12 - 14 Nov 2024

Case: Certainli – The straightforward way to a compliant Bill of Material

DeLaval saves weeks of work with Certainli's automation of certificates for critical components. Through simple and efficient collection of component certificates already in the prototype stage, unnecessary manual work, compliance risks and costly late redesign could be eliminated.

For CE marking and other certification of technology products, test certificates need to be secured for critical components. This is currently a work that is characterised by time-consuming manual administration for engineers and compliance experts in many technology companies. The lack of the necessary component certificates is also often a source of delays in certification as well as costly component replacements and redesign of products at late stages of a product's journey to the market. 

Certainli's platform made it easy for DeLaval to check the availability and save the necessary test references for critical components when designing the first prototype of a product. In this way, a component that turned out not to fulfil the necessary requirements could be replaced at an early stage, thus avoiding costly and suboptimal redesigns at a later stage that would otherwise have occurred.  

Summarised benefits

  • Estimated total labour time saved: 2-3 weeks
  • More effective internal co-operation between Compliance and R&D
  • Reduction in lead time to reconcile and obtain component certificates: from days or weeks to hours.
  • avoided buying stocks of unusable components
  • Avoided costly redesign and component replacement at a later stage.
  • Avoided delay in time to market
  • Increased awareness and openness of engineers about compliance work
  • Safe and efficient management and tracking of compliance documentation for critical components throughout the product development process, its life cycle and for future audits.

Conservatively estimated total savings: approx. 100 000 SEK.

DeLaval was founded 140 years ago by visionary Gustaf de Laval who patented the milk separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and is represented in more than 100 countries. They are a global leader in integrated solutions for milk production. 

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