We have created the following White Papers to help you understand how the VersaCall System can be integrated into all types of manufacturing processes.
This is a complex manufacturing operation which coordinates and links three subassembly lines with a final assembly line, quality inspection line and a rework operation. The completed units pass through a multi-station quality inspection operation. There is also a unit rework operation. To add to the complexity, for the sub-assembly lines there is minimal completed units to be a buffer between the subassembly line and the final assembly line. Below is an overview of the moving assembly line production environment.
Due to the complexity of the production process with work orders moving through multiple production lines, it is very difficult for management to achieve an accurate understanding of the status of work orders at any one time. Visibility on both the location of the work order on the production floor and time for completion of a work order is critical to production management to maintain management control over the production floor.
The production environment must support the build to order process. This results in daily changes to the mix of products required to be manufactured. This dynamic production schedule is further complicated by requirements to produce products in the order that they will be loaded into the truck trailers.
The production environment for this medical device manufacturer is a multi-station manual assembly operation in a clean room. The completed products go through a quality review in the clean room and finished units are forwarded to a multi-step assembly operation which is outside the clean room.
The products move through multiple work flow assembly steps. Below is the layout of the clean room production floor. This results in a completed product that is forwarded for testing and packaging for shipment.