Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System Software
Product Tracking software systems can be expensive and complex to implement and support. If you are looking for comprehensive tracking software that is inexpensive and simple to setup and maintain download Unisoft's CELLS Workflow MES. We are confident you will like CELLS so we have made the first license free. There is nothing to buy just download the software now, add a routing for your product and start tracking your product today. If you need more then the 1st free license you can buy additional ones. Licenses are $280/year each or $840 each for perpetual licenses. These are floating licenses which enables you to share a single license with multiple users on any number of workstations in your plant as long as it is used at different times.
Unisoft for over 30 years leaders in Manufacturing Automation Software.
CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software is straight forward simple to setup yet powerful product and job tracking software for fast New Product Introduction (NPI). CELLS WORKFLOW MES has been used by our customers for over 30 years. The CELLS WORKFLOW MES software provides total traceability in manufacturing floor operations for compliance, customer requirements and regulatory standards. Compliance to both internal or external standards is a key factor in a manufacturers growth. CELLS WORKFLOW MES product tracking software collects real-time data for all your product builds electronic or non-electronic. At each step of the manufacturing process the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System makes the process more efficient and effective through the discipline it enforces. The system forces the workers to do things the right way. The end results are fewer errors and higher yields. For both board and box build deliver build instructions and collect quality data from your assembly process while performing in-process serial registration and enforced routing ensuring quality processes are implemented. Know the WIP status of every unit in any work order and have all build history data available.
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Unisoft CELL Workflow Software Overview Diagram
Easily create your production routings that specify the steps that are used to manufacture your product in minutes.
A simple straightforward Excel route builder creates new production process routings in minutes. Create new process routing from scratch or import an existing process routing then modify and export out as your new process routing. Once your process routing is created it's time for production to build your product as outlined in the next few pictures that follow.
The next few pictures that follow show features of CELLS and these example pictures used are for electronics manufacturing. However process is process and CELLS can be used in virtually any industry such as medical, chemicals, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, foods, apparel, textiles, etc. Simply display the documents specific to your products and industry directly on to the display or in organized menus.
The operator opens the work to be performed: Work can be open by bar code serial number, work order, WIP operation, defect, etc.
The operator has linked documents of virtually any type at their finger tips for each step in the process routing.
At each step in the process only the documents needed for that step are made available. Pop documents automatically to the screen display or if needed just make them available to the operator in selectable menus.
The operator can add sub-assemblies for box build or remove sub-assemblies for disassembly as allowed for that process step.
REPORTS: Management or operators as allowed can check status of a unit, work order or all Work In Process (WIP) on the production floor. Review history of shipped product and RMA. Details by serial number, operator, operation, time/date, etc.
The data CELLS WORFLOW collects can be stored in any ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) compliant database such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL, etc.
The data is open for queries such as routing progress status and quality. Data collected can be integrated into other systems such as MRP, ERP, etc.
CELLS WORKFLOW can be used in all types of industries. In the figure above for example for jet engine blade manufacturing.
CELLS WORKFLOW MES Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System — FACTORY FLOOR CONTROL SYSTEM
Unisoft CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software provides a complete Production Floor Product Tracking System that you can test drive today. CELLS WORKFLOW MES embodies a straight forward methodology for tracking product and reporting progress.
Unisoft, founded in 1985, offers powerful, full featured Manufacturing Execution System (MES) CELLS Workflow. CELLS WORKFLOW provides Plant Intelligence, lean manufacturing and integrates shop floor processes and critical data with ERP and management information systems. The CELLS WORKFLOW MES software provides total traceability in manufacturing floor operations for compliance, customer requirements and regulatory standards. Compliance to both internal or external standards is a key factor in a manufacturers growth.
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System has been in use on our customers production floors for over 30 years, a decade record of excellence (FDA compliant / UL and ETL certification support).
Small to large manufacturers now have the Factory Intelligence to increase overall efficiency in all critical areas of production with CELLS WORKFLOW. CELLS WORKFLOW MES is a surprisingly easy to use solution for tracking product, order status, collecting data, delivering documents and more.
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System is easy to implement, go-live in week one. Contact us for more information.
Building military, medical, consumer products, etc?
