As a producer of products for the defense and military industry, you know all too well the constant pressures you face. Demands for cutting-edge technology, absolute zero defect quality and affordable costs make it essential that you have the ability to account for every element and every action in the manufacturing process—and have access to that data at a moment’s notice.
MASS Group’s Traceability Made Easy® (TME) software delivers all of this and more. Barcode and RFID scanning features provide data collection points that capture the essential information you need. TME then lets you locate data about virtually anything including equipment history, work order status or inventory serial numbers, batch numbers and product SKUs in a flash. You can know exactly who did what, where and when.
There are three web-based modules that can be utilized together, or individually, to achieve defense & military production efficiency:
Together, the TME software applications enable you to deliver consistently high quality, increase uptime, minimize defect and boost production efficiency and your bottom line.
Barcodes and RFID technology collect information for raw materials and components at every step in the production cycle, providing you with complete WIP tracking and product traceability.
WIP tracking gives you:
Just-in-Time manufacturing becomes a reality with this module that lets you develop production schedules and sequences to meet changing needs. Improve delivery date accuracy and increase throughput by reducing downtime.
TME Production Schedule Viewer lets you:
MES not only tracks the production of multiple products but lets you set the rules to manage rework, engineering change orders and more to ensure all work in process is in the right place at the right time.
Managers get the tools they need to effectively monitor raw materials, consumption rates, labor and work-in-process. Ensure consistent product quality by defining production procedures and recipes for increased productivity.
MES allows you to:
Eliminate the need to sift through paper records with this paperless production order management solution. It follows the lot through each stage of production, documenting process data that is made easily available to you.
The electronic traveler lets you:
MES collects all manufacturing process data from multiple sources to give you the information you need when you need it. All non-lot production data parameters can be configured and collected for even greater insight into variables that impact production.
Enjoy the ability to:
SPC uses proven algorithms to conduct real-time quality analysis to help shop-floor personnel detect errors before they occur. The customizable interface lets you configure data collection to meet your company’s needs.
SPC helps you achieve:
Engineering analysis lets you make good use of the valuable data collected with MES. Sort and view data in multiple ways to facilitate key business decisions that help you make your products better.
Engineering analysis lets you:
With TME MES, every product is tracked down to the component level to detect defective components and incorrect tolerances so that they can be identified and eliminated.
All data is collected and managed through a powerful SQL database for the product's lifecycle. This provides genealogy and traceability information to meet compliance for commercial and governmental regulations, particularly for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, food & beverage, and healthcare industries.
Metal and plastic parts can be permanently marked with UID serialization or 2D barcodes to provide detailed traceability throughout the supply chain. This data can be correlated with the data stored in TME MES for warranty claims, product returns, recalls and engineering analysis.
The inventory tracking module collects real-time data on all inventory and assets used during the manufacturing process, including non-lot consumables.
See TME Inventory Management for more information.
TME Asset Management integrates barcode and RFID tracking technology to let you easily locate any production asset by serial number. This gives you maximum control over your assets.
TME lets you:
See TME Asset Management for more information.
TME MES and CMMS integrate seamlessly for easier equipment management. Equipment availability and capacity can be determined based on real-time data to ensuring equipment is available when needed.
Maintenance Management and Equipment Utilization facilitates:
See TME CMMS for more information on maintenance management solutions.
Equipment utilization and plant efficiency data is collected in real-time from multiple applications and points to provide a clear picture of overall equipment effectiveness and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
With OEE, you can:
Product grades and defect codes can be assigned at predetermined stations to aid product quality control and determine yields. Auto-grade function moves all work that passes quality checks to the next step, sent for rework or placed on hold.
Product grading provides:
Easily accessed web-based reports provide data on genealogy and traceability, equipment maintenance and utilization, inventory, work orders, cycle times, production yield, and overall production performance.
With these reports, you can:
Real-time text or email notifications alert you to important issues. Awareness about out of specification data, low inventory, equipment downtime and future hold attainment help you keep operations running.
Real-time alerts let you:
The TME MES contact manager not only makes it easy to organize your contacts but also lets you manage maintenance contracts more accurately. Track suppliers, vendors, personnel, repair contractors and emergency contacts from one location.
This module lets you:
The electronic document manager provides a centralized platform for the management of critical documentation. Get fast, easy access to ISO/QS/FDA requirements, equipment and training manuals, schedules, procedures, maintenance records and more.
With electronic document management you can:
Adherence to all industry regulations is a must for your business. TME MES supports industry standardization for manufacturing and process compliance (i.e., ISO/QS/FDA etc.).
With TME MES, you can:
Fixed mount or handheld barcode scanning of lots, stations, raw materials, serial numbers and assets facilitates instant entry into MES. This reduces manual data entry errors and improves traceability.
The integrated barcode technology gives you the:
MES integrates with supply chain management and ERP systems such as SAP, MAS, and SYSPRO. Import or export of data from third-party programs such as Excel can save hours of manual input.
Integrated interfacing provides:
The TME system leverages cloud technology to securely access vital information from any computer or mobile device via a standard web browser.
The cloud-based structure:
TME is fully compatible with PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Access via wireless networks makes it easy for you to get the information you need when you need it.
TME’s mobile and wireless compatibility let you:
TME’s software solution provides robust functionality that works for you 24/7. In addition, our customer service and support works for you 24/7.
With TME, you can count on: