SMTA International Conference Proceedings


Author: John Stimadorakis
Company: AMT Technology Contractor
Date Published: 10/24/2010   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: With the globalization of markets and growing regulatory requirements, there has never been a greater need to disseminate and collect information across the shop floor and the enterprise in either real or near real time. Companies are finding that a paper environment does not provide the nimbleness needed to execute today’s adaptive business models which are required in a rapidly changing manufacturing environment.

Fortunately, a variety of process and information technologies have emerged and intersected to provide economical solutions for today’s process management and product traceability needs. Electronic process trees and instructions can be used as collaborative information portals providing a wide range of capabilities. By strategically applying measured amounts of technology to achieve the operational nimbleness needed, a company can stay relevant in what is becoming a rapid globalization of markets and regulations. Presented in this session, the author will discuss: -The capabilities of an electronic process management-work instruction environment -Capturing business and manufacturing intelligence -Mining production data in real time -Economical migration from paper to paperless on the manufacturing floor -Implementation considerations and cost

Key words: Work Instruction, Process Management.

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