Workshop utilisation

SAPHI streamlined the operations of a major workshop, optimizing its utilization rates and significantly improving throughput. By leveraging smart process enhancements and data-driven insights, we enhanced workshop efficiency.

What Was The Problem?

Workshop operations, pivotal to manufacturing efficiency, were plagued by bottlenecks and inconsistencies. The existing system lacked the capability to efficiently allocate resources, resulting in substantial downtime and underutilization. With production targets not being met and costs escalating, there was a pressing need for an innovative solution to revamp the utilization rates and bring the workshop back to optimal productivity.

What Was The Solution?

SAPHI designed a state-of-the-art machine vision solution tailored to monitor workshop operations in real-time. This system delves into the granular details, capturing utilization breakdowns—from employees’ computer time, time spent searching for parts, to actual hands-on tool operations. The system employs advanced algorithms that analyze this captured data, pinpointing inefficiencies and areas of concern. All this information is discreetly gathered without disrupting the daily operations, offering a clear lens into the heart of the workshop’s productivity challenges.

What Were The Outcomes?

  • Dramatic cost savings, avoiding the need for pricey IoT devices.
  • Maintenance needs drastically reduced.
  • Enhanced workshop oversight through clear visual analytics.
  • Top-tier data quality, crucial for actionable insights.
  • Substantial cutbacks in operational inefficiencies.
  • Immediate feedback on workshop activities.
  • Empowered workshop floor with data-driven decision-making tools.

What Skills Did SAPHI Use To Implement The Solution?

To effectively deploy the AI-driven workshop utilisation system, SAPHI pooled expertise from our multifaceted team, comprising computer, electrical, and software engineers. The project drew on a myriad of our capabilities:

  • Embedded programming.
  • Development of secure, encrypted communications.
  • Integration with existing camera systems.
  • In-depth big data analysis for actionable insights.
  • Crafting and refining tailored AI models.

What Support Did SAPHI Offer After Completion?

SAPHI provides customised packages to support the full system development life cycle and implementation of upgrades to support the evolving needs of our clients and their customers.


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