Capgemini announced its support for Esaote, a manufacturer of medical diagnostic systems, to undertake a rapid digital transformation based on SAP solutions. With this new push, Capgemini aims to improve the efficiency of its production processes as well as reduce time-to-market and costs. Departments across the entire company have benefited from the new ‘Smart Factory’ model.
Estoate, known for its diagnostic imaging companies worldwide needed to harmonize the production processes in its plants to gain production efficiencies and optimization in order to reduce costs, through leaner cycles. Further, Estoate wanted to achieve fewer production defects to enable scrap and rework cost reductions, and correct plant maintenance strategies to improve overall component traceability.
A transformed technological architecture
Capgemini took this initiative to address these challenges and has devised a transformation aimed at harmonizing and simplifying Esaote’s technological architecture, through SAP solutions based on the ‘LifeSciencesPath’ vertical approach, designed in accordance with the sector’s best practices. The full implementation of these solutions was achieved in less than 10 months.
“Esaote wanted to digitize its business processes and create efficiencies by adopting a unique and integrated way to manage them. Capgemini helped us to achieve a rapid transformation of our technological and production infrastructure into a Smart Factory model with SAP solutions. With a constantly controlled, performing and abundant IT architecture ensuring service continuity to all users, we can better plan and monitor the production of our probes in a timely manner while reducing the work-in-progress and scrap costs,” said Mauro Roncari, CIO at Esaote. “This important step in our IT architecture’s modernization process – a pillar for our company – provides a sturdy and reliable basis to manage our business globally.”
Real-time connection enhancing production
It is now possible to capture diagnostic images and compare them with target scans, which verify the correct set up of probes. With the real-time connection removing the need for physical interaction between operator and machine, the operator can focus on collecting and analysing data and recording measurements, all supported by automated management of the non-compliance issues, it is now possible to capture diagnostic images and compare them with target scans, which verify the correct set up of probes. With the real-time connection removing the need for physical interaction between operator and machine, the operator can focus on collecting and analyzing data and recording measurements, all supported by the automated management of the non-compliance issues. Thanks to real-time integration with machines and the speed of data processing as well as the quality control framework.
Performance is now monitored in real-time with KPIs and analytics. The solution is highly scalable as it defines processes enabling the production management to then map machines, workstations, skills, operations’ lines and sequences that need to be performed.
Adding further, Gerardo Ciccone, Head of Manufacturing & Life Science at Capgemini, said: “We brought together our expertise in digital manufacturing with SAP solutions to support Esaote in achieving its goal of transforming its technological infrastructure with a Global ‘Industry 4.0’ platform. It now optimizes and manages a fully integrated and scalable production process within a comprehensive network of suppliers, customers, and post-sales services. We worked closely with the Esaote teams, in a very collaborative way, to identify the best process solutions for the systems.”
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