Making printed circuit boards is largely a robotic endeavour coupled with human manipulation where precision and timing spells the difference between profit and loss. High volume PCB production by firms that do not employ a manufacturing execution system often encounter these chief problems:
Printed circuit board factories need systematic and precise manufacturing operations, from the raw material loading dock to the shipping bay. There's a finite inbound supply chain, an internal process chain and an outbound supply chain to customers. FactoryPRO delivers the middle component – the internal process chain – and interfaces digitally with inbound and outbound processes to complete end-end digital management that provides thorough visibility, high efficiency and quality and the lowest possible waste. In this journey, FP also manages scheduled equipment maintenance and helps produce the wide range of documents associated with product design and marketing. Lean manufacturing at its best!
Importantly, the features and qualities of cloud-based FactoryPRO are amenable to many other production settings, not just printed circuit boards. SolSemUSA is happy to consult at no charge to adapt the features and capabilities of FP to nearly any volume production setting.
The core of FactoryPRO is the FIS or factory information system, as illustrated. FIS communicates with every circuit board's production processes. Nothing is left to chance.
FactoryPRO may be run in the cloud on secure servers. A chief benefit not mentioned above is the IT bonus: companies that employ MES software need far less IT support for production processes. Learn more here