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The system provides production information in real time and cuts the management cycle from weeks to minutes. Management has on-line information about the status of individual open manufacturing orders and compliance with standardised manufacturing times and checks the accuracy of manufacturing processes and materials. Wherever possible, the control systems of machinery are sent formulas or CNC programs for each order. As each individual production operation is precisely logged, you acquire information about order history (genealogy), including the parameters under which the operation was carried out.
Analyses are an important part of the process of continuously improving production. The system provides you with on-line access to important production-related information, which enables you to perform the necessary analyses and outline solutions for any problems that occur. We compile reports for analyses in line with the standards applied by the user.
Evaluation of key parameters of manufactured products and comparison of those parameters with defined limits (UCL, LCL). Show workers SPC graphs in real time, enabling them to respond to any adverse trends immediately. This enhances the stability of the production process and helps to prevent potential production rejects due to this trend.
Provide your staff with important information on-line. Displaying how machinery is being used, current production status as compared to the plan, the costs of downtime and comparisons with the previous shift gives shift staff an immediate idea of production status and motivates employees to increase productivity.
Monitor important quality indicators in real time. A Gant graph displayed from the viewpoint of a production order, workplace or operator gives you a realistic overview of how resources are used in production. Information on total resource utilisation also serves as a useful indicator when planning investments.
The collection of data about the activities of operators in production provides information about how well working time is being used, as well as source data for employee evaluations. Covers the role of workers in the production process (foreman, maintenance, operator) and their access rights. Attendance figures are transferred to the ERP system payroll module.
Receipt of material, goods movement records, input control, dispatch from the warehouse, records of materials consumed in production, checks that final products are properly packed into dispatch packages and recorded on pallets, manual for warehouse staff when signing out final products for dispatch.

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Connection with the ERP system and other information systems enables information to flow in both directions between the corporate and production part of the business, with no paper needed. This saves your workers time and avoids mistakes that could otherwise occur when transcribing information.
On-line overview of CNC machinery status and utilisation. Central repository and administration of CNC programs (DNC). Connection to CNC Heidenhain, Moriseiki, Mazak and others. Simple graphical interface for PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone. Option to connect machines up to PLC systems. Connection of manual workplaces. Electronic order processing record. Monitoring and evaluation of downtime.

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The correct versions of production formulas for specific manufacturing orders and specific manufacturing operations are sent to the machine/line’s control system automatically. Nowadays, when there is an ever greater need for maximum variability in manufacturing orders, this opens the way to increasing production flexibility. This ensures technological discipline, prevents accidental damage to the manufactured product and simplifies the operation of machinery, including training.
The ability to demonstrably document the progress of the manufacturing process, including the parameters of the individual manufacturing operations, the performance of control tests and the results of those tests, monitoring batches of materials and manufacturing times and assigning responsibility to a particular operator – all these are becoming of crucial importance. And not just for quality managers. The importance of customer and specialised audits are now one of the main aspects of the life of the firm. Manufacturing genealogy created using the IMPROVE iT! system is the basic keystone to successfully proving the quality of production management.