January 3, 2022
The location Balzers of the Oerlikon group was looking for a way to professionalize and standardize their weekly shop floor meetings throughout the company. With the STP software by STIWA the worldwide leader for innovative coatings has found their right solution.
What’s the status of the current production key figures and which steps must be taken in order to reach the goals that have been set? In the course of weekly shop floor meetings Oerlikon has maintained a regular overview of the tasks, processes and goals of the teams at the production sites for many years.
Professionalization of the shop floor meeting
“So far, the shop floor meetings were carried out with the help of a whiteboard. This also meant wasting a lot of time and paper to compile all the information”, reports Dominik Bachmann, Manager Operational Excellence for Liechtenstein and Switzerland at Oerlikon. In a pilot project at the location Balzers in Liechtenstein he tried the STP software for the company group Oerlikon. From his perspective, the software solution especially impresses with its flexibility: “STP is very easy to use and offers a variety of possibilities in its implementation. Furthermore STIWA was very accommodating with special requests.” A big advantage for Bachmann lies in data safety as well: “The system is implemented locally, no corporate data is saved via a Cloud-Server.”
“STP is easily accessible and understandable for all employees. Moreover for Oerlikon STP is an ideal basis for audits”, Bachmann lists further advantages of the digital assistance system. The solution ultimately convinces with its optical visualization and price, according to Bachmann: “In comparison to other software solutions that have been tested simultaneously in a pilot project at the location in Germany, STP presents itself nicer and is also more cost-efficient.”
Oerlikon IT Solutions
The positive experiences from the pilot project at the location Balzers have kicked off an even stronger collaboration with STIWA, STIWA Software Sales Manager Alexander Meisinger is pleased: “With confirmation for the worldwide rollout of the STP software, our solutions will now be made available for more than 100 production sites from Oerlikon on three continents.