Published By - Brian Curtis

6 Ways That Error-Proofing Protects Your Manufacturing Business

6 Ways Error-Proofing Protects your manufacturing business | YourTechDiet

Whether it’s small product’s manufacturing defects that get past inspection or a missed alert that results in machine failure, there is a cost to your company when an error is made. That’s why it’s better to prevent errors from ever happening. A system that “operationalizes” business and production processes with fundamental error-proofing protects your business from errors.

Following are some of the few ways this kind of system helps you reduce errors in you manufacturing:

  • Relying on a Single Source of Truth

Having all company and production data in one database means that an order initiated in the system is linked directly to the unique customer record for that order and all associated business objects including (but not limited to) material orders, process routings, production operations, quality activities, labeling, and final shipping. Therefore, there is less chance of an error.

  • Applying Rigorous Track and Trace Methodology

A system that uses rigorous track and trace methodology throughout governs operational behavior. Barcode scanners and printers record and document every step from receipt to movement to inspection ensuring accurate printing of labels for shipping. For every action on the shop floor, there is a transaction in the system.

  • Ensuring Production and Quality Control

Tying operations in the system to a production control plan creates evidence documentation for your customer to approve, and it doubles as the error-proofing control mechanism that governs operation. Each operation has defined input materials, work center machines, tooling, and inspection procedures and frequency to ensure that no out-of-spec material or equipment is used. Alerts are sent to a supervisor if an attempt is made to override or circumvent the control plan.

  • Enforcing Customer and Industry Compliance

Compliance with customer and manufacturing industry requirements and regulations requires a significant amount of work and rigorous management. Keeping up to date with changing requirements while keeping the business operating profitably and in compliance is critical. A system that takes the risk out of compliance can provide peace of mind for company leaders who are accountable for, but not necessarily in control of, compliance procedures.

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