The solution has helped Arctic to automate as much as 80% of its supply chain processes. The data flows to and from company and plant systems mean that important production information and equipment are always on tap for employees. They no longer need to spend valuable time manually checking information or materials. Management can also view real-time production data to make efficient decisions.
Since coming into existence, the plant has helped Arctic lower non-quality expenses, increase capacity utilization and automate low-value tasks, reducing operational costs by 11%. As a result, workers are able to focus on more valuable tasks that help improve productivity, product quality and profitability.
The plant was designated as part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Lighthouse Network, making it one of the most innovative modern plants in the world. Lighthouse Network factories are chosen for their leadership in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to drive financial and operational impact. Arctic can now scale the innovative solution to additional plants.
By transforming its core production and manufacturing capabilities, Arctic is achieving new levels of efficiency with a semi-automated supply chain and digital manufacturing capabilities. Arctic can easily integrate even more cutting-edge insights and technologies as the company expands and evolves its business. These innovations are helping Arctic deliver better quality products to consumers, faster.
“The investment and effort have really paid off. The factory is considered so advanced, it was recognized by the WEF as one of only 44 Lighthouse Factories in the world. We’re proud to be an example to our industry peers on creating a safer, more efficient workplace.” said Turgay Öztürk, CIO at Arctic, who collaborated with Accenture to blueprint and build a digitized washing machine plant.