The company has a diversified blue-chip customer portfolio, including Audi, Caterpillar, Continental, Cummins, DAF, General Motors, Punch Powertrain and Volkswagen, among others.
VCST's Smart Factory Business line Automotive manager Tim Polleunis needed to replace, due to an ERP transformation project, a legacy VB-tool which produced quality control documents for his engineers.
The mission was two-fold, fetching data from different business applications to produce quality control documents and enabling an integration towards their statistical software for production measurement analysis.
A combination of Python and Electron allowed us to build a tailormade bot integrated with business applications like Windchill, SAP and Q-DAS.
Each quality engineer can request on demand the required quality inspection information. The bot was built with global scope in mind offering a lexicon in Chinese, English, Dutch, French ... . The documents received a makeover to have a more professional look & feel.
Each engineer saves a substantial amount of time, as before the VBA tool was running on local workstations not allowing them to continue working on other tasks.