Manufacturing Use Cases

Maintenance ANDON

 

One of the common outcomes of capturing downtime is a disagreement between operations and maintenance over responsibility.

 

Our Maintenance ANDON application captures the alert-respond-repaired events in a workflow, gives you inside into MTBF and MTTR and helps streamline the maintenance processes.

Production Scheduling

Scheduling is the process to arranging, controlling and optimizing work and workloads in a production process or manufacturing process. Scheduling is used to allocate plant and machinery resources, plan human resources, plan production processes and purchase materials.

Accurate Production Scheduling requires visibility into every aspect of the manufacturing operation for equipment, materials and resources. ISA-95 is the only data model that provides that. 

Electronic Batch Records

An electronic batch record provides proof that an organization properly handles and records all critical steps to produce each batch of a product, whether entered electronically or manually. This record includes data associated with operators, the manufacturing process, equipment, materials, and supplies.

Warehouse Management

Warehouse management encompasses the principles and processes involved in running the day-to-day operations of a warehouse. At a high level, this includes receiving and organizing warehouse space, scheduling labor, managing inventory and fulfilling orders.

Managing inventory and restocking levels with Materials Resource Planning are crucial to have interfaced with other applications like Scheduling and Order Execution. Just because there's no manufacturing line in the warehouse doesn't mean it isn't part of your operations.

Track and Trace 

Most organizations require Traceability for regulatory requirements, but a properly built Track and Trace solution provides vital information about your processes and efficiency as well. 

The ability to trace your product history through each material, machine and human interaction is critical for product safety, managing recalls and essential for full supply chain integration. 

Genealogy

When a quality excursion happens, do you know instantly what your risk exposure is? How long does it take you to determine the scope of your recall? Do you have the confidence in the recall window or do you add 25% on each end to be sure? Whether you're making hamburgers or medical devices. Genealogy is a critical part of both continuous improvement, risk management and supply chain integration. 

It's not a matter of what it costs, it's a matter of what it may cost you to not have it.