Production traceability across the entire supply chain
traceability of multi-factory processes
Quality along the entire supply chain
has highest priority at globally networked enterprises. To meet this
requirement iTAC delivers supply chain traceability in all production processes
and at all sites, from planning though production to goods dispatch.
enterprises want to be in a position to guarantee consistent high quality and
zero PPM production, despite having a wide range of product variants. This can
be a challenge, because a high level of product variance tends to lead to
production defects. At the same time, they are keen to prevent call-back
campaigns, which are both costly and have a damaging effect on image.
The necessary quality can be
implemented with a comprehensive quality assurance concept, as well as process
management and optimization technology. All processes have to be planned and
implemented to specification, and minor deviations have to be promptly recognized
and interpreted. Ensuring gap-free traceability for all components is a complex
Putting a stop to defects
has developed a solution for the quasi real time recognition, analysis and
evaluation of defects during the manufacturing process. It contributes to
defect prevention and guarantees the
active traceability of material batches and components as far as the finished
product by way of multi-factory measurement, process and defect data acquisition.
This necessitates bi-directional coupling to the ERP system with process
traceability function is designed for traceability along the entire supply
chain. The MES’s server/database system is installed in a central data center
to which the individual production sites are linked. The MES is based on
cloud-capable web services and the various production sites are connected to
the central data center via VPN/MPLS. As a result, data from all the factories
can be stored in a central database.
many of the suppliers in the supply chain are also integrated, the MES can be
used to acquire supplier process data. This data is freely definable and can be
assigned to the individual semi-finished and finished products across all
structural levels. Then, the data is evaluated for consistent traceability.
Multi-factory traceability is an important factor of success in efforts to
achieve zero defect production.
Therefore, the MES facilitates gap-free
documentation and traceability, as well as transparency of production processes
along the entire supply chain. Defect prevention, compliance with OEM
specifications, control of variant diversity and a standard production KPI
system are the key outcomes of total supply chain production management.
benefits at a glance:
Traceability of all production processes in the supply chain
Acquisition of data on components
Process data from the individual production stations
Temporal traceability of production steps
Storage of individually identifiable and non-individually
Process interlocking in cases of misidentification and
incorrect measurement values or deviations from specifications
Integration of supplier batch information
Clear identification numbers for every primary