Need to track every job in your factory?
Need instant status of every work and sales order on your production floor?
Within an hour you will be tracking your first product.
Why Companies Choose Unisoft
CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software lets you manage and deliver:
- Real time Work In Process "WIP" inventory tracking as well as being able to enter fault data, trend, etc.
- Order Status — Deliver real time snapshot of status.
- Factory Intelligence — Tracks all work, job, or sales orders
- Materials Management — track material usage on the production floor.
- Labor — track labor on the production floor.
- Routings — forced or non-forced out of sequence.
- Out-of-the-box solution.
- Go-live in week one.
- Serialized or non-serialized lot product tracking. Even allows serialization in mid routing.
- FDA compliant electronic data collection and WIP tracking system.
- UL and ETL certification support.
- Fully internet enabled — Internet or Intranet integration.
- Open database — simplify integration with open architecture.
- Integrate to enterprise applications — share data with ERP, MRP and other executive systems.
- Manufacturing and Engineering Data Collection and analysis.
- Equipment and machine data logging and monitoring.
- Defect code logging.
- Production Step Cycle Times.
- Labor & Production hours.
- Tracks sub-assemblies as well as the main assembly.
- Document Delivery — online manufacturing documents of any type (PDF, HTML, Word, Video, etc.).
- Multiple product lines.
- Improve product quality/first passed yield.
- RMA tracking and rework lot tracking.
- Lot history and lot locator.
- Operator can find all work on production floor ready for their operation.
- Product traceability and history.
- SPC Process Control, Reports.
- Quality Defects & Trends.
- Roving inspections.
- Reduce manufacturing cycle time — speed of launch/time-to-market.
- Reduce inventory.
- Lot and batch numbers
- Work station inventory — parts used, parts needed and stock room report
- Computerized traveler
- Operator qualification status — limits operator to certain operations
- Reduce product development costs — lower manufacturing costs.
- Improved profits — increase revenues.
- Increase market share/penetration.
- Work station yields and scrap
- Reduce lead times.
- Bar code, RFID, GPS — integration with all types of automatic identification and data collection technologies ranging from bar codes, active and passive RFID, sensors, GPS satellite location, etc.
A possible next step in your evaluation is an informal online demo. To do the demo now or schedule one contact us.
Sample CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System Traveler Routing From Various Industries
INDUSTRY — ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
|$START||pass go to INCOMING INSPECTION|
|INCOMING INSPECTION||pass go to BOARD PREP or EF or MF or CNR|
|BOARD PREP||pass go to SERIALIZE UNITS or EF or MF or CNR|
|SERIALIZE UNITS||pass go to SMT PICK & PLACE TOP SIDE or EF or MF or CNR|
|SMT PICK & PLACE TOP SIDE||pass go to THRU HOLE INSERTION TOP SIDE or EF or MF or CNR|
