Published on : Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The SCM Group participated in the Panel Discussion entitled “Integrated Manufacturing in the Woodworking Industries: The Industry on Its Way to Industry 4.0”, organised as part of the LIGNA 2016 Conference.
Luigi De Vito, Director of Woodworking Machinery Division, said, “Where the dictates of an industry are now making way for the answers: this is the new industrial revolution the market is looking for, and the challenge that we at SCM have embraced for some time now. Our response is a new production system, “EASY & RESPONSIVE”, able to leverage automation and interconnection to drive the process renewal the market is demanding.”
Furniture manufacturers renew their collections frequently, almost as often as in the fashion industry, which means products with short life cycle that are increasingly more customised and thus hard to manage using rigid and standardised work flows. Hence, what is called for is a technology that can render “mass customisation” competitive.
De Vitto adds, “The industry needs to be able to respond to consumers who demand solutions, performance, beauty and the right price, without settling for customary standards. Our system of technological solutions that we offer to the industry was designed therefore to be agile, integrated, easy to manage and control, ensuring low cost of ownership, and able to adapt to the sometimes unpredictable changes in ultimate end user requirements.”
The need for change applies to the entire industry, from big industrial groups to small carpentry shops. SCM Group, with its great expertise covering the entire range of machinery and production processes, develops EASY & RESPONSIVE solutions for any target sector:
• For Big Industries, integrated cell systems easy to programme and reconfigure, equipped with advanced storage areas that take up little space and consume less material, less energy, less investment. Advanced automation and sensor systems tailor-made for each company to help it seize market opportunities. Intelligent production process control with line configuration which collects data and optimises it faster and more efficiently.
• For Small Joinery Workshops, automatic cells with fast set-up times and user-friendly interface, fit for non-specialised personnel, compact and lightweight. Cells that are made of standard machines, easy to adjust to changes, and with simple interlocking systems.
At SCM Group we call the production system EASY & RESPONSIVE because it can respond to the wide variety of requests for personalisation by end consumers, a system made of “intelligent” technological solutions that combine investment sustainability with an ability to reconfigure production flows – that is, agile, responsive and ready for changes.
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