Autoliv is at the forefront of automotive safety technology, and our success is rooted in world-class manufacturing operations. Our vision of Saving More Lives guides us. For the future, we envision autonomous production systems with detailed end-product documentation and fully granular traceability. If you are working on a solution that can mark, scan, and identify even the most minor components in our manufacturing process, we would like to hear more from you!
Autoliv supplies life-saving safety systems to all leading car manufacturers worldwide. Our robust solutions are based on solid research and extensive application skills and are developed in close cooperation with the customers.
The success of Autoliv builds on top of world-class manufacturing operations. To assure standardization and high quality and to maintain proprietary production technologies, Autoliv’s production systems are often developed and sometimes manufactured by Autoliv itself. Autoliv has final assembly centers close to our customers’ manufacturing plants worldwide.
We want to complement our existing advanced production traceability system in manufacturing with solutions that increase our capability to identify, mark, and scan minor components in our product manufacturing and assembly processes. At Autoliv, we drive for autonomous manufacturing processes and perfect product documentation. If your solution can move us closer to our vision, keep reading!
Your Opportunity with Autoliv
The globally networked supply chain feeds Autoliv’s manufacturing operations. Components of different sizes and materials manufacture and assemble the life-critical safety systems.
Multiple systems are in place to manage the complexity and ensure the quality of the manufacturing output and the efficiency of the process. In addition, the digital systems exchange data with upstream suppliers and customers to improve the overall traceability and efficiency of the value chain.
Despite the existing systems and software, there are components in the mass manufacturing process that are difficult to identify, mark, and scan. For example, the pieces can be tiny, come in large batches or on a continuous stream, or the components can be combined by melting. Today, these components are primarily tracked by small batch and box identifications, which is sufficient to achieve high quality in production. Also, several manual identification scanning activities occur off- and in line with the manufacturing process. As we continuously move towards full automation and perfect end-product documentation, we are highly interested in solutions that can help us identify, mark, and scan the minor components on a singular level as automatically as possible. This will increase our capability to surgically contain suspect groups, single members, or finished goods.
Below, you can read more about a few exemplary benefits we aim for. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a solution that matches our interests!
Examples we're looking for
Backtracking a suspect component
Surgically identifying a single component or smaller batches compared to large groups of suspected finished goods is critical for success. Possessing the information of which final end-products a specific part ends up in is necessary to accurately save lives, money, and reputation.
If your solution helps us backtrack a system down to its components, learn from the collected data, or enrich the information associated with our product components throughout the value chain in any other way, contact us.
Process throughput and materials
There are only a few considerations to keep in mind. First, your solution should match the throughput of our existing manufacturing process. Second, we primarily look for solutions that work with components made of metals, plastics, and textiles.
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