Horizons International - Process, Discrete and Mixed Mode Manufacturing Software for Microsoft Dynamics GP - quality
Raw Materials, Data Entry
Driving out waste to drive quality in and costs down.
Improving profitability in tough economic times means finding the waste in production processes and effective
quality control techniques are critical to the success of this effort. While there is cost to quality,
preventing errors is still more effective than fixing them later, so diagnosing and evaluating the results
from quality control programs in a timely manner is a key contributor to successful diagnosis. Software tools,
such as Horizons Quality Essentials Suite, that will cost affordably allow operators to record control data and
obtain criteria evaluation right at the point of operations, can support both prevention of errors and delivery
of customer requested documentation of that data.
Efficient data collection and reporting improves customer confidence.
Globally manufacturers are under increasing pressure to document sources and standards of their materials for
their customers. The overhead of data transcription from manual or non integrated processes, along with the
accompanying possibilities of errors in the those process can affect not just bottom line costs but reliability
of performance and therefore customer satisfaction. Real time data entry processes that take place in all of
the affected functions of manufacturing, whether it is raw materials receipts or in production processes, not
only reduces cost by eliminating transcription but also enhances data reliability and customer confidence.
Moving from manual to electronic management of non conformance system speeds process and product improvements at
While every effort is made to ensure consistency in production processes and source materials there will still
be some level of non conformance. Dependence on manual systems for non conformance, use of decentralized
spreadsheets and physical layouts all contribute to high costs of managing the process. With Horizons Quality
Essentials Suite all non conformances are generated electronically, have status, responsibility assignments
and expected actions so that there can be end to end visibility of processes and results. Non conformances
are tied directly to inspection failures, whether at raw material receipts, returned goods or on the production
floor, which helps reduce the cost of managing quality while providing centralized views of areas and products
impacted. Everyone on staff has visibility to failure areas and can react and plan more efficiently with real
time accurate data.
, Raw Materials