Jabil

Tulip helped Jabil make their complex assembly processes more efficient.

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Electronics

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Jabil using Tulip apps for manual assembly

The Challenge

Tulip teamed up with Jabil, a leading global contract manufacturer, to guide complex electronics assembly. Operators on Jabil’s manufacturing line build over 40 different models of complex electronic assemblies, each with a unique combination of components.

Before Tulip, front-line engineers relied on paper-based work instructions and audit procedures to guide operators and identify process inefficiencies. Jabil needed to maintain the highest quality and efficiency standards despite a high variety of assembly requirements. Operators needed the right information available at the right time to ensure the correct components were included in each assembly. Additionally, non-value-add steps had to be identified and eliminated quickly.

“Before Tulip, it wasn’t practical to
conduct in-depth analysis to optimize every process. However, Tulip makes this level of analysis effortless. Now we have real-time insights that let us optimize even low volume production runs.”

Quality Engineer, Jabil

Jabil production

The Results

50% increase in throughput

Using Tulip’s platform, Jabil created manufacturing apps that helped guide operators through complex assembly processes in a high mix environment, with over 1500 unique assemblies per year.

60% reduction in manual assembly-related quality issues

The data gathered from the shop floor was continuously analyzed with Tulip’s analytics engine-visualizing KPls through dashboards that Jabil’s front-line engineers tailored to meet their unique needs. Guiding, tracking and analyzing both operator and machine data in real-time made root cause analysis and continuous process improvement easy despite low volume production runs.

10% increase in production yield

Tulip allowed Jabil’s process engineers to take an agile approach to their processes, integrating feedback from the production line without knowing how to code.

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