platform on a unified enterprise-wide, multilanguage and web based system
    • The solution has to run on a virtual and central server environment while being fully integrated to BSH’s existing IT environment
  • Results

    • Elimination of manual annotations for OEE parameter collection, with significant time saving for plant staff
    • Accurate and comprehensive records of plant status and events
    • Extensive system implementation on a global scale
    • Faster and easier access to parameters via BSH Intranet
    • Identification of improvement actions
    • Definition of key areas (tools, plants and processes)
    • Valuable tool for purchase decisions (e.g. identification of scrapped purchased parts percentage or equipment downtime due to defective parts