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Build Traceability

Build Traceability

Implement traceability at a serialised part level

 

Do you have compliance requirements with end-to-end traceability?

High-end manufacturers and safety-critical parts or products often need to extend traceability to serialised parts. This end-to-end traceability will help to achieve compliance and ensure the finished product has the correct part built-in -paramount for processes with high value parts, critical functionality or safety requirements.
 
Apply the Build Traceability module in Shopfloor-Online MES software to: 
  • Get complete traceability of manufacturing production
  • Record serial numbers of parts produced
  • Record the serial numbers of components used
  • Track the exact time each part goes through each manufacturing operation
 

Traceability

  • A complete traceability record in your MES software
  • Record the serial number of each part made at each point in production
  • Use scanners to read bar-code labels or use RFID tags
  • Generate serial numbers according to rules
  • Record the time of each operation on each machine for every part made
  • Each part/lot used is associated with each part made for two-way traceability

Material/component usage

  • Capture the serial numbers (or lot numbers if batch controlled) of components/materials used/assembled/consumed
  • Capture lot/serial numbers automatically from PLCs if required
  • Validate FIFO and use-by-dates rules

Enforce assembly steps

  • Capture and validate the manufacturing process steps
  • Capture and validate used materials/components/parts used against the Bill Of Materials (BOM)

Update inventory in the ERP in real-time

  • Link the MES software with the ERP system to inform the quantities of actual materials consumed rather than the more traditional back-flush methods
  • Implement end-to-end traceability – from raw materials and components through to finished goods, at a serialised part level
  • Eliminate errors – ensure the correct use of inventory, validate materials used against the BOM
  • Improve stock accuracy – update the ERP system with actual stock used and when it is used, rather than back-flushing
  • Reduce waste – prioritise the use of materials soon to expire, implement proper FIFO

Electronics

►GTECH case study
Gaming technology manufacturer achieves compliance with full assembly history of every machine in Shopfloor-Online MES.

Sustainable Energy

►Sunpower case study
Solar technology manufacturer gains full traceability and can track issues throughout the supply chain back to the raw material with the Build Traceability module.

The Build Traceability functionality of Shopfloor-Online MES requires the Inventory module to know inventory before it is used. Get more value from the module by using it in conjunction with other applications:
  • Traceability – Consumption - to take traceability to the level of lot controlled materials
  • Quality – to perform Quality checks on serialised parts and maintain a traceability record