I LOVE faulty units….
Well… not really, but understanding the real reason of having this faulty units in our manufacturing line is crucial.
So having faulty units in our manufacturing process or getting them back from our customers is a fact. We want to minimize the percentage of the faulty units.
What would be the most effective way of doing that?
We want to know about every problem and also understand the root cause of each problem (defective component, human problem, design problem, test problem, false alarm, etc.…).
The feedback from the automated testing equipment is important but in order for us to exactly understand the real reason for each failure we also want to get the specific feedback from the technician that actually fixed the faulty unit.
The information provided by the technicians that repair faulty units is very important for quality improvement on our manufacturing line.
Reviewing this data can definitely help to further investigate quality issues and even initiate changes in the product design towards better manufacturability.
But, this is not enough because we cannot really dedicated enough time to get the feedback immediately for every faulty unit that was repaired just now.
This is why we need to use an analytics system that analyzes the repairs activities and visualizes them in real time for us.
The combination of data analytics from Automated test equipment together with the repair analytics provide a very reliable, accurate and quick root cause analysis process.
The analytics system should automatically make a direct conclusion between the error code reported by the Automated test equipment and the repair analytics of the same unit which was done by the repairs technician.
Quality in Manufacturing starts here
QualityLine lets you regain control over the quality in manufacturing of your outsourced manufacturing line if it is located in your own facilities or even if it is located on the other side of the world.
The system helps significantly improve quality, increase yield and minimize downtime incidents.
How does it work?
Testing data is automatically and continuously collected from your testing stations located on your manufacturing line, analyze and securely upload it to analytics dashboards exclusively set for you.
You get 24/7 accurate information about each unit tested. You can overview and drill down up to a single unit, conduct quick root cause analysis and improve production quality.