DIAP helps to improve productivity

Data collection increases production efficiency at Novozymes

At Novozymes, DIAP is used to collect and analyze OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data on 6 packaging lines. In just a few months, this has resulted in an increase of production efficiency. The company is now implementing DIAP on other packaging lines.

The challenge

As part of the ongoing work on production optimization, Novozymes searched for a flexible data collection system for calculating and visualizing OEE on their packaging lines.

The company was looking for a system that was easy to install, flexible in relation to other systems used and easily accessible to all user groups in the production.

 

The solution

Initially, DIAP has been installed on 6 packaging lines. The system collects OEE data via sensors, and the operators on the line record downtime and reasons for downtime on iPads that are available to all operators.

On large screens located in different parts of the packaging area, DIAP's OEE dashboards show the current efficiency of the packaging lines. In this way, all employees have a common overview of daily operations.

Wahib Joseph Abboud, Optimization Lead in Digital Change Management at Novozymes, has been responsible for the DIAP installation and startup, and he is very pleased:

“We use DIAP's dashboards and reports at daily meetings, where we review the stops that have been going on for the past 24 hours. It gives us a much more structured approach to problem solving and a common starting point for making improvements”.

By registering all stops on the lines and working systematically with OEE, downtime and reasons for downtime, Novozymes has improved production efficiency in just a few months.

 

Example of a DIAP stop cause report

 

For Novozymes, having a flexible system that can be adapted to different types of equipment and user needs has been extremely important. The same applies to having easy access to a support team that are able to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

“Our collaboration with DIAP works really well. We are a large company with many stakeholders, but DIAP has been very responsive to our needs and helpful with making the necessary adjustments,” says Wahib Joseph Abboud and continues: "We have a good dialogue with DIAP's support team, who quickly respond to our requests to ensure that we get maximum benefit from the product. That means a lot in our daily operations”.

“We use DIAP's dashboards and reports at daily meetings, where we review the stops that have been going on for the past 24 hours. It gives us a much more structured approach to problem solving and a common starting point for making improvements”.

Wahib Joseph Abboud, Optimization Lead in Digital Change Management,  Novozymes

Outcome

  • Improvement of production efficiency.
  • More structured problem solving.
  • Good overview of errors and stop causes.
  • High degree of operator involvement.
  • Simple and flexible solution adaptable to business needs.
  • Quick and effective support.
Example of the DIAP OEE production status dashboard

Example of the DIAP OEE production status dashboard

About Novozymes

Novozymes is a global biotechnology company that researches, develops and manufactures industrial enzymes, microorganisms and biopharmaceutical ingredients. Novozymes is headquartered in Denmark and employs approx. 6,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

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