Products/Services for Shop Floor Work Instruction

  • Manufacturing Execution System Software (MES)-Image
    Manufacturing Execution System Software (MES) - (145 companies)
    Manufacturing execution system (MES) software is used to manage and monitor work-in-process on the factory floor. MES software supports activities such as finite scheduling, workflow monitoring, and materials management. Manufacturing execution... Learn More
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    Enterprise Content Management Software (ECM) - (295 companies)
    EML, .MSG, .HTM, and .HTML. A complete DMS may also support .TIFF files and .SVG files, and work with double-sided and/or multi-page documents. For system administrators, enterprise content management software (ECM) may offer revision control... Learn More
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    Manufacturing Support Software - (380 companies)
    Manufacturing support software is used in shop floor, process, tool and maintenance management. Manufacturing support software is used for shop floor data collection, manufacturing process control, tool crib management, inventory control... Learn More
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    Content Management Software - (335 companies)
    Content management software (CM) is used to collaboratively create, edit, review, index, search, translate, publish and archive various types of digital media and electronic text. Learn More
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    Work Lights - (40 companies)
    Work lights are portable luminaires that provide illumination to dark and dim work zones. Work lights are portable luminaires employed in places with dim or no illumination. These are temporary, versatile devices that enable activities when daylight... Search by Specification | Learn More

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Managing work instructions (WIs) has historically been left to conventional text-editors or desktop publishing software systems. The major difficulty with non-relational / free-form text editors is that they do not have the inherent "structure" to accommodate manufacturing information. It is left...

...and parameters to the machine controllers and receives real-time feedback concerning job and process status. On the shop floor, the MES sends electronic work instructions to guide the workers and equipment through the procedures while confirming that workers take the required steps. As explained by Harvey...

...operations. Coupled with new product introductions, the company has been confronted with properly training employees on the production floor and documenting the effectiveness of that training. "That led us to take a hard look at our work instructions on the shop floor. " The quality, regulatory... the late 1800s. A shop-floor education program and the first educational radio station were added in the early 1900s. In the mid-1900s, distance education served hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. Armed Forces through correspondence. The 1960s saw audio and audio-graphic conferencing...

...the "multiple checking" of signatures, calculations, and other data required by paper-based orders and instructions. The facility has also rolled out an SAP platform and is integrating the two. If MES is so great, why is it that shop-floor control systems haven 't exactly taken the industry by storm? One...

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