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August 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

Summer is winding down, and the current Covid-19 case numbers are showing that the Corona pandemic impact is going to stay with us for a long time yet. But we have also seen that big challenges are achieved in times of crisis. Back in April, we told you about our experience in the Solidarity HACKATHON. This initiative from Mercabarna in collaboration with T-Systems Iberia, developed in 24 hours a fully application for the distribution of fresh food to vulnerable people, Mercabarna Solidaria .

Now we are very proud to say that the project has received the T-Systems International Cross Collaboration Award and even the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) mentions it as an example of measures for supporting whole sale markets during COVID-19, FAO report .

Mercabarna has delivered so far more than 135 tons of fresh food to the most in need, coordinating the donations by means of TSI’s solidary app. Congratulations to all this team, who participated voluntarily in this challenge, in particularly to the 11 GIMM team members.

And with a big proud smile and the same enthusiasm and team spirit shown in the T-Mercabarna Solidaria app, we keep working in our GIMM projects and services. During August we’ve been working in projects that will be implemented in plants of China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, USA and Vietnam as you will see in the overview below.

We wish you a warm welcome back to work. Please stay healthy.
PROCS EMEA-ITALY-Terni
Project for the implementation of a new production route line on current gIMM-PROCS system.
OEM: Maserati

LINCS ASIA-CHINA-Shanghai
Project to configure current LINCS system to additionally sequence TESLA Model Y parts.
OEM: Tesla

PROCS ASIA-THAILAND-Rayong
Project to add new parts to current production and traceability flow.
OEM: Vinfast

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Saint Michel
Project to implement MII interface for API part by part production with current GIMM installation.
OEM: PSA

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro SJI
Project to implement a new production and traceability flow and to add new workstations in Ford V363 line, both in current GIMM installation.
OEM: GM

PROCS EMEA-ROMANIA-Pitesti
Project to add new workstations in current PROCS installation.
OEM: Volkswagen

PROCS EMEA-GERMANY-Peine
Projects to add new workstations and to create a new production and traceability flow in current PROCS installation.
OEM: Volkswagen

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pardubice
Project to add new workstations in current PROCS installation.
OEM: BMW

LINCS EMEA-SLOVAKIA-Lozorno
Project to adapt LINCS process to sequence seats of new Skoda Karoq model.
OEM: Volkswagen

PROCS EMEA-SLOVAKIA-Hlohovec
Project to add new parts to current production and traceability flow.
OEM: Porsche

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Haining
Project to add new workstations in current PROCS installation.
OEM: Ford

PROCS ASIA-VIETNAM-Hai Phong
Project to add new parts to current production and traceability flow.
OEM: Vinfast

PROCS AMERICA-USA-Columbus
Projects to implement 3 new traceability flows in current GIMM installations of the plants.
OEM: John Deere, Cummings, BMW

PROCS EMEA-SPAIN-Almussafes
Project to add new workstations in current PROCS installation.
OEM: Ford

July 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

New LINCS and PROCS projects arrived in July will make adaptations and create new lines producing and sequencing for PSA, SEAT, FORD, JLR, VW, SKODA, VOLVO, FIAT & MASERATI.

One of this LINCS projects will implement LINCS2-phase1 for PSA. The all-new-reengineered version of our sequencing system is already being roll-out in some plants. Some of the benefits of this version are increased robustness and standardization, and easier configuration while allowing complete flexibility for plant’s specifics.

GIMM4.0 CU79 was released on July with 5 bug fix mostly for SCS. Another bug in Synchron user interface was solved in Synchron 3.0 CU012. Download Center .

