Monthly Archives: December 2015

Root Cause Analysis & The Role of MES In Its Effective Execution!

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Over the years Manufacturing has become more precise and process dependent, any deviation from the set procedures and norms can have dire consequences for the factory. In operations like Semiconductor manufacturing a spec of dust can destroy an entire production lot, such controlled and highly automated environments call for much tighter and fool proof production and process control, than ever required in older more manual processes. Modern manufacturers rely on early detection and prevention of any deviations and excursions in their fabs, generally the burden of such activities is borne by an IT application, which in most cases is the … Continue reading

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Defect Management Is Essential For Improved Uptime and Waste Reduction

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Mura, Muri and Muda are the three types of wastes we see in Japanese management theories. Mura corresponds to unevenness in production, Muri is overburdening the workers and production process and Muda is non value adding work which attributes to waste. We often forget the importance of detecting the defects that cause these wastes. Finding the root cause of a particular waste type may prove helpful in eliminating the waste from the process, or at least lead to a considerable reduction in the waste being produced. All three wastes mentioned above can be witnessed in any typical manufacturing operation; these … Continue reading

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Is A Generic MES Application An Ideal Vehicle For Process Improvement?

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Information Technology is one of the most important areas of strategic planning and decision making for modern day organizations. IT decisions become even more critical because the top management of most organizations have limited knowledge of IT applications and relevant costs. All organizations feel the need to implement better IT infrastructure, but how to go about it, remains a crucial question. In most organizations IT services are outsourced, this makes sense considering the need to concentrate on core competencies. But while outsourcing IT services and applications it is important to understand the implications involved and take a decision after weighing … Continue reading

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Dimensions of Quality & The Importance Of Quality Management Systems

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Quality has become the most sought after competitive priority to excel at, for organizations around the world. Consumers are willing to pay top dollar for products that claim to be of superior quality and can prove to be the quality leader in their category. There are nine facets of quality, 1) Aesthetics, 2) Conformance, 3) Durability, 4) Features, 5) Response, 6) Reliability, 7) Service, 8) Performance and 9) Reputation. Most of these facets depend on the process of production and to the extent the process can be controlled and modified. When a process can be controlled, its Quality can be … Continue reading

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