Introducing the client
Our client is a global company. Its core business is the manufacturing of medical devices and technologies that aim to improve the state of chronically ill patients.
Brief project description
As a part of a pilot project, Com-Forth Kft. developed a web-based interface to record, track, and categorize good and defective products on the production lines and to report defective products based on various criteria.
This technology replaces the existing solution that is based on manual counting and paper-based recording of manufactured and defective products. As a result of the web-based system, not only can the operators work more easily and at an increased speed but the solution also enables real time production monitoring and traceability.
The solution of Com-Forth Kft.
Web-based reports can be displayed on desktop PCs, tablets, or smartphones.
A tablet is available at all the production lines that enable operators to manually record the number of defective products while also specifying the cause.
The interface provides two input languages – English and the local language.
The system also provides a number of predefined reports. These can display defective products by machine, by reason, by shift, or even by operator.
The log data go back to the deployment of the system. Long-term trend reports show the history of defect categories. The data can also be used to analyze the effectiveness of individual production lines.
The interface provides the following standard reports:
Why Com-Forth Kft.? – Testimonials
“At first we chose Com-Forth, solely because of good cooperation and support in other tasks, but after longer cooperation on project ‘scrap collection’, we were satisfied by customer orientation, positive attitudes, professional approaches and knowledge of Com-Forth.”
Planned additional projects
A group level decision was taken to extend the system in operation at one site to the entire group. This covers over 100 production lines in five countries.
The new system will automatically directly collect data from the production lines to eliminate the possibility of human error.
As an added functionality the new system will include an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) calculation.