Factory Poka Yoke Software
Make picking errors history.
Many manufacturers suffer from inaccurate inventory balances because it is difficult to capture material usage on the shop floor at the point of use. Automatic back flushing is sometimes overused and improperly implemented. True material cost---especially for high priced items---is unknown. Timing problems make it difficult to reconcile computer balances with what is really on hand.
Other shops struggle with guaranteeing that employees are completing assembly operations correctly. In other words, are they using the right parts in right quantities? Six Sigma and other Lean initiatives require that foolproofing, sometimes called poka yoke, is part of the process.
The ShopVue MES Component Control module offers a shop-friendly interface for machine operators and assemblers to validate and record the materials they use. Through configuration, the user interface is unique to each process that you want to control. Touchable controls and bar code scanning reduce the time employees spend at the terminal and reduce or eliminate the margin of error.
The ShopVue MES Console Issue Material screen. The Console only displays the items that are required at this operation. ShopVue shows inexpensive or bulk-issued items in grey, for reference only.
With Component Control, you can:
- Display materials required at each operation.
- Capture quantities, lot and serial numbers, and as-built data.
- Scrap components and return excess to stock.
- Require operators to scan parts to verify the correct component.
- Halt operations until the right materials are indicated.
- Update inventory balances in your ERP at the point-of-use.
Operators and assemblers can substitute one part for another. ShopVue can use validation logic so that substitutions are limited to very specific situations.
ShopVue checks issue quantities against validation rule sets to insure that assemblers are using the correct quantities.
If a part is lot controlled, ShopVue can require assemblers to specify the lot or serial number being used for traceability.
Ad Hoc Material
Assemblers can use parts not specified on the original BOM.
Single Button Confirmation
Assemblers easily confirm the planned quantity by pressing a button automatically labeled with the default quantity.
Material Issue Summary Report
For the selected order, this report lists the details of each material issued.
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About ShopVue: ShopVue is a shop floor data collection system that provides a fast, friendly and foolproof user experience. Our MES software works with your ERP such as SAP; Oracle; Dynamics NAV, GP, or AX; Infor Syteline, XA, Point.Man, ForthShift; Macola ES; BPCS; PRMS and more.