Waltham, MA – Plataine, an award-winning leading provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based Intelligent Automation software, announces Veada Industries’ selection of its Total Production Optimization (TPO) FabricOptimizer solution, to improve manufacturing efficiencies through increased material yield and production throughput in its New Paris, Indiana plant.
Veada, a leading OEM manufacturer of interiors for the Boating, RV and other industries, chose Plataine to automate and optimize its cut planning and production decisions & processes.
“Prior to implementing TPO we used to practice manual and labor-intensive processes to produce our highly customized goods. Cut plans were selected out of a pre-defined library and hand delivered from the design room to the next stations. Paperwork and excess time wasted became a routine part of the process”, said Tyler Stump, Data Control and Process Design at Veada. “With Plataine’s FabricOptimizer our process has never been so lean; Cut plans and material selection are automated and optimized, while cutting is made JIT (Just-In-Time) avoiding un-necessary WIP inventory and bottlenecks”. Steve Leeper, Veada’s IT Director adds: “FabricOptimizer helped our production specialists to significantly reduce our waste and improve our total productivity and quality control while enabling real-time monitoring and traceability over work in progress”.
Plataine’s Total Production Optimization (TPO) FabricOptimizer enables interiors and upholstery manufacturers to quickly respond to market changes and remain viable in an increasingly competitive global environment that includes customers’ demands for made-to-order, just-in-time products, at competitive prices. FabricOptimizer automatically optimizes the placement of pieces from one or more orders on multiple rolls, resulting in material yields that are consistently higher than any other solution. By generating the most efficient cut plan, FabricOptimizer improves the cutting machine’s productivity and contributes to an overall streamlined, automated and optimized production process. FabricOptimizer is offered as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), a fundamentally faster and more cost-effective alternative to ‘traditional’ (on premises) software installations. The SaaS model offers minimal upfront costs, faster time to value and ongoing payments that are closely coupled with the value received.
“We are excited to be part of Veada’s course of automating and optimizing their production processes and increasing their operational efficiencies. Plataine’s automatic and dynamic algorithms and our holistic approach will allow Veada to concentrate more on growth and meet their customers’ requirements giving them a substantial competitive advantage”, said Avner Ben-Bassat, Plataine’s President & CEO.
Veada Industries, Inc. is an OEM boat seating and RV tent manufacturing company founded in 1968 by Virgil and Ada Steury. Today, Veada is well-respected in the world of boat seating and is still family-owned and operated. Veada Industries operates out of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Paris, Indiana. Veada produces a wide assortment of boat seats, pontoon boat seats, boat seat groups, fishing boat seats, helm seats, boat lounge seats, boating Accessories and tents & cushions for pop-up campers. Veada’s unique and diverse product line reflects the creativity and skill of its highly qualified research and development teams. Veada works closely with its customers, building a long-term relationship based on quality, honesty, and value. For more information please visit: www.veada.com
Plataine Technologies is a leading provider of production optimization software solutions for manufacturers of composite-material, wood, textile and foam products. Plataine’s production optimization solutions enable manufacturers to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine’s solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Ashley Furniture, Basset Furniture, Century Furniture, Ethan Allen, Flexsteel, Haworth, Interstate Foam & Supply, Lazar Furniture, Steelcase and more. For more information visit www.plataine.com