BMW speeds up its production using the IoT Service Button

Fitters on the production line at the BMW plant in Leipzig can use a button connected via NarrowBand IoT to reorder materials in just a few seconds.

 We can imagine using these devices in combination with automated transport systems or robotics applications in the future.

Sarah Fink, Project Manager Mobile Devices, BMW Group

Challenge


Challenge

When fitters in the Leipzig BMW plant needed to reorder materials, they had to interrupt their task and call the colleagues in the warehouse. This delayed production, as it could take several minutes for the employee in the warehouse to note all the required materials over the phone.

Solution


Solution

BMW installed an IoT Service Button from Deutsche Telekom on every rack with materials. A fitter can press this button when stocks of a component are running low. When the button is pressed, an order is sent via the NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) mobile standard, notifying the colleagues in the warehouse who immediately begin to restock the missing materials.

Customer benefits


Customer benefit

The digital button reduces the duration of the ordering process from several minutes to just a single second. In addition, the inventory lists in the storage system are always kept up to date with the digital solution. The Service Button can easily be installed anywhere as complex WLAN or Bluetooth systems are not required.

More efficient production at BMW thanks to Deutsche Telekom's IoT Service Button.



Do you want to find out more?

Read our blog to discover how BMW was easily able to increase its production efficiency with the help of the IoT service.
 

More efficient production at BMW thanks to Deutsche Telekom's IoT Service Button.

Do you want to find out more?

Read our blog to discover how BMW was easily able to increase its production efficiency with the help of the IoT service.
 

More efficient production at BMW thanks to Deutsche Telekom's IoT Service Button.

Do you want to find out more?

Read our blog to discover how BMW was easily able to increase its production efficiency with the help of the IoT service.
 

Contact us now and start your own IoT project!


René Wimmers


René Wimmers – your consultant for applications in the automotive sector

Deutsche Telekom is setting standards with new technologies and innovative products for the connected car of tomorrow and guarantees the highest security standard – made in Germany.
 

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