|THRU HOLE INSERTION TOP SIDE||pass go to HAND ASSEMBLY PARTS or EF or MF or CNR|
|HAND ASSEMBLY PARTS||pass go to WAVE SOLDER or EF or MF or CNR|
|WAVE SOLDER||pass go to AUTOMATIC IN-CIRCUIT TEST or EF or MF or CNR|
|AUTOMATIC IN-CIRCUIT TEST||pass go to CAPTURE TEST DATA or EF or MF or CNR|
|CAPTURE TEST DATA||pass go to ATTACH SUB-ASSEMBLY|
|ATTACH SUB-ASSEMBLY||pass go to FUNCTIONAL TEST|
|FUNCTIONAL TEST||pass go to PACKING or EF or MF or CNR|
|PACKING||pass go to $DONE|
INDUSTRY — MACHINE SHOP / WELDING / FABRICATION
|$START||pass go to PLANNING|
|PLANNING||pass go to STAGING or MRB|
|STAGING||pass go to QC or MRB|
|QC||pass go to OUTSIDE VENDOR or MRB|
|OUTSIDE VENDOR||pass go to WELD or MRB|
|WELD||pass go to MACHINE SHOP or MRB|
|MACHINE SHOP||pass go to FABRICATION or MRB|
|FABRICATION||pass go to ASSEMBLY or MRB|
|ASSEMBLY||pass go to STOCKROOM or MRB|
|STOCKROOM||pass go to $DONE or MRB|
INDUSTRY — TEXTILE / GARMENT
|$START||pass go to PROCESS ORDER|
|PROCESS ORDER||pass go to CUTTING or MRB|
|CUTTING||pass go to SEW or MRB|
|SEW||pass go to HOLDING TANK or MRB|
|HOLDING TANK||pass go to SEWING IN APPLIQUE or MRB|
|SEWING IN APPLIQUE||pass go to SEWING IN EMBROIDRY or MRB|
|SEWING IN EMBROIDRY||pass go to PRINTING or MRB|
|PRINTING||pass go to INSPECTION or MRB|
|INSPECTION||pass go to SHIPPING or MRB|
|SHIPPING||pass go to STOCK/SHIPPED or MRB|
|STOCK/SHIPPED||if RMA go to PROCESS ORDER|
INDUSTRY — FOODS & BEVERAGES - BOTTLING
|$START||Pass go to ENOUGH_SYRUP|
|ENOUGH_SYRUP||Pass go to PRE_MIX or NEED_SYRUP go to BUY_SYRUP|
|BUY_SYRUP||Pass go to PRE_MIX|
|PRE_MIX||Pass go to FILL_BOTTLE or NOT_SWEET go to SWEETEN or TOO_SWEET go to $SCRAP|
|SWEETEN||Pass go to FILL_BOTTLE|
|FILL_BOTTLE||Pass go to PACKAGING or NOT_300ML go to FILL_300ML|
|FILL_300ML||Pass go to PACKAGING|
|PACKAGING||Pass go to $DONE|
INDUSTRY — SEMI-CONDUCTORS
$START > KITTING > BLANK > FRAME > PUNCH > STENCILS > VIA FILL > CONDUCTORS > INSPECTION > LAMINATION > GREEN CUT > FIRE > FLATNESS > SAW > POST PRINT > TEST > POST PRINT2 > TEST2 > RESISTOR TRIM > IQA > OVERCOAT PRINT > TEST3 > QCI > TEMP CYCLE > FQA > CREATE DATA PACKET > STOCK/SHIPPED > $DONE
INDUSTRY — SOLAR PANELS
$START > LOAD MODULES > APPLY SOLDERING FLUX > APPLY WIRE > HEAT WIRE > MODULES IN TRAY > ULTRASOUND CLEAN > DRY > LOAD ASSEMBLY FIXTURE > FLUX MODULE GROUPS > SOLDER MODULE GROUPS > TEST GROUP VOLTAGE > LOAD GROUPS PANEL > INSERT/SOLDER METALLIC STRIP > ADD GLASS LAYER > ADD LAMINATE LAYER > APPLY SEALING FILM > PLACE IN VACUUM OVEN > TEST PANEL VOLTAGE > $DONE
INDUSTRY — VEHICLE PAINTING
$START > ACCEPTANCE > PRE-INSPECTION > WASH BAY IN > WASH BAY OUT > BLAST BOOTH IN > BLAST BOOTH OUT > PREP BAY IN > PREP BAY OUT > PAINT BOOTH IN > PAINT BOOTH OUT > QUALITY INSPECTION > ACCEPTANCE INSPECTION > RELEASE > $DONE
INDUSTRY — DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
$START > REGULAR PREP > SPECIAL PREP > LARGE FORMAT SCAN > INDEXING > STORAGE > BURN > $DONE
INDUSTRY — CHEMICAL
$START > PREP > MIX > QA > LABLE-BOTTLE > PACKAGING > SHIPPING > $DONE
INDUSTRY — JET ENGINE BLADES, ETC.
