Sustainable manufacturing is the key to a lean shop and a manageable factory floor. Work order and job packets can be reduced or eliminate manufacturing costs by saving paper and labor time. At the touch of a button, documents within (or outside of) the FACTIVITY system can be called up by the operator. By our unique approach of document delivery of files to the factory workers, our paperless manufacturing module can provide electronic documents that capture important quality data by the operator or from the equipment or machine automatically during processing.
Beyond shop floor data collection software and document management software, paperless documents have the benefit of eliminating the time and cost of compiling job packets. Work can be completed through touch screen data collection terminals by an operator, and FACTIVITY creates the electronic signature needed for accountability.
Presenting the operator with our specialized document group helps focus the worker on only the information needed to complete his/her task. Documents might include CAD and PDF drawings, special work instructions and/or quality data capture. Many of our customers simplify data capture through our customizable templates. These templates are electronic documents which are created by you through our easy-to-use drag/drop touchscreen template builder facility.
Data capture can be via touch screen or automatic machine interface from measuring devices, weigh scales, PLC, etc. It can provide non-conformance alarms when measures and data captured is outside of pre-determined tolerances.
Templates can also provide the back bone to Material Review Board MRB reporting of work in process that needs to be evaluated for possible scrap or rework. Paperless inspectors can view the MRB in/out on an electronic tracking board and make the appropriate decision on the disposition of the materials reviewed.
Other documents can deliver equipment instructions to the machine interface directly at the touch of a button. For example, a Part Program to a CNC or other program controlled device. Document buttons can also deliver a specific part or components from an automated inventory picking system for accurate and timely deliver to automation equipment.
Beyond paperless time tickets, job packets, drawings, quality sheets…is the paperless window into the factory via the Web based query facility in our FACTVIEW. The machine, labor, part and job real-time queries in FACTVIEW provide a quick, effective, no cost method of having personnel in other areas of the factory keep track of activity on the floor without a license fee. So…
- Quality can see what is coming up for inspection at no cost
- Maintenance can see the line-up of work for scheduling downtime at no cost
- Customer service can evaluate estimated delivery dates at no cost
- Materials Management can increase their visibility and improve error proofing with lot tracing and lot tracking
- Production Management can see OEE Dashboards and Labor Daily Job Tickets at their desk at no cost