In the fast-changing world it is crucial to stay competitive by developing operations and efficiency. To respond the challenge, we started the SMART program in 2019. The SMART program focused on developing our operations through leading technology solutions, such as collaborative robots (Cobots), autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIV), and eDHR (electrical device history record) functionalities, to name a few. The SMART program was running until the beginning of 2023, when we launched the new Scanfil Dream Factory program which focuses on developing “best-in-class” factory concept that can be utilized at all Scanfil factories.
The Scanfil Dream Factory program takes comprehensive approach towards developing “best in class” factory
One of the key persons of the Scanfil Dream Factory program is Miikka Ahola, Manufacturing Technology Director at Scanfil. According to him, the goal of the Scanfil Dream Factory program is to develop “best in class” factory vision where IT & Data, Processes and Technology work seamlessly together. “The dream factory layout will be utilized as a baseline to create an individual development road map for each factory. To achieve these goals, we will benchmark industry leaders, study new technologies and combine existing knowledge and best practices”, elaborates Miikka.
In the past few years, Scanfil has been growing fast. Our latest successful investments include expansion projects in Atlanta and Malmö factories, and in August 2023, we announced that Scanfil will invest EUR 20 million in a new factory building of 14,000 m² in Sieradz, Poland. According to Miikka, the Scanfil Dream Factory program will support our growth: “The Scanfil Dream factory will help us to define clear targets for long-term development and create scalable factory for future growth. In addition, it will significantly improve our efficiency and operational performance”.
The program is planned to run for three years, and it will strengthen Scanfil as a technology leader among high-mix low volume EMS companies.