We talked to Dr. Eyal Kaufaman on how QualityLine powers manufacturing quality and efficiency globally, and this is what he had to say.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: My family and I are doing well. Thank you.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded QualityLine?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: I have 25 years of senior management experience in Engineering and Quality management of leading industrial companies like Mobileye and Cardo Systems. I created QualityLine, where we live and breathe production lines. After conducting extensive research on the challenges of quality control in manufacturing, my team and I know what it takes to establish a line and consistently produce high-quality products.
How does QualityLine innovate?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: QualityLine’s AI automated data integration and analytics technology managed to solve a significant problem related to the digital transformation into the manufacturing industry. Our patented solution enables integration with any manufacturing data sources. We genuinely enable the manufacturers to globally gain control over their entire manufacturing operation and understand precisely where the problem came from, thus enabling them to produce better quality parts at a reduced cost and prevent recall incidents. The manufacturer can also monitor the actual manufacturing process, even if a third party provides it.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: Our customers face challenges such as disruptions across supply chains of parts and raw materials, reduced workforce, social distancing, employee safety measures, sales cut in some areas, and extreme pressure to cut operational costs. However, using QualityLine remote monitoring enables our customers to keep fully operating their factories in every plant location worldwide. Adopting our AI analytics technology, and specifically actionable insights that arise from data provides our customers with complete visibility to quickly and accurately diagnose problems on the floor and solve issues that would impact the whole production line. We’re working hard to ensure our solution can improve efficiency and better navigate this pandemic crisis.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: We kept our team members on board and did not lay them off. We believe in long term commitment with our team and customers.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: Well, I am getting up very early in the morning and riding my bike in the mountains with a great view and flowers.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: My competitors are big analytics companies that offer manufacturing analytics to manufacturers besides many other analytics solutions to other sectors. The thing is that none of my competitors offer automated data integration that will save time, money and guarantee better data selection. Also, QualityLine focuses on quality improvement in manufacturing. We’re the best analytics to integrate and analyze testing and repair data from any factory worldwide.
Your final thoughts?
Dr. Eyal Kaufaman: As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more industrial sectors are under pressure to reduce operational costs by improving efficiency. As manufacturers adjust to a ‘new normal,’ they’ll need to think through the implications, including dealing with a reduced workforce, social distancing, and other critical issues that an advanced analytics solution can help dealing with.