Sage Clarity Next-Gen Andon In Use at Purdue Polytechnic Institute

students use andon on manufacturing line

21 Jun Sage Clarity Next-Gen Andon In Use at Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue students integrate Sage Clarity andon into their manufacturing capstone projects

A version of this article originally appeared in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s newsroom. 

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Students’ final projects require teamwork and use of combined knowledge to solve a real-world challenges. Students at Purdue are using our Next-Gen Andon System to monitor their production processes for their projects.

“We used Sage Clarity’s cloud-based software in our capstone project to display manufacturing-related messages to a large monitor overlooking the factory,” said Evan Klockziem, senior in manufacturing engineering technology. “The software generated time-sensitive push notifications to management personnel about everything, from needing more parts to displaying quality errors found within the manufacturing process. The Andon system was a vital part of our smart manufacturing project.”

Steve Thomas,  an advisory services consultant here at Sage Clarity, is a graduate of the Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology. “It was gratifying to be able to supply my alma mater with my employer’s software for their capstones,” said Thomas.

“The software donation from Sage Clarity allowed our students to develop and integrate cloud-based solutions for monitoring manufacturing operations into their capstone projects,” said Ragu Athinarayanan, professor of engineering technology. “This technology is quickly becoming integral to Industry 4.0 implementation and to smart manufacturing operations.”

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The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University whose goal is to produce industry-ready graduates who have the skills for today’s economy or conducting use-inspired research to advance the evolution of technology and solve real-world challenges.