Automation in Action
MJB deploys Plataine solution to automate frame production processes
Mar. 26, 2017 – MJB Wood Group, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has successfully completed the implementation of Plataine’s solution for automated & optimized manufacturing processes and capabilities, and overall operational costs savings.
With WoodOptimizer deployment, MJB’s management says it is seeing significant increase in production throughput and reduction of waste and labour.
“Plataine’s TPO helped us change the way we were operating and get maximum process control; We are now able to automatically produce components using dynamic nests and cut exact quantities to order,” said Joe Caldwell, president and CEO, MJB. “The TPO solution helped us improve the broader manufacturing metrics, beyond the focus on material only, and increased our overall utilization.”
Plataine’s Total Production Optimization (TPO) WoodOptimizer for plywood cutting industries bridges the gap between ERP/MRP, CAD and the production floor. WoodOptimizer creates ready-to-cut production plans by retrieving critical information from both ERP/MRP and CAD systems. Based on that information, WoodOptimizer’s algorithms automatically produce optimized production plans. WoodOptimizer is offered as a Service – the SaaS model boasts minimal upfront expenditures, faster time to value and ongoing payments that are closely coupled with the value received.
“We are excited with MJB’s selection of Plataine and are glad to be part of their path for optimized production efficiencies and higher quality control,” said Clay Bolick, Plataine vice-president of operations, North America. “We are confident that the TPO solution’s technological supremacy with its holistic approach will allow MJB’s management to focus even more on growth to meet their customers’ requirements.”