MI Windows and Doors Utilizing AI-Driven Smart Manufacturing Platform
August 17, 2020
MI Windows and Doors is partnering with Rheo, an industrial AI platform company, to incorporate artificial intelligence that will help reduce manufacturing bottlenecks and improve throughput, say officials. Rheo’s AI platform utilizes specialized equipment to observe processes and aids staff in driving operational improvements.
“Rheo allows us to identify inefficiencies, address their root causes, and quickly improve our performance,” says JR Minnich, general manager at MI’s Flower Mound, Texas, manufacturing facility, where the company first deployed the Rheo platform.
Prashanth Iyengar, CEO of Rheo, adds: “The Rheo Platform continuously monitors operational performance, freeing the operations team of the need to collect and analyze data. In addition, the Platform alleviates the burden of data overload and only provides the pertinent information to the operations team, optimizing the value of the data and thereby improving employee engagement.”
“Rheo’s technology is economical to deploy, easy to use, and empowers our team with actionable information,” says Mike DeSoto, MI COO. “We see both short-term and on-going benefits in safety, quality and productivity and we are excited to further this partnership.”