WOODWORKING INDUSTRY in India is one of the fastest growing industries in India's economy. It is predominantly in the unorganized sector with basic production setup equipped with outdated equipment. This has a direct impact on productivity, efficiency, and quality of products. The loss is in opportunity of a fast growing & demanding market within the country to imports and with the lucrative export markets. India needs to build ecosystem required for a thriving woodworking industry by having more medium and large companies which can have competitive advantage from economies of scale, standardization in home/office furniture, availability of raw material through additional panel manufacturing companies, efficient logistics, testing and certification and skill development.
Advanced production technologies and management systems are available now in India that also augurs well with Industry 4.0 requirements. Steadily woodworking and furniture industries are embracing these technologies to gain the competitive advantage.
The Smart Factory
Compact, connected, and accessible, Biesse’s Smart Action concept offers companies looking to increase efficiency a straightforward route to transform their operations into a real ‘Smart Factory’.
To enable this, machines are connected in real time to deliver optimised production, making manufacturers more efficient, and therefore more competitive. The key connect here is the ‘software’ that leads the way to enable integrated production management. With the complete digitalisation of processes, products can be produced quickly and flexibly, with scope for customisation.
Smart Factories are not only in the domain of big factories and large-scale production sites. SME’S and smaller factories can equally benefit by exploiting all the power and effectiveness of highly integrated solutions, including:
• Reduced space with reduced labour
• Integrated and optimised production management
• Easy management and learning, even for less-experienced operators
• Reduced resource consumption
• Minimal investment
Smart action technologies makes it possible for tailor made furniture or continuous production even in limited working spaces and with reduced labour force. SmartConnection is a software package for managing job orders within the company - from the generation phase to scheduling and actual production start-up - in just a few simple, intuitive steps.
For the small production site, the smart factory exploits all the power and effectiveness of highly integrated solutions to ensure processes that are standardised yet don't forgo customization.
• Reduced overall dimensions
• Solutions for every space requirement, with reduced labour
• Integrated management
• Optimisation of the production process
• Minimum investment
• Easy management and learning, even for less experienced operators
• Reduced consumption and Eco Saving