Manufacturing a Quality Product
We’ve all been there.
We’ve all purchased a product only to have it fall apart or be of lesser quality than we imagined when we bought it.
How can you make sure your product isn’t one of those?
Ask yourself these questions and answer honestly:
- What process do you have to follow to get your product from the first to the last step when you sell it to the customer?
- Do all your processes stop there or do you have an after-sales process for warranties, refunds or repeat purchases?
- During each stage of production, what checks are required and what standards need to be met?
- Are these to ensure your item conforms to all accreditation requirements and industry standards and is sold exactly as intended?
These are some of the questions that can make each process a little bit more difficult to manage if they’re not properly controlled or audited.
Improve Your Product
Each process can be organised into easy-to-follow stages for your employees.
At each stage, the work order process must be acknowledged and finished correctly to ensure it performs as required. Any quality checks can be recorded and referred to at a later stage.
A well-designed work order process can improve your product by ensuring quality is consistent and that each item passes inspection throughout.
With an improved manufacturing MRP process, there will be additional benefits to the business.
These benefits include a streamlined manufacturing process, better overall productivity, higher quality product with minimal warranty claims and improved business reputation.
Work Order Processes
As a manufacturer in a small-to-medium-sized business, you will already have many different work order processes in place.
What Accentis Enterprise can do for your business is formalise your work order processes. This is so they can be structured, repeated and used to attain certification and accreditation in your industry.
Implementing a new system in a manufacturing plant can be a daunting task, especially considering the number of people involved at different stages. It is normal to hesitate and to fall back on old processes.
However, an improved work order process will also improve product reliability and save the business money.
One of the harder aspects of creating a new work order process is to work out what stages are in the existing process. If there is nothing written down for future reference each time an item is manufactured, it can be a surprise to find out how many steps in the process there are.
Accentis Enterprise can easily record and report on each stage of progress as items are fabricated, working closely if required with the WMS. If required, a supervisor can ensure the process is to standard before handing things off to the next stage.
Costing Product Process
A further benefit to having Accentis Enterprise manage your work order process is the ability to forecast and correct the costing of each step.
Accentis is a fully-integrated ERP solution for manufacturers, which allows many different modules to communicate data across multiple locations, time-frames and employees. All this information is easily displayed in a work order console.
The costing for each process can be calculated easily at the start of any work order and, upon completion, used for quotations to get more jobs with the correct profit margin.
Each work order can be broken into individual work centres, which complete certain steps and account for each staff member. A work centre can consist of a work bench, a specialised machine or a select staff member.
Accentis Enterprise has the capability to look at an entire work order, to know what products are required from stock and what needs to be ordered to complete the work order. It can also tell you where in the process you can reach with components on-hand, saving you time and allowing work to commence.
Quality Accredited Product
When you’re required to show the quality control steps for each process either for a government agency or for an industry standard, Accentis Enterprise has you covered in more ways than one.
Even if you are not required to adhere to strict standards, you can easily improve your work processes. The quality of the finished product will be enhanced simply by using the features that are available to you.
When you know how each step in your work order gets processed, you are usually able to save time and money. This is due to innovative and automatic changes that Accentis controls by default.
Accentis Enterprise has a robust audit database, which helps to maintain records used in quality control reporting. As industry standards, certifications and accreditations change, a history and an examination of work processes can help to achieve and maintain them.
By using Accentis Enterprise to manage your work processes in your manufacturing business, you can introduce time-saving and streamlined work practices.
The more data you collect before, during and after manufacturing your product, the bigger the impact will be on your business.
If you stake your business’ reputation on the quality of your products, you need to ensure your work order processes are adhered to.
Accentis Enterprise will help your manufacturing business by instilling a process environment to meet your needs. How many processes do you use within your business?
Are you ready to make more money for your business?
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