Audi wins Digital Economy Award

Posted on 08. Jul, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Audi follows a adage of origination production processes efficient, flexible, rarely programmed and fit for a future. Audi’s production processes are already entirely connected today. In sequence to emanate even some-more synergies and to sojourn competitive, a premium manufacturer is ceaselessly pulling brazen with digitization and connectivity in a plants. In a future, for example, Audi will request a cloud‑based Internet of Things (IoT) platform grown by a startup company nextLAP in Munich. All IoT objects that are applicable for a production process will be connected with a height – either robots, cordless screwdrivers or tablets. 

“In this way, we will strech a subsequent theatre of digitization, since all a information from prolongation and logistics will be stored on a platform. This will concede us to exercise formidable prolongation and logistics processes significantly faster, some-more flexibly and cost-effectively, and to optimize them holistically with intelligent algorithms,” settled Antoin Abou‑Haydar, Head of Vehicle Assembly Audi A4/A5/Q5, who supposed a esteem on interest of AUDI AG.

One example is a so‑called Smart Shelf, an intelligent pick‑by‑light shelf. This is where logistics employees make components such as steering wheels, gear‑lever knobs and seat belts prepared for assembly. The Smart Shelf is versed with mini PCs and accurately controls a compulsory tools from logistics to assembly. For example, if a member is to be propitious during a opposite public speed in a future, a assembly line has to be recalibrated. Until now, that has caused vital technical and organizational efforts. Thanks to a Smart Shelf and a cloud‑based platform, assembly workers will be means to lift out this change in a complement themselves regulating a tablet, but good effort. All employees, machines and logistics processes concerned in this procession are immediately sensitive and prolongation continues but any interruption.

The Digital Economy Award has been given this year for a first time by Initiative Deutschland Digital, an inter‑industry network for a digital mutation of a German economy. The esteem is awarded to companies and organizations that boost their potency and value origination by requesting digital technologies and new business models. The members of a jury from a fields of business, scholarship and politics weigh a digital projects in a categories Customer Experience, Product and Service Innovation, Company 4.0 and Digitized Business Model. 

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