We hope all of you have a very nice time during summer holidays and look forward to meet you again in September with new challenges, renewed energy and fresher temperatures.
PROCS EMEA-ITALY-Terni
Project to implement a new line for FIAT DUCATO and another line for MASERATI M182 in GIMM-PROCS installation. The system will be configured by the customer.
OEM: FIAT, MASERATI

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Saint Michel
Project to implement 4 new lines in GIMM PROCS.
OEM: PSA

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro QRJ
Project to implement new workstations in current line producing for FORD F-F150. The changes will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: FORD

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Qing Dao
Project to implement gIMM-PROCS system in a new plant producing for Daimler in Beijing (China).
OEM: DAIMLER

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pisek
Project to implement new workstations in current GIMM system. The changes will be configured by the customer.
OEM: VOLVO

PROCS EMEA-GERMANY-Peine
Project to implement a new line in current GIMM installation.
OEM: VOLKSWAGEN

LINCS EMEA-SPAIN-Orcoyen
Project to adapt current LINCS configuration to allow incoming messages without reference creating a gap in the container. The project will also create 2 new lines in PROCS.
OEM: VOLKSWAGEN

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Mlada Boleslav
Project to implement new workstations in current GIMM system. The changes will be configured by the customer.
OEM: SKODA

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Meru
Project to implement new workstations in current GIMM installation. The changes will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-TURKEY-Kocaeli
PROCS implementation for a new line producing for Ford Panther.
OEM: FORD

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Hermosillo
Project to implement a new line in current GIMM system for the production and traceability of DRAGON 1.5L engine. The system will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: FORD

LINCS EMEA-FRANCE-Guichen
Project to migrate LINCS to LINCS2 version and to adapt current sequencing process to modular parts structure, for P87MV car model flow.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-UNITED KINGDOM-Fradley
Project to implement the production and traceability of parts in JIT mode for the new models Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
OEM: JLR

PROCS EMEA-ROMANIA-Craiova
Project for the implementation of SAP MII interface for unitary production in current GIMM installation.
OEM: FORD

PROCS EMEA-PORTUGAL-Braganza
Project for the configuration of new workstations in current GIMM system.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-ROMANIA-Arges
Project to implement a new line in current system for the production and traceability of parts for new BMW Serie 2 Active Tourer.
OEM: BMW

LINCS EMEA-SPAIN-Abrera
Project to configure the JIT sequencing of a new part variant and to split the discharge point of the current JIT supply line
Additionally, a new line will be implemented in GIMM PROCS.
OEM: SEAT

June 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

Most of our projects in June aim to implement changes in current PROCS or LINCS installations, several of them self-configured by the customer. This project model is an option available in GIMM deployment projects that results in a considerable reduction of the project’s price while the quality of the project is ensured by our consultants during the design phase and a pre-implementation review.

On the other hand, Support Center tool was upgraded as part of the continuous improvements we carry out in our services. The new version includes an improved user interface with shortcuts to creating new tickets and notable changes in page layouts and navigability, and web browsers compatibility updated to the latest version.

To finalize, 2 cumulative updates, CU078 on GIMM 4.0 and CU018 on RUNBLOCKS 6.0, were released this month. They include several new functionalities as an automatic user logout by inactivity or shift change in PDE3 stations and the enhancement of several Runblocks functional libraries, as well as various bug fixes. You will find further details and downloads in Download Center

Please stay safe. We wish you and your families the best.
PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-San Luis Potosi
Project to implement new workstations for Tesla Power line. The project will be self-cofigured by the customer.
OEM: TESLA

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro QRJ
Project to implement a new line for N543B production. The line will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: FORD

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pisek
Project to add new workstations on current DP3 line. The changes will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: VOLVO

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Pfastatt
Project for the migration of LINCS sequencing system to the new version (that includes the web user interface, LINCS UI) and to adapt it to integrate Corail XML Synchro files.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pardubice
Project to add new workstations on current line for I20 model.
OEM: BMW

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Mlada Boleslav
Project to add new workstations on current MQB A0 line. This workstation will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: SKODA

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Hordain
Project to change the current process on the ECS container validation in order to add the conformity and traceability of components
OEM: PSA

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Haining
Project to add new workstations to N60AB production line.
OEM: BJEV

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Foshan
Project to implement an additional workstation on current MCA line to store traceability parameters of a new process.
OEM: AUDI

PROCS EMEA-GERMANY-Augsburg
New project to implement a new line for the for the assembly of valves. The system will be self-configured by the customer.
OEM: PORSCHE, FERRARI

May 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

As the pandemic recedes, most of our customers have restarted production and delivery during May. Many of the projects starting this month aim to implement new lines for the production and sequencing of new car models, mainly in EMEA but also in ASIA.

