Now, what if we turned these stories around? What if you could not only track animals, but you could also use feedback to direct animals where to go to find food, or avoid traffic, or have endangered species avoid predators? What if you could not only track criminals, but you could conduct predictive policing, using analysis and feedback to avoid crime in the first place, either by warning prospective victims or by directing potential criminals to alternative decisions? Similarly, in manufacturing, what if we can utilize information gathered in the manufacturing process to help direct activity and lead to higher yield, higher asset utilization, lower scrap, lower customer returns and lower cost of quality?
With VIA’s Man-IT software, we approach traceability as a tool, not only to provide evidence of actions which have already occurred, but also to use that information to guide current and future actions within the manufacturing operations. Man-IT helps decide what to make next, and how many to make. Man-IT helps decide which operations are bottlenecks and in need of adjustment. Man-IT helps decide which operations are hampered by unplanned downtime, and in need of attention. Man-IT helps ensure that products are made to specification, using proper components, following proper routing, and within tolerances. Man-IT directs materials requiring inspection to the appropriate holds, and Man-IT helps make sure the materials are contained until all approvals are met.
So, by integrating the evidence gathering with the manufacturing execution, Man-IT can analyze what has already been done, and feedback direction to the process in order to drive optimal performance.
VIA Information Tools provides proven solutions to those challenges that every manufacturing company faces. Focused Client Support and Maintenance teams are available 24/7 for consultation and guidance. Our a strong client relationship team has a singular focus that is dedicated to successful results gained from the methodical implementation of growth strategies.