Justification for Augury investment
As we look to justify the investment in the Augury platform we gravitate towards the impact of significant reduction in equipment failures. We can always look at our data and assume some percentage improvement in line output. This translates to cost reductions in maintenace labor, parts usage, etc. Of course in today's capacity constrained environment, the additional freed-up capacity is worth much.
Some additional benefits to consider are the reduction in waste and improved adherence to quality specifications. The safety of our employees is also a major benefactor; human/machine physical interactions always carry some level of risk of bodily injury. It makes sense that a more stable and predictable line will require less of these interactions and will produce more saleable, in spec goods.
Lastly but certainy not least is the impact on shop floor morale. Nobody likes to operate and or maintain a poor running line. And again let's think about personal risk for our employees. As the line or process beghins to improve, our shop floor can dedicate more time to truly understanding their process and improving instead of always attending to break downs.