Apart from projects, continuous improvement is also a big part of our day by day in GIMM. We investigate and develop ways to improve our services and products, as well as our internal procedures. Many of this efforts end up in a tool or a product cumulative update that are available to all our customers. Are you familiar with all the content available in Download Center? You can find from product and CU installers with additional information and manuals, until several useful tools to ease and accelerate support and maintenance tasks. As an example, you will find our Server Performance Selection Tool which assists in the evaluation of the necessary server resources for a new GIMM Traceability or Sequencing project’s server.

Two new cumulative updates on GIMM have also been released this month. Some of the new functionalities included are GIMM compatibility with SQL Server 2017 and 2019, the possibility to associate multiple printers to a workstation or the option to configure Workstation tools by Part Family or Feature. Visit Download Center for additional details.

Please stay safe. We wish you and your families the best.
LINCS EMEA-FRANCE-Vernon
Project to add some new functionalities to current LINCS system, such as an Interface with CRM system, an ANDON board screen and a picklist label.
OEM: PSA

LINCS EMEA-FRANCE-Vernon
Project to implement a new sequencing flow for X82 P2 model. The project will switch current message reception method from L3PS (long range) to PSFV+ (short range).
OEM: RENAULT

PROCS EMEA-ITALY-Terni
Project to implement a new line for MASERATI M157 model on gIMM-PROCS . The system will be configured by the customer.
OEM: MASERATI

PROCS EMEA-TURKEY-Kocaeli
Project to implement gIMM-PROCS system for the production traceability of HR16 line.
OEM: NISSAN

PROCS EMEA-MOROCCO-Kenitra
Project to implement gIMM-PROCS system for the production of parts of P21 model.
OEM: PSA

PROCS ASIA-INDIA-Chennai
Project to implement a new production line for Bi3 model.
OEM: FORD

LINCS EMEA-GERMANY-Celle
JIS project to supply parts for new vehicles A/C 238 that will be produced by Mercedes in Bremen manufacturing site in Hall 93.
OEM: DAIMLER

LINCS EMEA-SPAIN-Almussafes
Project to adapt current system to customer new requirements regarding production labels of JIT pre-series orders and the integration of OEM forecast files.
OEM: FORD

April 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

Our personal and work lives keep impacted by CoVid-19. However this situation is also bringing out the best of ourselves. This month part of the GIMM team has been highly involved in the Solidarity HACKATHON that built in 24 hours a fully application to optimize the distribution of fresh food to vulnerable people T-Mercabarna Solidaria . It has been a very comforting and demanding experience that valued our skills as a team. Great teamwork and decisions have been the key to not only succeed but also to create more than the minimum valuable product even with the whole team working from home. Another key factor has been T-Systems’ infrastructures and collaborative tools that made this experience, and our day to day from March 13th, much easier LinkedIn T-Systems Iberia , #tsibcovidchallenges, #peoplemakeithappen

In parallel, our projects go on all around the world, from China to USA through Turkey, Slovakia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Mexico and, of course, Spain. GIMM Development team keep working as well releasing new functionality and bug fixes. During April, two cumulative updates on GIMM 4.0 were released, CU074 and CU075, and one on Runblocks, CU017, that includes the new connector to Renault PSPv. All available in our Customer Area page.

