Today we’re continuing our post series on common challenges that often cause delays in manufacturing cycle times. In our last post, we talked about inspection reports and the time associated with creating this documentation. Today will discuss another challenge to manufacturing cycle times …
Challenge 2: Errors in redundant documentation cause delays.
This is a common problem that pops up when businesses don’t reuse engineering documentation. Many businesses still rely on generalized office software to create the necessary drawings and documentation needed for production. Engineers, CMM programmers, and inspection teams often create their own redundant versions of part documentation – even though much of the necessary documentation already exists. Unfortunately, even the slightest discrepancies between drawings can cause major production problems – resulting in significant dollar and time costs.
The solution: One of the best actions a manufacturer can take to avoid the pitfalls of documentation errors is to implement characteristic identification software that creates the needed documentation for every different department within your team. Stop inefficient processes and redundant work. New software tools can dramatically reduce the time your business expends creating manufacturing documentation. Software tools that are specialized for the business process, like DISCUS, can quickly help recognize possible errors and reduce the time.