Auros in the Heavy Equipment Industry
Heavy Equipment manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce their customers’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while facing the challenges of product globalization, increasing regulatory oversight, and product complexity. Throughout the product life-cycle, manufacturers need to operate at a more cost-effective and efficient level while delivering state of the art advances in autonomous operation, sensors, analytics, and alternative material. TCO must be reduced, equipment maintenance must be delivered, and field issues must be serviced. Add into the mix the challenge of maintaining a workforce of highly qualified engineers. In the United States, hiring managers have identified the skilled trades vacancies as the most difficult to fill.
Like most organizations, you strive to operate more efficiently and effectively, but you’re consumed with resolving existing issues. So how are these challenges overcome? With the help of Auros software and services, our customers were able to resolve their problems by transforming the way their knowledge is captured, shared, and reused.
- Elimination of recurring mistakes
- Preservation and sharing of knowledge
- Improvement of engineering efficiency
- Reduction of undesirable variation
- Reduction in the enterprise IT footprint
Benefits Specific to Heavy Equipment Organizations
- Document compliance to regulatory standards
- Reduce “non-value added” engineering time while researching and retrieving information
- Ensure producibility through the application of design for manufacturing standards
- Provide an integrated process to update and evaluate product design standards
- Improve knowledge exchange with suppliers
- Simplify the design review process
- Reinforce the use of standard engineering processes
- Verify data across projects
- Increase First Time Quality
Notable Auros Customers
“It really does allow us to close the loop on enterprise learning.”
“We wanted to actively integrate knowledge into the design process. One of the things we liked about Auros were the Assessments that helped take this and put it in front of our engineers, so they have to interact with the knowledge.”
“We use a lot of different software, but Auros is one that is actually valuable.”
What is the Knowledge Aware Approach?
The Knowledge Aware approach is a coherent and comprehensive enterprise-level Knowledge Management strategy and technique. Unlike traditional knowledge management strategies, the Knowledge Aware approach activates knowledge in the flow-of-work. With it, knowledge is continuously being captured from standards, best practices, lessons learned, methods, techniques, requirements, employee knowledge, and other resources, broken down into digestible bite-sized pieces, and provisioned to the right person when and where it’s needed. This approach positively influences decision-making, which creates a more effective and efficient organization and more reliable outputs.
How Auros Can Be Used
Heavy Equipment organizations can use Auros for multiple areas of their business. Some include:
- Automate provisioning of design requirements directly into CAD
- Provision required maintenance procedures
- Capture of machine operating conditions for data analysis
- Provision manufacturing for design requirements early into machine design
- Provide traceability of design decisions
- Provide confirmation of compliance to regulations and design rules
Auros helps make this transition less painful by blending standard work and knowledge into the agile concept. By blending these two concepts, organizations can achieve the benefits of Agile with the predictability of standardized processes.
Auros provides the ability to eliminate the delay between Best Practice creation and utilization can provide a competitive advantage for your organization.
With Auros, customer-specific and industry standard requirements are managed in Communities of Practice.
Auros can deliver context specific rules into the CAD model from multiple stakeholders, which are evaluated continuously during the design process.
With Auros, you can organize and track workflows on specific projects through transparent, highly visualized functionality. This allows for easy access to the health and progress of the workflow.
With Auros, Supplier Capabilities are captured as bite size pieces of knowledge, suppliers are then assessed in a sophisticated checklist format.
Auros converts tacit knowledge from the seasoned virtual build participants and converts it into explicit knowledge that can be delivered to less experienced personnel, enabling them to evaluate the products, processes, tools and plant operations with the same level of fidelity.
See How Auros Works in a Live Demo
Our customers have adopted the Auros software to help with several of their major industry challenges, including: warranty issues, maintaining consistent quality, workforce efficiency, retiring workforce, loss of intellectual capital, and training new hires. To learn how your organization can benefit from Auros, like they did, schedule a complimentary demo of the Auros system.