Key considerations and best practices for smart, data-based decision making.
What do we mean when we talk about a quality platform? Your manufacturing organization needs to prioritize decisions that will bring the greatest business benefit and help you optimize production operations. A manufacturing quality platform enables you to digitize critical quality and process data so that you can gain strategic insights into your operations. To gain that insight, you must have access to your quality and process data in digital form. A well-designed quality platform can fuel a digital transformation for your entire manufacturing ecosystem.
The knowledge and visibility contained in your quality data powers strategic decision making—not just across one product or line, but across your entire enterprise. By taking quality data out of disjointed, discrete systems—and by automating how you collect and work with that data—you can uncover opportunities to:
What does this mean for you? For one, proactive quality insights reduce the number of nail-biting incidents that crop up. It can alert you to variances before they become defects—or worse, escapes. It can help you determine which areas of a line, facility, or region need the most attention. And it can help you establish best practices and propagate them across all your facilities.
It can be challenging to align your teams and gain the buy-in necessary for selecting the best cloud-based quality platform for your company. That’s why we created a step-by-step buyer’s guide—to ensure that your teams have all the information they need during this important process.
You run your manufacturing enterprise using a wide range of systems, each encompassing a slightly different business focus. The interconnectivity among these systems forms your unique enterprise application architecture.
The success of your manufacturing ecosystem depends on the health—and successful integration—of these systems.
How can a quality platform fit in with your MES, ERP, MOM, and QMS? As a purpose-built manufacturing quality platform, Enact® by InfinityQS® goes beyond the confines of traditional plant floor quality management. It enables you to strategically collect, visualize, centralize, standardize, and analyze data—whatever the source—and provide essential integrations with your other business systems to facilitate meaningful analysis and actionable insights.
Using Enact, you can automate the collection of quality data from other systems, then standardize and centralize it into a unified data repository. Why is this step so important?
With today’s advancements in digital technology, the best place to store this database—and your quality platform—is in the cloud. Doing so significantly reduces deployment and maintenance costs while increasing agility and supporting scalability.
Integration is a key tenet of the Enact quality platform. This integration takes multiple forms:
What capabilities should you demand in a quality platform? Remember, your quality and process data is your direct source for product quality and business insights. And that means different things to different people in your organization:
A quality platform provides a focused view of information each of these roles, when and where they need it. It delivers focused data insights efficiently and effectively, helping you optimize workflows, sort through today’s data “noise,” and save valuable time and resources.
Enact includes features—such as bubble charts and data stream grading—that make it easy to distill data across systems and locations, enabling the collaboration and prioritization that lead to dramatically effective results.
Enact empowers you to quickly realize the benefits of digital data collection and analysis. Start today with:
When choosing a quality platform, work with your provider to pin down exactly what you want from the platform:
The best way to launch a successful Enact deployment is via a targeted, small-scale deployment. By starting small—one filling or packaging operation, for example—you can experience Enact and build a foundational understanding of how your quality platform can work.
You begin by setting up an Enact subscription. Then, the in-app Quick Startup enables you to set up a simple data collection right away. You can immediatetly start collecting data and see how Enact works in your manufacturing production environment. When you encounter questions or need help, the Enact Guided Learning Center provides helpful videos and online tutorials.
You get to experience Enact’s dashboards, discuss feedback from your team, and evaluate the results of your initial setup. In other words, you get to see firsthand what Enact can do for you—and how it can help you extract meaningful business insights from your manufacturing quality data.
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