Evolving Digital Transformation Implementation
Cooper Tire’s approach considers that, by being on a common platform, any best practices or improvements can be quickly rolled out to multiple locations in a data analytics use case. For overall digital transformation, the key is being integrated to the right, reliable data. That allows for flexibility in focus areas, built on the same foundation.
Digital transformation solutions provide increased interoperability, contextualized data, and advanced analytics with IT/OT integration. Using these solutions, future digital use cases have been prioritized by a group of manufacturing leaders and subject matter experts primarily around impact and effort. The list was generated based on pain points.
Cooper Tire made a meaningful impact on its cost structure through the MES solution. “In addition, with the potential traceability improvements, we estimate that quality will continue to improve through enhanced robust systematic error proofing,” said Kortokrax. “Aside from the manufacturing cost efficiency and quality improvements, we estimate an annual savings in ongoing MES maintenance.”
Purpose-built for key industries to respond to variations related to specific processes, challenges and desired outcomes, Rockwell Automation has developed industry-specific MES solutions to meet the diverse needs of tire companies.
And forward-thinking companies like Cooper Tire, that lean into innovation and implement modern technologies, will be ready for the challenges of today and prepared for the innovations of tomorrow.