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The end of paper!

Doka Amstetten is achieving in practice what was earlier thought to be unimaginable. There was great enthusiasm as they discovered and appreciated the advantages of paperless manufacturing. If an appropriate device is used, digitalisation brings very important advantages, especially in production. Everything is right up to date – with just a couple of clicks.

A number of factors combined have prompted the move to paperless production. Over recent years enquiries for customised products have increased. In addition to this, Doka is on the path to global expansion. Both these have resulted in a sharp rise in more complex and a greater variety of parts in production. Demands to achieve greater flexibility and to maximise efficiency in the manufacturing process have grown louder. Managers have taken note of these.

In 2021, a start was made to change over and process work orders completely using a new digital solution. After tests in two production units were successful, the rollout for the project was started in other areas of production. The move towards paperless production has created even greater advantages for Doka in everyday production. Digitalisation helps to optimise processes more extensively. Our employees are also delighted, as many tasks are now simpler, clearer and more flexible.

Martin Huber

Martin Huber I Director Production Logistics and Technology

“Through the digitalisation of manufacturing plans and wage slips, we save around 2.5 tonnes of paper a year and cut out the need to transport printouts of plans and production drawings from our factory in Amstetten to the factory in St. Martin.”

Faster! Our colleagues in production are impressed by the speed with which they can exchange information and data. The secret of this success is single point of information. And that saves valuable time. Because work orders arrive digitally, employees receive all the documents they need on their device and therefore have access to the relevant information . With this in mind, 90 industrial tablets, 24 touchscreen monitors (24 inch) and 11 large-screen displays have been installed in production.

More efficient! Planning and programming the machines for the Framax finish welding system and for powder coating has been digitised by deploying PLM software (Product Lifecycle Management). Thanks to a virtual 3D twin of the system, simulations are possible with the new system. A quantum leap for manufacturing! Shorter running-in time, fewer scrap parts and faster production of better parts. In addition to this, outages of up to 8,000 hours a year are reduced, because the software allows parallel operation of production and planning.

Together we drive momentum

As part of the Umdasch Group, we at Doka aim to not only be economically successful, but also fulfill our ecological and social responsibilities as well as our responsibility as an employer. Therefore, we regularly set impulses within and outside our company and drive international initiatives that make our common working and living environment more sustainable.

Lower costs and more sustainable! Doka saves around 2.5 tonnes of paper a year through digitalisation and reduces the transport that this has required to date/ For the first time, during the project Doka gave all industrial employees a licence and a personal user account to access the IT system environment. Apart from giving them the option of communicating with colleagues digitally, these individual user accounts also provide the basis for authentication to access various systems. This satisfied the important basic prerequisite for Doka's far-reaching digitalisation strategy, which will in future make it possible to collaborate in a completely new way.

Andreas Permoser

Andreas Permoser I Operational Technology Group Leader

“By going paperless, we are starting an initiative in production that benefits the environment and sustainability. Digitalisation of work orders does not only save paper: it also reduces all the things associated with it such as toner and transport costs.”

Doka and Umdasch Group are committed to sustainable development.
This is why we subscribe to initiatives that are aligned with the United Nations’ “Sustainable Development Goals”.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action

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