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Siemens Googles Into Ford Plants

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AnandY
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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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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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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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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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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 

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

mrdon
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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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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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