In the era of digitalization, Manufacturing & Quality departments are increasingly seeking more data and performance metrics to drive productivity and ensure quality & compliance. However, most of small to medium size enterprise systems are unable to keep up with the requirements of business & operational needs. As a result, most organizations still rely on spreadsheets to fill the gaps – they may be flexible and rapid to create, but they are manual, fragmented and lack data integrity – they are not scalable and can put business at risk, if key personnel leave.
Intelligent Data Capture
MetEQ retains the flexibility of spreadsheets but benefits from an easily configurable issue capture interface and personalized dashboards. Organizations can easily consolidate and digitalize their end-to-end issue capture, resolution and reporting processes to embed business intelligence and drive continuous improvement.
In this information edge, most of the manufacturing organizations have plenty of data especially generated from production, QC measurement. Many department heads and top management struggle with tedious and time consuming report compilation.
This situation becomes worst especially when it comes to month end. Large portion of time and effort is used for this non productive report compilation activities. However, the accuracy of the report is questionable because of high chance of human error. Furthermore, whenever there are changes or the need to customize report, IT personnel will be engaged to complete the task.
By using the latest technology, a plant performance dashboard could be designed to capture online information from various sources such as QC measurement system, process monitoring system, or simply from Excel spread sheet. The design of dashboard can be customized according to individual organization needs.
The system is so robust even allow users to make their own changes without the help from IT personnel. The information display on the dashboard may include quality status, delivery status, supplier quality performance, inventory of work in progress, actual cost vs standard cost, etc. Instant information could obtain without much hassle. Furthermore, the dashboard is “live” which allow users to interact with the data.
- Management has complete picture on what happening in the company without the need to chase department heads to submit report.
- Enable department heads to do more value added job instead of tedious report compilation.
- Allow fast improvement actions to be taken before the problem becomes worst.
- Better operational control result in higher customer satisfaction.
- Elimination of manual data entry and human error.
- Instant information on plant performance for immediate improvement actions.
- Hence improves profitability and cash flow.