$START > ENCAP > ROUGH MILL > GRIND ROOT > GRIND REVIEW > DEBURR > DEBURR TRIPLANE > PART MARK > TIP CUT > SLOT MILL > DEBURR/TIP POLISH > TUMBLE/STRESS > CMM - SLOT > VIS > JAK PART MARK > PENDING ETCH > ETCH > FPI > SURFACE CHECK > AIRFOIL PEEN > ROOT PEEN (JAP) > VIS ROOT PEEN (JAP) > MEDIA (JAK) > SURFACE CHECK 2 > CMM - FINAL > CMM - REVIEW > ROOT PEEN (JAP) 2 > VIS ROOT PEEN (JAP) 2 > PENDING COAT > COAT/PLATE/ANTIGALL > RECEIVE > TUMBLE (JAP) > FINAL INSPECTION > SOURCE > SHIP > $DONE
INDUSTRY — TOOL MANUFACTURING
$START > TOOL_HUB-LAP > TOOL_LN-STAMP > TOOL_PLATING > TOOL_OD > TOOL_MEASURE > TOOL_PLATE-LAP > TOOL_CUT BACK > TOOL_ETCH > TOOL_DRESSING > TOOL_EP > TOOL_SILICON-DRESS > TOOL_PN-STAMP > TOOL_QA INSPECTION > TOOL_PACK > TOOL_SHIP > $DONE
INDUSTRY — HOT TUB MANUFACTURING
$START > ACCEPTANCE > PRE-INSPECTION > WASH BAY IN > WASH BAY OUT > BLAST BOOTH IN > BLAST BOOTH OUT > PREP BAY IN > PREP BAY OUT > PAINT BOOTH IN > PAINT BOOTH OUT > QUALITY INSPECTION > ACCEPTANCE INSPECTION > RELEASE > $DONE
INDUSTRY — METAL PLATING / FINISHING
$START > PREP SETUP > 1ST INSPECTION > SURFACE TEST 1 > 1ST COAT > SURFACE TEST 2 > 2ND COAT > SURFACE TEST 3 > 2ND INSPECTION > FINISH COAT > FINAL INSPECTION > PACK > SHIP > $DONE
INDUSTRY — METAL STAMPING & BENDING
$START > PRIMARY CUT > ANNEALING > BENDING > TRIM CUT > THREADING > CHROME PLATING > PACKAGING > $DONE
INDUSTRY — MACHINE DISASSEMBLY
$START > RECEIVING > INCOMING INSPECTION > TEARDOWN > INSPECTION > MACHINE > ASSEMBLY > FINAL QA > $DONE
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System enables "Paperless" factory automation at every work cell in your plant. Production Floor Management, Plant Execution System, MES, Process Control, Product Traceability, order tracking, WIP Inventory Tracking, RFID tag enabled, Repair Loop, Workflow Management, SPC, Document Delivery, and Data Collection in one easy to use, integrated package. CELLS WORKFLOW MES is a cost effective solution providing the Plant Intelligence for making your job easier and saving your company money. Contact us for details.
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System provides reports to quickly detail production status. For example the simple report below is available from the Report menu and displays a Work Order Summary with one line per work order. It is viewable by current unfinished WIP, date range, etc.
Double click on a work order line and a second drill-down report is displayed showing detailed status for each operation step in the work order. The drill-down report for work order WO000022 might look like this reporting 120 units yet to be finished and 80 completed:
TUTORIAL MOVIE: If you have not already done so we suggest that you watch the tutorial movie which displays many of the features of the software and will save you time in your product evaluation. Go to our Literature Request page to download the CELLS WORKFLOW MES tutorial movie.
CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System SOFTWARE
WHAT WE DO? — CELLS WORKFLOW MES software integrates and automates factory shop floors in just about any manufacturing environment. Our typical customer requires traceability, finding the status of orders, WIPtracking, process and quality control, a paperless working environment, and productivity improvement in diverse markets such as electronics, medical devices (FDA compliant), aerospace, contract manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, process industries, and general manufacturing.
WHAT PROBLEMS DO WE SOLVE? — From Six Sigma programs to FDA auditory requirements, today's manufacturers must track, and have traceability, of all phases of the manufacturing process. The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System is an easy to use solution for this challenge and it pays for itself.
CELLS WORKFLOW MES Main Benefits — We integrate shop floor processes at every work cell and critical data "Factory Intelligence" with ERP and management information systems.
HOW? — The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software enables "Paperless" factory automation with Process Control, Product Traceability, WIP Inventory Tracking, RFID tag enabled, tracking of orders, Workflow Management, Document Delivery, and Data Collection in one easy to use, integrated package.
