Supply chains breakdowns are being one of the handicaps for recovery. This CV-19 crisis is showing us how dangerous excesive dependence could become.
These are, in general, low tech added value – low cost products (LTAVC), but that are an essential part in our manufacturing industry: from sanitary commodities and equipment to electronics, aerospace and car parts.
All of them were brought there by means of new facilities or subcontracting, the first by the lure of a blooming local demand. Apart from geostrategical considerations, an unbalanced LTAVC may lead to excesive dependence, and more worrying, the lost of ability to produce with high efficiency and agility when today’s manufacturing technology gives the opportunity to do so.
Anyway, we have to be ready for coping with the next disturbing event, sure they will become frequent in angry world: periods of superficial non-rigurous doings create the anger for deep changes, and deeping means transitory unpredictability.
So’s likely à world-wide or world-area crisis will stall in the next future.
And so we have an opportunity and an emergency to re-industrialize developed countrys, like Spain is one, with those LTAVC products that once we mispriced. But we have to do that over solid-competence shield plants: Cyber-factorys.
One operative sheet-metal parts Cyber-F is the Sisteplant engineered AIC-ASF in Amorebieta (Basque Country – Spain). It performs the features of such manufacturing sites must have:
- Powerful Design for Manufacturing skills.
- Near full flexible Automation with “zero” set-up time.
- Very reliable machines with high throughput.
- Predictive A.I. (artificial intelligence) software to operate the plant from quality, maintenance, scheduling and flows integrated sides.
- Near Unmanned operation, but computer-aided virtual manned engineering and control.
- Round the year round the clock operation.
All of them aiming to get extreme high quality and reliability, and low-competitive cost.
The CAPEX (ROI) is justified this way:
- Direct costs differences made very small, and possibly cheaper than before.
- Supply chain costs reduced to almost zero.
- Scheduling and supply overhead costs reduced to almost zero.
- Inventory carrying costs reduced also to zero.
If interested in more, please contact with Borja Arenaza, R+D Dtr,