In order to move your Production Plant to a significantly higher level of organisation, WISE MES also includes a module to help your Production Plant implement a migration from paper records on production lines and to digitise the daily management process.
With the interactive touch-screen terminals and HMIs, and laptops/tablets etc, all production related records and logs at existing key recording points are directly entered into the WISE MES system.
A good example here of manual transfer of records would be the key-point checklists used across your production lines – all of these would be digitised, each linked to the correct Production Order and related material master and quality checks of the current run.
Each operator’s entries are translated to a central system for trending, audits and reports, and the previous traditional checklist charts can also be stored as PDFs for future audits or historical reviews. Each WISE MES Checklist is digitally signed by the Operator’s pin.
Required in your Operations for Quality Checks, Process Alignment and Regulatory Compliance objectives.
Key Functionality Objectives
From paper to digitisation: the production line operators have access to current documentation. These are linked already to the current Production Order and related control checks requiring recording by the operator, for that specific key-recording point. The correct process is enforced.
The production line can have the Production Order pushed to it by the system, so no paper Production Orders, plus easier Order substitution where change of production plan needs to happen.
Reduction in time compared to manual record keeping: a significant amount of required information is systematically setup in the form/checklist, leaving the minimal checks, measures or counts to be completed by the Operators. Or where possible, directly and completely by the system, where integration is possible.
Target to automate where possible: to read directly from machines, weighing, counters, measuring devices, validation & control devices. Ensuring reliability of the data, and real-time capture. This also records performance along with actual times.
Recording of Operator’s PIN or ID card.
Avoiding transcription after the event, or End Of Day, of production data from varying checklists, removes the delay factor and possible transcription errors or omissions.
The element of real-time capture raises issues of non-conformance earlier in the process, thus reducing waste and production loss.