|This document summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by an Aerospace parts manufacturer in order to introduce
full-accountability into their assembly processes. The MES/MOM delivered “integrity of process” by providing a control system which managed all aspects of the assembly process; and created a closed-loop of accountability, delivering the desired results every-single-time.
A critical aspect to the achievement of their goal was the management of a new assembly line workforce.
The true test of the dependability on the MES/MOM system was it empowered operators with little to no experience to build sophisticated electronic components to the highest quality standards. It is also noteworthy that the MES/MOM was able to be integrated and operational in a very short time frame in less than four (4) days.
|Aerospace OEM Electronics Supplier to Boeing|
|The quick integration and configuration of the plant floor management system was possible given the turn-key nature of the MES/MOM software, which is accessible from any web browser on any computer, tablet or Smartphone. The client was extremely relieved and impressed when they saw the system installed and operational within four (4) days, i.e. an inexperienced workforce was producing high-quality ‘safety critical’ parts within a week.
The solution was to scale-up the proven MES/MOM system in order to ensure plant-wide error-proofing in all processes on the assembly lines, be it by tool or device, or human. The manufacturing execution system contributed to an over-all paradigm shift by introducing a culture of ‘full-accountability’ into the customer’s manufacturing operations.
"…PINpoint taught us what accountability of process really means, the financial value of that and how to maximize the benefit of the assembly equipment we already owned."
~ Aerospace OEM Supplier
The Aerospace manufacturer was able to use the MES/MOM to configure the communications presented to assembly line workers in a way most meaningful to them, with easy to understand paperless work instructions including pictures, graphics, and videos demonstrating the tasks they are to perform. Line workers were guided step-by-step, with the MES/MOM verifying each and every step for conformity.
|Production process data.
Fastening data (Torque and angle).
Line worker credentials data.
Andon communications data.
|Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)|