Body in White (BIW) is a critical process early in automotive manufacturing where companies ensure viability of both product and processes before committing to larger production. As BIW happens early in the manufacturing process, everything from design to simulation to physical assembly can happen in the BIW stage. This breadth of processes, and the timing of them before mass production, means the impact of variables at this stage are significant—both good and bad.
To ensure mostly positive results, companies are examining Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), digital twins, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies as enablers of a more capable and efficient BIW solution. Ensuring integration and interoperability between these elements is crucial for success, but when leveraged successfully, companies see significant operations and workforce efficiency improvements, a reduction in both planned and unplanned downtime, and costs savings around these improvements as well as in related areas such as travel cost reduction with XR.
This webinar featuring DELMIA and ABI Research explores these intricacies of Body in White processes and enabling technologies, including:
- Analysis and trends around valuable enabling technologies, both siloed and integrated into a cohesive platform
- Key integration and outcome expectations
- Recommendations for successfully implementing novel technologies in BIW manufacturing processes