Speaker: Conrad Leiva
Integration is a very important part of the supply chain—and of what we do. We integrate to engineering systems on one side and to the business and inventory procurement systems on the other side.
For example, if an engineering change affects several levels of sub-assemblies, it is important to inform internal operations so they can change the work instructions and send the corresponding information to the supply chain. These elements need to come together in the end. It is important to send communications with precise affectivities at revision level to make sure that at a certain point parts are made to the new revision level. In the final assembly, the correct revision needs to be incorporated into the product.
When a product is very complex, with multiple levels of assemblies and multiple tiers of suppliers, companies need the help of a good manufacturing system to keep all information together. Configuration and change management are critical.
With integration to engineering, Solumina ensures the right configuration of every component and revision. It ensures that any deviation from specification is approved and maintained in a build book and device history record for the product. It provides great relief for our customers, who love that all the information they need is available with the push of a button. Solumina replaces days or weeks of manual work to put books together.
At the end of the day, in order to compete in today’s digital manufacturing revolution, companies must find a solution to integrate all interfaces into one digital thread. Download our eBook to learn how Solumina can make this a reality.