PROWOOD Seminar ——
18 October, ARDIS® organized a seminar on the added value of software in
demanding production environments in the margin of the PROWOOD fair. We did
this in close cooperation with the company Van Hoecke from Sint-Niklaas,
supplier of furniture fittings and producer of pre-assembled drawer systems.
About 70 interested people from the Belgian kitchen and interior design sector
attended the event.
‘Factory of the Future’ Van Hoecke ——
is a progressive company and has been honored several times in recent years as
Flemish 'Factory of the Future'. Jo De Meyer (service coordinator) pointed out
the importance of integrated software processes at Van Hoecke. Software ensures
that every order, from order through production to delivery, is handled quickly
and 'frictionlessly'. Giel Van Den Bossche (process technologist) zoomed in on
the production line for TA'OR box wooden drawers. Partly thanks to the ARDIS®
software, Van Hoecke manages to produce a fully finished drawer every 40
seconds. Each drawer can be completely different from the previous one.
MES (Manufacturing Execution System) ——
Lille (owner ARDIS®) finally talked about the increasing importance of
production monitoring software. An MES (Manufacturing Execution System) allows
users to track parts and projects through the production process. Specifically
for the sheet cutting industry there are some particular demands that a
MES-system needs to take into account.
Do you want to learn more about the added value of MES-systems?