At first, the production mode of automatic assembly line equipment was introduced into the automobile manufacturing factory, which laid the foundation of modern industrial civilization. The requirement behind the production of this pipeline mode is to meet the requirements of planned production, reduce the product category and improve the manufacturing speed of products to supply the market.
Facing the increasing diversification of customer demand, the dilemma of automobile production mode is that when you need to book a blue version with navigation, the automobile company needs to collect enough orders before arranging for batch production in a certain batch. Most of the time, auto companies don't offer more personalized configurations for choice.
In a busy car manufacturing plant, tens of thousands of parts are coming from all over the world and pushed into a production line, and 30 seconds later, a new car comes out of the workshop. Surprisingly, the automotive assembly line represents the highest level of human manufacturing. Such a scenario may not happen again.
The biggest problem in production line is that all operation links are "coupled" with each other. Any error in any link may cause the whole production line to pause, and the pause of a certain link will affect the whole production line.
Modular assembly eliminates the assembly line, and divides the automobile manufacturing process into 200 independent processes, each of which has a separate production workshop. Any car, after the assembly of a certain part, can go to any workshop with spare capacity, and queue and dispatch it through the central computer system. Each individual order will be recorded by computer, arranged for production, and it is clear which workshop the car is currently in and how long it is expected to be able to open the production line.
In this system, numerous different models and configuration models can be allowed to be produced at the same time. It is not necessary to produce the same model and configuration model for each batch, even if the configuration is added, the queuing of the later models will be caused. In order to produce different models, it is necessary to switch production lines, including different clamps, and match different parts supply. The stop of each production line means a huge loss of capacity.
The reason why "modular assembly" can be implemented is the development of digital production. Because of a large number of personalized models and personalized models and configurations, scheduling of production and logistics becomes very difficult, big data solves this problem.
For the automobile industry, the change of production mode often leads to the restructuring of industrial pattern. The production mode of automatic assembly line equipment must follow the pace of the development of the times, while forming large-scale production, it also needs to realize lean production and meet the individual needs of more demand groups.