CELLS WORKFLOW is a complete Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for shop floor process control. Real time Work-In-Process, PDM, PLM and Shop Floor Inventory tracking. The CELLS WORKFLOW MES Plant Execution System quickly attain better control, quality, faster time to market, improved utilization of manufacturing resources, reduced costs, define and enforce production procedures, capture comprehensive product and material history. Contact us for details.
- Typical CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking MES Software Shop Floor Control System — Scope and Functionality
- Workflow and Process Routings
- WIP, Product Tracking, and Traceability
- Data Collection and reporting
- Documentation Delivery
- PAPERLESS MANUFACTURING USING CELLS WORKFLOW MES — White Paper: Click here to a download the White Paper
- PROCESS FLOW DOCUMENT: Click here to view a sample CELLS WORKFLOW MES PROCESS FLOW
- More CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System Benefits & Features
- CAD/Gerber Viewer
- CAD/ECAD formats imported and translated by CELLS WORKFLOW MES
Below is a typical Unisoft CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System solution for a shop floor control project for a mid-size general manufacturing plant
Project: Application estimate™ CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking MES Software Shop Floor Control system
The CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System software facilitates shop floor process/routing control, data collection, tracking orders, SPC, quality tracking, WIP/order/part tracking, Repair Loop, traceability, order status and document delivery. CELLS WORKFLOW MES is paperless manufacturing and gives you real-time visibility of the shop floor AND with its Windows based software is user-Friendly and easy to set up. CELLS WORKFLOW MES is also open ended for generating queries and reports (CELLS WORKFLOW MES REPORTS). CELLS WORKFLOW MES is RFID tag enabled for traceability throughout the product life cycle.
CELLS WORKFLOW MES BENEFITS
Productivity Improvement: The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System can help you track and reduce defects, control your process workflow, maintain traceability, and operations data can be linked to track location, output, and trends. Operating machinery condition can also be tracked to schedule preventive maintenance.
Efficiency: Cycle times can be improved and idle time reduced with real-time information and analysis. Manufacturing capacity and efficiency can be increased through reductions in rework and scrap. On time deliveries should improve and the need to manually search for parts eliminated.
Costs: WIP can be managed and reduced. Rework trends, problem areas, and actual costs tracked. Accuracy and updating of BOM's and routings can be more effectively managed. Actual labor and material usage and cost performance can be measured and tracked.
CELLS WORKFLOW MES SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY
WORKFLOW — CELLS WORKFLOW MES enables PAPERLESS Workflow from receiving, to production, assembly, testing, and shipping. With CELLS WORKFLOW MES forced routing, customers have the ability to control and track shop floor transactions AND virtually eliminate assembly errors. Improved process control reduces cycle times and provides control where items go for their next step. CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System allows for modification of routes as well as capturing the actual route and rework operations. Routings can be validated to avoid missed operations.
WIP/PRODUCT TRACKING — CELLS WORKFLOW MES WIP tracking enables you to know where each part/assembly/serial/number/lot/work order is, where and WHEN it goes next, and how much work is waiting at each station. You'll be able to monitor, analyze, and reduce cycle times throughout the WIP process. Operation codes can be captured at each step to document work done to the part. With real-time visibility, management time can be better utilized on profit and productivity improvement. RFID tag enabled for traceability throughout the product life cycle.
DOCUMENT DELIVERY — The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System can be setup to automatically locate and display the latest documentation online for each Workflow step. Assembly instruction revisions are online, speeding the changeover of production runs. Users have access to documents on demand which are keyed to Workflow processes. CELLS WORKFLOW MES can import and translate all common CAD and ECAD documents for viewing and utilizes the HL standard so you can view documents containing rich formatting, hyperlinks, illustrations, Active-X components, Java applets, and plug-ins. All rendered by Microsoft's Internet Explorer technology.
