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Sitech: An AgilityMobile CMMS case study

AgilityMobile provides leading car parts’ manufacturer with a complete understanding of its workplace, assets and people through it’s mobile interface.

The seamless implementation of AgilityMobile has been well received and is now being used by 600 users in Sitech and has further identified specific areas for improvement within the business strategy.

With a transparent and unified process in their maintenance department, Sitech needed to be able to effectively oversee work planning, personnel management, worktime optimisation and warehouse management. AgilityMobile has given the car part’s manufacturer an effective mobile workflow system for managing all of this as well as creating accurate reports used to improve KPIs.

Sitech is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and comprises Sitech Sp. z o.o. in Poland and Sitech GmbH in Germany. It specialises in the manufacture of metal structures for car seats for selected models of cars for Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, and Seat. Over 1,200 employees work in three shifts on several production lines.

The need

Sitech needed a transparent and unified process in their maintenance department to effectively oversee:

  • Work planning
  • Personnel management
  • Worktime optimisation
  • Warehouse management

The solution

The implementation of AgilityMobile through CPU Zeto, one of SSG Insight’s partners, at Sitech now provides them with an effective system for managing both planned and reactive maintenance, a history of works, creation of work schedules, and generation of performance reports. Using these reports, it is possible to understand how improvements can be made to workflow across the organisation. Most importantly, AgilityMobile allows them to identify work efficiently to increase productivity and understand the relationships between the activities of the Maintenance and Manufacturing teams.

The implementation of AgilityMobile

AgilityMobile’s flexibility allowed Sitech’s requirements to be fully configured, including adapting individual user functionality. An improved workflow was established for the Maintenance team within the Manufacturing Plant with relevant documents included as attachments in AgilityMobile. In addition, a user access authorisation system was created on the basis of the existing security requirements.

The initial implementation of AgilityMobile included:

  • Service and Materials Management.
  • Human Resource Management, including creation of timesheets, performance records, identification of employees, work history, and a connection to contractors.
  • Health and Safety Management, including certificates, authorisations, and training.
  • Creation of an Asset Structure and coding system, including equipment, equipment parts, warehouse goods, and maintenance employees, allowing them to be individually identified and connected together as required.
  • Identification of an equipment structure and equipment parts with equipment technical information sheets.
  • A Job Order system: perform/suspend/reject status available on the Cipherlab and Motorola mobile devices with laser barcode readers.
    Warehouse inventory, including spare parts and equipment store.

Since the initial implementation of AgilityMobile, further work has been done with Sitech, including:

  • Creation of complete records of factory equipment, including location and replacements.
    Reactive maintenance records for specific pieces of equipment.
  • Full schedules of work.
  • Records of historical breakdown work carried out on equipment.
  • Records of employee time spent on repairs, maintenance and inspections, with additional options of reporting time of starting work, exceeding planned times, and not carrying out work.
  • Records and analysis of spare parts and materials used on repairs.
  • Ensuring notifications concerning faults and breakdowns can be made directly from the factory floor using mobile devices, including equipment meter readings.
  • Implementation of maintenance warehouse management and stock control.
  • Analysis and reporting of the workload of specialists who have the ability to self-allocate their own work.
  • Integration with ERP/SAP system in specifically designated areas.

Benefits of using AgilityMobile

By using existing data and information, the implementation of AgilityMobile was relatively seamless and well received. AgilityMobile is now being used by 600 users in Sitech and allows them to understand their maintenance management processes and identify areas for improvement. Sitech uses AgilityMobile to report on KPIs, including MTBF, MTTA, MTTR and Pareto Analysis, and share this information throughout the organisation. AgilityMobile also provides a detailed analysis of workload, employees, faults, and breakdowns so that Sitech have a complete understanding of their workplace, assets, and people.

Outcomes

Seamless implementation

Accurate reporting

Clear visibility

Improved efficiency

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