Rockwell Automation Software/FactoryTalk ProductionCentre

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Introduction

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre basically provides an integrated solution set which uniquely combine quality management and business analytics with paperless shop floor and repair execution. This comprehensive plant solution helps manufacturers to:

  • Improve quality and at the same time reduce cost of quality
  • Improve global operational efficiencies
  • Reduce cost of regulatory compliance and minimize the impact of recalls
  • Accelerate time-to-market
  • Implement Six Sigma and lean initiatives
  • Reduce manufacturing cycle times and inventory
  • Improve customer service
  • Share real-time data on quality and shop floor status In addition to above mentioned standard applications, this integrated solution set also includes reporting and analysis, configuration tools, integration tools and full data management.

Benefits

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre consists of following benefits:

Shop Floor Control and Quality Assurance

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre aids in:

  • Reducing human blunders and improving quality by enforcing best practices manufacturing process
  • Improving efficiency since it replaces difficult-to-trace paper travelers with always-available electronic genealogy reports
  • Eliminating redundancy by replacing paper travelers with a paperless system of record
  • Reducing expenses associated with paper and printing, record storage and retrieval services, on average resulting in 50% ROI in year one

Corrective Action/Preventive Action Management (CAPA)

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre offers:

  • Flexible and configurable workflow which presents out of the box CAPA process control
  • Defects and non-conformances tracking
  • Reduced cost and risk of regulatory compliance
  • Readily available, validated, electronic records of CAPAs

Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) and Repair

Use of FactoryTalk ProductionCentre assists in

  • Enhanced global repair efficiencies by spending time and resources using data, leaving the task of data collection to FactoryTalk ProductionCentre
  • Generating quick response to customer inquiries by providing customers with real-time order status via the web
  • Rapid diagnosis of defects by relying on a view of past repairs, manufacturing history and most common repairs
  • Product quality improvement by enforcing repair processes and incorporating engineering or field change orders into returned merchandise

Supplier Manager

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre works as an excellent supplier manager as it

  • Provides full traceability of supplier components, reducing time required for root-cause analysis and recall management
  • Includes supplier part management and cross-referencing capabilities
  • Produces metrics on supplier quality such as inspection results and supplier quality trends
  • Implements supplier sampling plans including skip lot, ANSI Z1.4, ANSI Z1.9, Dodge Romig, Zero acceptance, and first article inspections
  • Integrates with CAPA to provide Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR)

Analytics

This exclusive software is capable enough to

  • Convert operational data into information for fact-based decision-making
  • Use a single data model to span supplier, manufacturing and repair for unsurpassed insights that disparate systems can easily overlook
  • Provide more than 50 web-based standard reports
  • Real-time response and alerting with live transactional data reporting