Bluestar PLM EMEX 2018

Our Partner in the Pacific area – Lean Projects Limited – will be representing Bluestar PLM at the EMEX 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lean Project Limited is delivering ERP software solutions with specific functionality enhancements for Manufacturing, Print & Packaging and Rental/Hire industries. These industry specific enhancements will enable all your company departments to work with one set of reliable and up-to-date data and will considerably improve your efficiency and productivity across the board. We also provide full implementation and support services for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 systems.

Lean Projects Limited is a Microsoft Dynamics consultancy with more than 20 years of experience with implementing and supporting Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 systems as well as developing and deploying AX add-ons for different industries worldwide.

Lean Projects Limited is the Australasian agent for European and North American software solution vendors, providing industry specific ERP software solutions for:

Manufacturing

BluestarPLM.com

Print & Packaging

www.lean-projects.com

Rental/Hire

www.highsoftware.com

www.opendoorrentalsoftware.com

Sycor.Rental

Please visit us at stand 2012 in Hall 2 and for further details please visit our website below

EXHIBITOR WEBSITE

Source: www.emex.co.nz

ABOUT EMEX

EMEX has proudly showcased industry supplier innovations to manufacturers, engineers and electronics professionals for over 30 years in New Zealand. Held every 2 years this national exhibition is your chance to engage with 1000s of your colleagues across 3 full days; to network, to learn and source the latest technology reshaping your industry.

Categories include:

  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Plant Automation and Monitoring
  • (CNC) Machine Technology
  • Welding, Forming and Cutting
  • Tooling
  • Industrial Engineering and Maintenance
  • Health and Safety
  • 3D Printing Technologies, Robotics

Source: www.emex.co.nz

LOCATION

(map details to include 217 Greenlane rd)

The ASB Showgrounds (formerly known as the Auckland Showgrounds) are located at 217 Greenlane Road – about 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

Take either the Market Road or the Greenlane exit from the Auckland Southern Motorway.

For public transport information call Rideline on 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz

Source: www.emex.co.nz

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Case Study – Hvidtved Larsen

The RECycler® 315 model is a Hvidtved Larsen product being sold in the North American market. Photo: Asger Stage / Hvidtved Larsen

Ready for Industry 4.0

Hvidtved Larsen is one of many Danish industrial companies in the midst of digital conversion; with the implementation of Bluestar PLM, the company’s IT systems for CRM, ERP, PLM and CAD now are connected in one system.

In recent years, Hvidtved Larsen has evolved from being a traditional craft company to a global industry, producing and supporting a number of distinct products. Their vision is to be the world’s most innovative maker of sewer cleaning and sanitation equipment, and it’s a vision that demands technology and IT systems that support production processes. To achieve their vision, it is crucial that drawings and data flow freely between technical departments, where designs are planned, and production areas, where the plans are implemented. Bluestar PLM creates this link between the CAD system (where the design exists) and the ERP system (the company’s administration system). The software is integrated into Microsoft Dynamics AX and collects product data such as drawings, BOMs and 3D files from CAD systems, as well as manufacturing data from Dynamics AX.

Jesper Hejselbæk is Technical Director at Hvidtved Larsen. He recalled the challenges when all drawings from the CAD systems were created separately in the warehouse and finance system.

“Bluestar PLM is an important part of our growth and error reduction. It is crucial that we effectively manage our documentation so that we can grow and deliver quality on time, which is a major strategies in all markets.”

Jesper Hejselbæk, Technical Director at Hvidtved Larsen

“It was both time consuming and there was a risk of errors because you did not necessarily get all the details when transferring from one system to another,” said Hejselbæk, noting that this resulted not only in production errors, but also increased waiting times and time-consuming manual processes in handling product data from one system to another.

“Bluestar PLM is an important part of our growth and error reduction. It is crucial that we effectively manage our documentation so that we can grow and deliver quality on time, which is a major strategies in all markets,” said Hejselbæk.

 

Data provides competitive power

Jørgen Schiønning Larsen is CEO of PDM Technology, specializing in ERP-based PLM with the solution ‘Bluestar PLM,’ and was responsible for system implementation at Hvidtved Larsen. According to him, the experience at Hvidtved Larsen is an example of how businesses in the Western world are required to digitize and run smarter in order to compete in a global market. This happens by combining data from a manufacturer’s various systems, machines and robots – a phenomenon called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ or Industry 4.0.

“With Industry 4.0, our ability to generate and manage data becomes our new competitive power. Everyone can make ordinary production today, so the competitive power for us in the Western world stems from our ability to process and produce data,” said Larsen.

”Everyone can make ordinary production today, so the competitive power for us in the Western world stems from our ability to process and produce data”

Jørgen Larsen, CEO at PDM technology

At Hvidtved Larsen, the flow of data starts when a customer starts an order for a sewage vacuum truck. Each customer is different – some customers buy a standard design, while others prefer to make minor adjustments for vehicle color, size of pumps and length of hoses. Other customers want to define each detail of the vacuum truck, so they have optimized the product to fit their unique needs. Consequently, a variety of different data is collected during the order process that affects how the product is manufactured.

“It’s important that you work on a common platform, with one data model and have one way to work throughout the organization, and therefore have coherent data in a single system,” said PDM Technology’s Larsen. “Hvidtved Larsen’s migration to Industry 4.0 started with implementation of Bluestar PLM, which connects the sales system, engineers and production with one another in one single solution – an essential part of Industry 4.0. It is likely that their next step will be to get sensors in the vehicles, so Hvidtved Larsen can monitor them and, from there, make effective plans for vehicle maintenance and repairs. It’s all about giving Hvidtved Larsen competitive power.”

 

Easy access to data

Jesper B. Thomsen is a Project Manager with PDM Technology. According to him, one of the key advantages with Bluestar PLM is that it is embedded within the ERP system, which means that all data is available in one system. “You have drawings and information available exactly when needed. When you are in production, you have access to the current 3D model, drawing, bill of materials and production data. With Bluestar PLM, companies use this availability of information avoid costly mistakes,” Thomsen said.

 

Source: Sponsored case study published in Jyllands Posten, Danish newspaper, March 16th, 2018.

Original in Danish

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