Avalign Case Study
Optimizing Overall Equipment Efficiency & Utilization
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CASE STUDY
Avalign Technologies
Enabling Operational Visibility

Avalign Technologies, a medical device manufacturer with facilities across the US, was experiencing difficulty tracking OEE and machine downtime, leading to issues on the shop floor that included poor machine performance, unclear standard operating procedures, and production bottlenecks.

MachineMetrics helped Avalign provide best-in-class medical equipment by giving them full control of machine and operational data, allowing them to build a strong, competitive advantage in the marketplace.

In this exclusive interview-style case study, OEE Director Matt Townsend discusses the impact of deploying MachineMetrics across four of Avalign's facilities. Learn how instant visibility into shop floor performance resulted in:

  • A 25-30% increase in OEE
  • A more effectively leveraged workforce
  • Millions of dollars of profit in increased capacity (without additional equipment)
  • Increased throughput via the reduction of bottlenecks.

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Automate Data Collection
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Increase Machine Utilization
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Identify Root Cause
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Lack of Data Leads to Poor Operational Insight
The Problem

Previous to MachineMetrics, Avalign engaged in manual data collection methods. Not only was this a time-consuming process, but it also led to unreliable and inaccurate data. This made it difficult to monitor Avalign’s most important metrics, such as machine utilization, as well as identify areas for improvement.

The Solution

MachineMetrics was rolled out across 132 machines immediately eliminating the need to manually collect data. The ability to visualize machine data and act upon it led to increased machine utilization and OEE optimization. With accurate data, Avalign’s team could analyze the root cause of downtimes and machine under-utilization. This resulted in the re-engineering of several processes that helped to eliminate waste.

“Using MachineMetrics has improved different spheres of our operations. This includes overall equipment effectiveness, increasing machine utilization, reducing downtime, optimizing our tooling process, and in general, providing the data needed to make decisions.”

 

Capturing Accurate Production Data in Real-Time
THE METRICS
Our impact on customers
40% INCREASE IN OEE
$4.5MM INCREASE IN CAPACITY UTILIZATION
14K HOURS SAVED
9.9% INCREASE IN THROUGHPUT
“We’ve saved 14,000 hours in the past year…that’s a big deal!”
Matt Townsend, OEE Director, Avalign Technologies
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