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Siemens Googles Into Ford Plants

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Virtual Plant Visits
Rob Spiegel   1/22/2014 11:04:31 AM
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I agree, MrDon. this really is a terrific idea. I'd love to see how it gets used and what features turn out to be the most helpful.

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mrdon   1/20/2014 1:20:04 PM
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Rob,

I can see this software technology being used in either industries, thereby cutting cost on travel and improving productivity for business overall.

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Re: Virtual plant visits
a.saji   12/31/2013 10:03:17 AM
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@Rob: Yes it does require sometime isn't it ?   

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Re: Implementation
a.saji   12/31/2013 10:02:01 AM
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@Rob: Yes there are certain factors which needs to be considered here but I feel it all depends on how long you have been doing it and what are the ultimate goals of your business is 

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Rob Spiegel   12/31/2013 9:55:57 AM
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Litigation costs is a savings I hadn't considered, AnandY. Ultimatley, the greatest savings will likely come from spreading best practices across multiple plants. Increased uptime and the overall optimization of production will deliver savings over and over.

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Rob Spiegel   12/30/2013 4:01:01 PM
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AnandY, as I understand it, the connection through Siemens and Goolge will have no affect on the Ford assembly process -- other than to watch it.

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AnandY   12/30/2013 8:19:30 AM
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Though it will probably take a while to implement the new systems across all plants, and train staff on how to use the system properly, the long-term benefits will be visible soon. Aside from the savings to be made on the travelling costs, there will also be some significant savings to be made on the litigation expenses that usually come with faulty or defective parts in assembled vehicles.

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Re: Virtual plant visits
AnandY   12/30/2013 7:52:55 AM
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Sounds like a great idea to ensure that there is complete uniformity in the assembly of Ford cars across all the company's plants. But there must be additional measures to ensure that the production or assembly process runs throughout without any halts even at times when there is downtime (in that unlikely event) in the connection between multiple plants.

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Re: Virtual Plant Visits
taimoortariq   12/25/2013 12:48:02 AM
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You are right, transport costs can be cut down alot. Although, as long as the company is centralized, sharing information between the plants should not be a problem.

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Re: Virtual Plant Visits
taimoortariq   12/25/2013 12:38:07 AM
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I agree the essential purpose of this software is optimization. They are optimizing through transport costs,positive comparison,better communicaton, name it. Ford has certainly made a very smart production decision.

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