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Traceability – Creating Transparency in Production

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Transparency is a great buzzword. But how can manufacturing companies bring it to life in their complex production? How do you get a clear view of the factory, and can you significantly reduce the error rate?

Answer: With the right tool. Transparency is a critical success factor in the smart digital factory – and this can only be achieved with a new IT generation. IT solution must be able to meet utterly new performance parameters:
It must be able to adapt flexibly to various machine parks, process large amounts of data (Big Data) and provide the information in real-time in a user-friendly manner at all required locations on all end devices.

One of the most critical performance features of IT in a transparent Smart Factory is the seamless traceability of all processes and products. A correctly installed traceability function significantly reduces the error rate in the factory.

This is shown in the second part of the WHITE PAPER series on traceability from FORCAM. Contents:

  • Continuously transparent processes
  • Compliance with customer specifications and fulfillment of the requirements of the product liability law
  • Minimization of the product liability risk (limiting recall quantities)
  • Seamless determination of error causes

The associated case study deals with a medium-sized automotive supplier that had long tried unsuccessfully to install a practical traceability solution. After a year of change specifications, configurations, adaptations, and the import of patches and licenses, the plant management finally switched on FORCAM – and a solution was found in a short time.

Forcam has white papers and case studies available for free download:

Download CASE STUDY: Traceability as a success factor

About the author

With a global mindset and entrepreneurial spirit, Sandy Abraham works with and across the organization to execute on integrated marketing programs and to initiate compelling new operational models. Sandy loves pugs, travel, automotive engineering, the aerospace industry, and smart design.



Sandy Abraham

Marketing & Brand Management