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Streamlined solutions for Comez

Covid-19 led to production scheduling challenges for many industrial equipment companies, says Dassault Systèmes.

11th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cilavegna, Italy


Comez International, the leading crochet warp knitting machinery manufacturer and member of the Jakob Müller Group, based in Cilavegna, Italy, is using the digital planning and scheduling solutions of Dassault Systèmes’ to improve its production efficiency and competitiveness.

This is allowing Comez to ensure the on-time delivery of tailor-made machines to its customers in the automotive, medical and fashion industries, including electronic knitting machines for the manufacture of protective face masks and elastic ear loops during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Comez deployed Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia Ortems applications to digitalise its manufacturing planning and improve the measurability, predictability and continuity of production processes. With real-time data updates in a collaborative digital environment, Comez has a global view of all production elements including machine tools, work orders, setup and working hours. It can quickly make decisions regarding the allocation and distribution of resources to fulfill orders, and meet deadlines and product lead times, while avoiding unforeseen events and uncertainties, and reducing repetition and wasted time.

Since deploying the applications, Comez has reduced forecast errors by 30%, production delays by 27% and setup times by 20%, as well as increasing production by 8%.

“We needed to become more efficient and effective and offer reliable and effective management planning,” said Paolo Malnati, general manager, Comez International. “We found the ideal partner in Dassault Systèmes, and its applications have helped immensely. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we had an unexpected and extremely important need to double production for our machines for making masks. We had to quickly convert our production equipment to produce double the quantity in a very short amount of time. Without Delmia Ortems, this planning would not have been possible.”

“While Covid-19 generated production scheduling challenges for many industrial equipment companies, Comez was able to keep a strong focus on customer satisfaction, product quality, competitiveness, dependability and efficiency,” added Philippe Bartissol, vice president of industrial equipment industry for Dassault Systèmes

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