KINEXON X BMW: A revolutionary partnership to automate manufacturing and drive operational excellence.
A comprehensive collaboration with the potential to transform industries for manufacturers across the globe. We are thrilled to share with you the details and implications of this innovative partnership.
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When BMW found themselves confronted with rigid middleware, intransparent data silos, and rising costs from multiple third-party vendors, the global leader in automotive manufacturing made a bold move: They invested in a horizontal software solution that was agile, scalable, and technology-agnostic for their global operations.
Collaborating with KINEXON, a leader in location technology solutions, BMW established the KINEXON OS software platform as the global IoT standard for location data processing, optimization, and automation. The software platform now drives speed, efficiency, and growth across production and intralogistics processes at BMW facilities worldwide.
BMW now leverages unlimited automation opportunities in plants across 4 continents, empowering thousands of BMW employees to work with the technology stack, spanning millions of square feet of manufacturing space. Read on top learn more about the challenges BMW was facing, and how KINEXON technology was implemented to overcome them.
ADDRESSING THE KEY CHALLENGES
BMW needed a versatile location technology solution to address a variety of challenges across millions of square feet of manufacturing space, including:
1. Converting manual processes to automated operations
2. Moving from Complex Environments
3. Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
4. Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy
KINEXON’s SUITE OF SOLUTIONS
By analyzing bottlenecks, process delays, manual effort restraints, and capacity issues, KINEXON generated system uptimes up to 99.98%, and addressed BMW’s challenges by:
1. Automating BMW’s tool control on the assembly line
2. Digitizing Assembly Control and auto-identifying unique models
3. Creating a build-shy strategy
4. Enabling a dynamic truck steering system for efficient maneuvering of supplies across BMW’s vast manufacturing sites.
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KINEXON’s partnership with BMW has revolutionized the way that production facilities operate. With their cutting-edge technology, KINEXON has enabled BMW to achieve unparalleled precision, efficiency, and cost savings, while also improving safety and reducing downtime. As KINEXON continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible, we can expect to see even more exciting developments in the near future.