Please stay safe. We wish you and your families the best.
PROCS EMEA-SPAIN-Arevalo
Project that will implement PROCS software solution for controlling kitting and pick-to-light processes. Current LINCS system in the plant will inform PROCS about the OEM JIS production orders through the already predefined interface between both systems. Project will also implement additional new ECS workstations in current LINCS sequencing for Citroen C4.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-SOUTH AFRICA-Cape Town
Project for the implementation of a new line for the production of M254 DAIMLER engine.
OEM: Daimler

PROCS EMEA-SLOVAKIA-Hlohovec
Project to implement new workstations in current line producing parts for Porsche Cayenne.
OEM: Porsche

PROCS EMEA-TURKEY-Kocaeli
Project to configure new workstations on current line to produce parts for Hyundai I20.
OEM: Hyundai

PROCS EMEA-SLOVAKIA-Lozorno
Project to adapt current LINCS installation to sequence parts of new Skoda Karoq model.
OEM: Volkswagen

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Mlada Boleslav
Project to implement additional workstations that will be producing parts for Audi Q3 and a new line for BMW U06 model.
OEM: Volkswagen, BMW

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pardubice
Project to configure new workstations on current line producing parts for BMW i20 and to implement a new line that will produce parts for Hyundai I20.
OEM: BMW, Hyundai

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Foshan
Project to implement a new line in the existing installation.
OEM: Ford

PROCS AMERICA-USA-Columbus
Project for the implementation of new stations for Nitro line. Current process flow will be modified as well.
OEM: Cummins

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro QRJ
Project to implement a new line. The changes will be configured by the customer.
OEM: Audi

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-San Luis Potosi
Project to implement a new line for NISSAN Qashqai. The changes will be configured by the customer.
OEM: Nissan

March 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

These days all our lives are impacted by CoVid-19. As a precautionary measure, all our team is working from home since March 13th. Nevertheless all GIMM Services continue uninterrupted. This month we have received projects to implement new lines all around the world: Russia, China, South Africa, France, and Czech Republic. Others are expanding their current lines with new workstations or requesting new functionalities that will be developed by our team in the next weeks.

We have also released two new GIMM 4.0’s CUs, CU72 and CU73 adding new functionality and solving some bugs, and one for RUNBLOCKS, CU016, including several improvements in the configuration tool.

We hope this virus will be contained soon and that life resumes normally for all of us.

Please stay safe. We wish you and your families the best.
PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro SJI
PROCS project to change labels' format with two different different formats depending on the recipient and for the same part.
OEM: GM

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Haining
PROCS project to implement a new line.
OEM: BJEV

LINCS AMERICA-USA-Spartanburg
LINCS project to integrate a flat file downloaded from BMW's Azure platform. The file will be used to sequence parts in Degraded Mode when communication between BMW and LINCS is down, and no DCO files (calloff) are received.
OEM: BMW

PROCS AMERICA-USA-Columbus
PROCS project to implement new workstations in current line.
OEM: JOHN DEERE

PROCS EMEA-RUSSIA-Kaluga
PROCS project to implement a new line for Ford Sant Petersburg.
OEM: FORD

PROCS EMEA-ITALY-Terni
PROCS project to implement new workstations in current line producing for FIAT Pomigliano factory. The changes will be configured by the plant.
OEM: FIAT

PROCS EMEA-SOUTH AFRICA-Cape Town
PROCS project to implement a new line. The changes will be configured by the plant.
OEM: FORD

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Mlada Boleslav
PROCS project to implement a new line to produce parts for AUDI Q7. The changes will be configured by the plant.
OEM: AUDI

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pardubice
PROCS project to implement a new line to produce parts for I20 DP line in BMW Dingolfing.
OEM: BMW

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Henin Beaumont
PROCS project to implement a new line to produce parts for Kangoo ZE 2020 in Douai car Factory.
OEM: RENAULT

February 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

Production plants usually need to be upgraded as their products change or evolve. For this reason it is essential that MES software is flexible and easily adaptable. Production control and traceability installations with PROCS have this capability. Once the plant is initially setup, it is very common that it keeps implementing small changes to add new lines, new workstations, and changes on current lines’ workflow to adapt PROCS all along the plant’s life cycle, thus incrementing its ROI. This have been the case of several of our customers in February.