DATA COLLECTION & REPORTING (CELLS WORKFLOW MES REPORTS) — The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System enables automatic logging of data from receiving, to production, assembly, testing, and shipping … any work station you choose. CELLS WORKFLOW MES has the ability to capture data based on scanning (bar codes), keying, swiping, and other inputs of data from employees, work stations, parts, assemblies, lots, and work orders. With our ODBC capabilities, data is available real time for viewing or generating reports on:
- Order Status
- Production Step Cycle Times
- Labor & Production Hours
- Quality Defects
- Quality Trends
- Inventory Demand & Trends
- Production Machinery Operating Data and Condition
- and more
HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Unisoft's CELLS WORKFLOW MES software operates with a relational database and freely exchanges data with EXCEL, ACCESS and other reporting software packages that are ODBC compliant. The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System is provided with System security and flexibility to adapt to security protocols.
Requirements for Unisoft CELLS WORKFLOW MES will vary depending on number of concurrent users and transactional activity. CELLS WORKFLOW MES uses any ODBC compliant database such as Microsoft Access, SQL, or Oracle. Windows 98, NT, Windows 2000, XP and on the client side minimum of Microsoft Windows 95.
More CELLS WORKFLOW MES Benefits and Features
With the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software the main screen can display different types of documents depending on your industry. If you manufacture lawn mowers then possibly show an AutoCAD or Adobe PDF drawing with a break out of the gasoline engine sub-assembly with the current piece to be assembled highlighted. CELLS WORKFLOW MES can aid the assembly and tracking of any type of product in any industry and this allows CELLS WORKFLOW MES to be used throughout the different production areas in your company without having to utilize multiple tracking systems. Display Adobe PDF, HTML, MS WORD, CAD files, DXF, etc.
If you are an electronics manufacture then the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System includes all the rich display capabilities of our ProntoVIEW-MARKUP software. So in addition to the standard tracking and routing features of CELLS WORKFLOW MES the user can import and display virtually any CAD, ECAD, Gerber or BOM file. Then CELLS WORKFLOW MES displays your PC Board assemblies in rich detail and the user can find components, nets, shorts, part numbers, etc. Zooming, panning, rotating, flipping, schematic reconstruction — anything the user needs to find on the PC Board in a fraction of the time it would take with paper prints.
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software is user-configurable and straight forward to install and maintain. CELLS WORKFLOW MES flexibility allows it to monitor production equipment and fill the critical gap between Enterprise Systems (ERP, MRP, etc.) and the factory floor.
- Reduced manufacturing cycle time
- Improved product quality
- Reduces lead times
- Reduce inventory
CELLS WORKFLOW MES Software Features
- Work In Process (WIP) tracking of any electronic or non-electronic part, assembly or sub-assembly to desired level of detail (unit and box build)
- Fully Internet enabled Plant Execution System
- Routing Work Flow Control (next step)
- Document delivery & control
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) quality reporting
- Share data with ERP, MRP and other executive systems
- Full multimedia — Text, Graphics, Video & Sound script playing
- Inventory tracking software and defect tracking software
- Data collection via serial number or lot number to any ODBC compliant Database (Access, Oracle, SQL, etc.); Collect data via manual input or directly from manufacturing equipment via Active-X (OLE) Automation
- RFID tag enabled for traceability throughout the product life cycle
- Internet/Intranet integration
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- 1000's of Plug-in's
- Active-X (OLE) Automation; Visual Basic script control
- Indispensable tool for ISO 9000 implementation
- "Alarm Notification Sequencing" — example: A set quality threshold is exceeded and an alarm is set that first flashes a display screen then if it is not answered in a given period of time it may then send out several emails or ring a cell phone or pager, etc.
- "Corrective Action Follow-up Sequencing" — example: When a corrective action for a production line problem is created a sequence is followed until the action is closed.
- "Query reports" — example: Serve up data that is stored in the CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System Software's database; If someone logs into a CELLS WORKFLOW MES customers website then enters their customer # they are presented with an Active Server Page (ASP) that gives them the choice of running two types of production status reports and 3 different types of quality reports (CELLS WORKFLOW MES REPORTS)
CELLS WORKFLOW MES System Functionality
The CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enables paperless Workflow from receiving, to production, assembly, testing, and shipping. With CELLS WORKFLOW MES forced routing, customers have the ability to control and track shop floor transactions AND virtually eliminate assembly errors. Improved process control reduces cycle times and provides control where items go for their next step. CELLS WORKFLOW MES allows for modification of routes as well as capturing the actual route and rework operations. Routings can be validated to avoid missed operations. Unisoft CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System software answers these questions: Where does this unit go next? Is this the most current revision? What documents are associated with this unit? What do I do now? When will my work order be completed? How many times has this unit failed before?
