To succeed in manufacturing, companies need the aptitude to innovate and the capability to flawlessly execute. Effective execution of these qualities results in the delivery of the right new product to the right market, faster than the competition. Manufacturers operating on a global scale are further challenged to innovate and collaborate across multiple geographies while ensuring consistent production and product quality, regardless of point of manufacture, all while maintaining brand integrity and achieving regulatory compliance at the lowest total cost.
Realizing a Paperless Manufacturing Environment
Apriso’s FlexNet 9.6 more readily supports conversion to paperless manufacturing environments. Enhanced role-based electronic work instructions (eWI) can more easily be updated by business users, without the need for IT involvement. This eWI improvement is especially useful for manufacturers in highly regulated industries including aerospace and defense, medical device and automotive, as it allows for greater process reusability and standardization across sites, simplifying continuous improvement without impacting current orders.
“Paper-based processes cannot keep pace with the rate of change and fluid nature of today’s manufacturers that work across sites with a global supply chain. What typically results are wasted resources, costs, time and effort, severely limiting global process and quality standardization,”
Accelerating New Product Introduction (NPI)
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Support for Windows 8
Apriso's FlexNet offers a unified suite of manufacturing software applications that lets organizations better synchronize their global operations – within the plant, between plants, and across their product supply network. As a Windows 8 application, FlexNet 9.6 will continue to support Apriso’s strategy of offering seamless integration to Microsoft applications and Windows users by providing an infrastructure for its customer’s mobile, desktop and shop floor devices. Apriso’s FlexNet 9.6 also offers mobile access for Apple and Android users.
To summarize, FlexNet version 9.6 offers the following benefits:
Better support for paperless manufacturing:
■ Easier modification of role-based electronic work instructions (eWI) by line-of-business users
■ Track quality defects with Visual Quality Defect Tracking (vQDT), a visual digital representation of where quality defects occur for quality improvement
■ Expanded real-time visibility into manufacturing process performance and intelligence
Accelerated New Product Introduction (NPI):
■ Expanded business process re-use, standardization and collaboration
■ Better change and process management capabilities for continuous process improvement
■ Greater linking of manufacturing process definitions from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to ease process adherence and enforcement
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