Digital Transformation Applied to Bauxite and Alumina Business System – BABS 4.0
Wednesday 22nd May 14:15 - 14:35
The Bauxite and Alumina Business System (BABS) is implemented in Norsk Hydro mining and refinery units in Brazil. The system has five principles: Standardized Work Processes, Defined Costumer and Suppliers Relations, Optimized Flow, Dedicated Times, and Visible Leadership. In view of the various benefits derived from Digital Transformation, it was observed an opportunity to incorporate new technologies into quality management processes, maximizing productivity, improving working conditions and product quality. Through A3 thinking methodology, an analysis of the initial condition was carried out and a complete restructuring of management system governance was proposed, adopting Industry 4.0 tools in routine management. The work implementation was divided in four stages: proof-of-concept development, pilot project, capacity-building and site-wide implementation. All solutions were developed with Office 365® features, eliminating paper usage routinely and ensuring up-to-date information in real-time for all system users.
Speaker: Israel Oliveira Rocha, Quality Specialist at Hydro Paragominas
Industrial Engineer, Specialist in Quality Engineering, Master Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma. Experience of 16 years management of productive processes. Currently, as a Management System specialist, at Hydro Paragominas, I act as support for the various areas in bauxite extraction, focusing on Lean tools, digital transformation and industry 4.0