At automotive research conference, an emphasis on connecting the 'factory floor with the top floor'

By Ward's Auto

Aug 08, 2016

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At the recent Center for Automotive Research conference in Traverse City, MI, Toyota Motor North America’s Trever White said his group began focusing on person-to-person and machine-to-machine communication in 2013 to learn how the IIoT could improve machine maintenance, quality and logistics.

“It was time to get out from behind our computers and look at what’s going on on the plant floor,” said White, divisional information officer-manufacturing and engineering business systems.

By using electronic visualization to observe how the line is running, Toyota can improve logistics, eliminate paperwork and develop quality and warranty data, he said.

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