Additionally 2 CUs have been released: GIMM 4.0’s CU71 that adds new functionality regarding PROCS plant interconnection, and to WebSTOCS, the working interface of our Warehouse Management System; The second cumulative update applies to RUNBLOCKS, CU015, that implements new functionality for PSA Corail.
PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro SJI
New PROCS adaptations to add new workstations in current line.
OEM: GM

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Bains sur Oust
New PROCS adaptations to add new workstations in current line.
OEM: PSA

PROCS EMEA-SLOVAKIA-Kosice
New PROCS adaptations to add new workstations in current line producing Daimler Klasse-S car model .
OEM: DAIMLER (Mercedes Benz)

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pardubice
New PROCS adaptations to add new workstations in current line producing BMW Serie1 car model .
OEM: BMW

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Saint Michel
New PROCS project to implement a new line for PSA D41 project.
OEM: PSA

PROCS ASIA-INDIA-Chennai
New PROCS project to implement a new line.
OEM: FORD

PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Dongguan
New PROCS adaptatios to add new workstations to current line.
OEM: BYTON

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Meru
New PROCS project to implement a new line that will produce parts for the car model Opel Moka X 2020.
OEM: OPEL/PSA

PROCS AMERICA-USA-Louisville
New PROCS adaptatios to change current flow of two lines in the plant.
OEM: FORD

January 2020


Barcelona, month summary.

New Year, new projects, new GIMM Module, new publication... First of all, have you heard about the GIMM boxes? It’s our new innovation project on IOT development platforms that allow to implement any functions desired. You can read more about it on T-Systems Iberia blog, www.t-systemsblog.es/gimm. Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.

We are also starting to develop a new Synchron connector for RSA. This JIT module will receive production data from Renault PSFv servers. As the others GIMM EDI modules, it will be able to work autonomously or together with LINCS. Please refer to SOLUTIONS>MODULES page for more details.

Several deployment projects are starting this month as well, many of them are plant’s self-implementations of PROCS. This means that the plant configures the system to add new workstations or change production or traceability parameters on their own. GIMM team review the project planned changes in the beginning and then validates the final installation to ensure quality and zero errors. This project modality has less economic impact on the customer as well as more time flexibility.

To finalize, two GIMM 4.0 cumulative updates have been released in January, CU069 and CU070, and are available on download center for our customers.
PROCS ASIA-CHINA-Haining
Project to implement a new line. Some of the workstations will also be shared with other projects.
OEM: TESLA

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-Queretaro SJI
Several projects to implement new workstations and changes in the configuration of the lines that are producing for GM and FCA car factories in Fort Wayne (USA).
OEM: GM, Fiat Chrysler

PROCS AMERICA-MEXICO-San Luis Potosi
Project to add new workstations that will produce parts for Tesla and for Nissan. The changes will be autoimplemented by the plant.
OEM: TESLA & NISSAN

PROCS EMEA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Pisek
Project to implement a new line that will produce parts for Volvo. The changes will be autoimplemented by the plant.
OEM: VOLVO

LINCS EMEA-ROMANIA-Pitesti
Project to implement the necessary changes in the configuration in order to sequence new car models XJI, BJI, LJI, RJI, and LZF to Dacia.
OEM: Dacia

PROCS EMEA-FRANCE-Auchel
New GIMM installation that will implement 2 lines to produce parts for Renault model XFK and Mercedes VS11 at MCA factory in Maubeuge.
OEM: Renault & Mercedes

LINCS EMEA-FRANCE-Vernon
Project to migrate current system to the last version, including, Runblocks and LINCS UI recent versions, and to implement the new car model flow in current LINCS sequencing system.
OEM: PSA