CELLS WORKFLOW MES tracking enables you to know where each part/assembly/serial/number/lot/work order is, where and WHEN it goes next, and how much work is waiting at each station. You'll be able to monitor, analyze, and reduce cycle times throughout the WIP process. Operation codes can be captured at each step to document work done to the part. With real-time visibility, management time can be better utilized on profit and productivity improvement.
CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System Software is built on Open Standards which means more choices for you. CELLS WORKFLOW MES adhere to Microsoft's Open Database Conductivity (ODBC) standard and therefore can exchange data with other executive systems such as ERP and MRP. Other CELLS WORKFLOW MES standards include Active-X Automation and Microsoft Internet Explorer. For example:
Full Featured CAD / Gerber viewer
When the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System is tracking product in the electronics industry it has the added feature of all the rich display capabilities of our ProntoVIEW-MARKUP program. CELLS WORKFLOW MES can import and display virtually any CAD, ECAD, Gerber or BOM file. Then CELLS WORKFLOW MES displays your PC Board assemblies in rich detail and users can find components, pins, nets, netnames, part numbers, etc. Find shorts between traces (highlight single or multiple traces). Display markup overlays that go on top of the PC Board assembly to create work and assembly instructions. Zoom, pan, rotate, flipping, split-screen display, active schematic view that is hyper-linked to the assembly — find what you are looking for in a fraction of the time it would take with paper prints.
The CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System Software brings your users just the documents they need for the assembly and step they are working on right now. When the user scans or types in the ID of the unit he/she is working on, CELLS WORKFLOW MES automatically locates the assembly drawing, plus all documents related to the assembly and its parts. CELLS WORKFLOW MES automatically brings the main document(s) you wish direct to the display screen, other documents needed in that process step are sent to the CELLS WORKFLOW MES View menu where they can be displayed as needed. Also documents can be hyperlinked to items and areas on the main display then clicked on to display that document. Virtually any type of document can be viewed — Adobe PDF, HTML, MS WORD, CAD files, DXF, etc.
Also the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System can display any Internet or Intranet web site at any assembly step. For example the user can view internal HTML documents such as existing inspection procedures that reside on your company's intranet or display a part vendors specification sheet directly from the vendors web site or research data, etc. Use any of the literally hundreds of free or inexpensive tools with which to build your HTML documents (Microsoft Office (WORD, FrontPage, etc. or nearly any word processor).
Data Collection and Reporting
Users scan or key in unit serial numbers in order to get the graphical display of the assembly. In so doing, unit serial number are automatically tracked as they move from station to station. Your technicians are probably writing on defect tags right now. With CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking Manufacturing Execution System Software, a convenient online form is just one keystroke away, already filled out with most of the required data. In most cases, the tech only needs to pick an exact defect code from a list of suggested codes for the current operation.
Once your work-in-progress, failure/quality or other data is in the CELLS WORKFLOW Product Tracking MES Software database, you can report against it with the existing reports available on the CELLS WORKFLOW MES Report menu. Or you can create reports with any report writer or analysis tool that supports ODBC (Crystal Reports, Access, SAS, Excel, etc.) (CELLS WORKFLOW MES REPORTS). You can even publish the reports to your CELLS WORKFLOW MES intranet or provide dynamic report generation through CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System or any web browser. For example over the internet your clients, vendors, QA or sales personnel can use their web browser to review current product tracking Order Status, Production Step Cycle Times, run reports on Quality Defects and Trends. No need to gather status and quality data when your key clients request it, it's always available when they need it via secured password protection.
Open Standards Mean More Choices for You
ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) allows the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System software to store its tables in virtually any modern database, including client/server databases such as SQL Server and Oracle Server. ODBC also allows the CELLS WORKFLOW MES database to be queried, analyzed, and reported against with a variety of third-party tools (CELLS WORKFLOW MES REPORTS).