Plataine Extends Its Digital Thread Technology to Help Composites Manufacturers Overcome Supply Chain Challenges
Cloud & AI technologies allow a traceable, Secure Digital Thread to stretch from raw material to end-product; improving supply chain visibility, quality control, while enabling constant audit readiness and significant cost savings
Plataine, a leading provider of AI-based manufacturing optimization solutions, has extended its cloud-based automated Digital Thread technology, to help manufacturers working with composite materials, mitigate current global supply chain challenges and improve on time delivery. The Digital Thread delivers a holistic view of an asset or material across its entire lifecycle, and Plataine's newest capabilities use cloud-based technology that enables manufacturers to log the complete genealogy of a product, stretching across multiple sites and organizations. This creates a holistic view - from raw material to finished part - available to anyone who has been provided with the credentials to access the information.
Current supply chain challenges such as soaring raw material and transportation costs, and acute shortages of labor and components present unprecedented challenges to any manufacturer. Raw material manufacturers can now make a ‘Digital ID' available for each material they produce, allowing all relevant stakeholders in the supply chain to access any approved information, including material properties, material history, shelf life, defects and fault details. Part or assembly manufacturers can now automate and accelerate recall scenarios, reducing scrap and improving first-time quality. Full traceability also means that production floors in highly regulated industries, such as Aerospace, are always audit-ready.
In an era of labor shortages, process automation frees up staff for other, value-added, tasks. Plataine's technology delivers automation wherever possible, from material receiving, through movement and consumption. One particular benefit is automated tracking of time sensitive raw material, ensuring exposure time limits are not exceeded. All this removes potential for human error, leading to reduced material waste, better inventory planning, reduced re-work and scrap.
Avner Ben-Bassat, President & CEO at Plataine, says: "Our expanded Digital Thread technology allows manufacturing organizations to securely share material and product data, and enables managers to know what is happening at all points along the supply chain and production lines. We are excited to help manufacturers better cope with the recent supply chain challenges, reduce costs and improve quality control, while freeing overworked staff from mundane tasks."
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Plataine is the leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions for advanced manufacturing. Plataine's solutions provide intelligent, connected Digital Assistants for production floor management and staff, empowering manufacturers to make optimized decisions in real-time, every time. Plataine's patent-protected technologies are used by leading manufacturers worldwide, including Airbus, GE, IAI, Triumph, MRAS, Alestis, TPI, Kineco-Kaman, IFS, Light & Strong and Ethan Allen. Plataine partners with SAP, Siemens PLM the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, and CTC GmbH (an Airbus Company), and is also a part of the UK National Composites Centre (NCC) membership network, to advance the ‘Factory of the Future' worldwide. For this work, Plataine has received Frost & Sullivan's 2021 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award for its AI-Based Digital Assistants for Manufacturing and Innovation Awards from the JEC, Plataine Receives SME 2021 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award and CompositesUK organizations. Plataine is ISO 27001 certified for compliance with information security management requirements. For more information, visit: http://www.plataine.com.