The new born Dryer factory in Lodz has been targeted as the second experiment in Whirlpool EMEA to approach an Industry 4.0 approach for shop-floor Quality management. This is made through the definition of a set of Quality Gates, i.e. physical points along the production process where some specific measurement of parts, product performances and process parameters are gathered. These data are then collected in a unique database. However, a further step of integration could be made available at a higher level of vertical integration (e.g. through chain business processes) and horizontal (to others related processes or factories) through a more advanced data model and a set of data visualization and advanced analytical tool.

EC ProjectQu4lity
TrendIndustry 4.0Zero Defect Production Facility
Validation TypeUse Case