digitalising core manufacturing processes with 100% green energy
Smart Press Shop was determined to set a new milestone in automotive production by establishing a greenfield plant that showcases the art of the possible for automotive component manufacturing. The objectives for the new facility, located between Halle and Leipzig in Germany, were to enable fully paperless production and a completely automated process for configuring production line machinery to press automotive body parts – enabling the company to deliver small-batch orders cost-effectively. “Imagine a system automatically making order confirmations based on machine integration instead of manual confirmations,” said Böhm, Project Manager, Smart Press Shop GmbH & Co. KG. “This can help streamline production processes and enable a faster inspection and releasing process.”
To turn this vision into reality, Smart Press Shop needed a cloud-first development strategy for building core ERP and manufacturing execution systems (MES) to digitalise production from start to finish – and run entirely in the cloud using 100% green energy.