Apriso®, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions for sustained manufacturing operational excellence, today announced an expanded partnership agreement with Predisys to deliver advanced Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Quality Data Analytics (QDA) as an integrated FlexNet® capability. FlexNet Advanced SPC offers a revolutionary, web-based approach for global manufacturers to improve product quality, expedite new product introductions and lower the total cost of quality, leading to elevated manufacturing excellence.
This new product combines Predisys’ industry-leading advanced statistical calculation and analytics engine with Apriso’s depth of operations management and execution capabilities by leveraging a common technology platform based on Microsoft .NET and SharePoint Server connectivity. Global manufacturers can now better capture critical manufacturing KPIs from Apriso’s unified data model and implement SPC and QDA not only for quality monitoring, but also to trigger faster response and corrective actions through Apriso’s native Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities. As a result, manufacturers can respond faster to quality events while delivering a higher level of manufacturing operational excellence.
“To ensure a truly networked approach to quality management, companies need to have visibility into and understanding of the quality events that pose risk. (Too often) companies initiate corrective action processes only once a complaint or failure has been discovered and formally registered versus capturing them in production as they occur. Instead of being able to identify and mitigate risk trends, companies end up either chasing the same complaint at multiple facilities, or events slip through the cracks at some of the facilities,” Simon Jacobson, Research Director, AMR Research.
The capability to expedite root-cause analyses, preventive and corrective actions with integrated SPC, analytics and Apriso’s BPM technologies across multiple facilities enable manufacturers to rapidly improve production yield and overall quality while introducing new products faster than previously possible.
“Manufacturing operations managed by FlexNet can be analyzed either in-line or off-line on a continuous or ad-hoc basis, to better understand variability in product quality and manufacturing processes as well as within systems, test equipment or measurement tools,” offered John Fishell, vice president of product management at Apriso. “The Apriso data model, extending across all the elements of manufacturing with full interlocking traceability, is uniquely suited to provide the necessary access to operational data for Quality Analytics and future continuous improvement.”
“We are pleased to have joined forces with Apriso to deliver such an innovative, intuitive and integrated solution for quality improvement,” said Bo Sorensen, vice president of sales and marketing at Predisys. “As a combined solution, our mutual manufacturing customers have already demonstrated the positive financial impact that can be achieved by easily gaining full insight into product quality.”
By applying complex mathematical analyses to key historical production line metrics, manufacturers can reduce current and future variability of processes to reduce waste spanning multiple plants, functions and geographies. FlexNet’s advanced global capabilities and its new advanced SPC and quality data analytics lets customers easily embed or quickly modify any manufacturing process, helping to enforce Six Sigma and Lean best practices on a global scale.
Predisys Inc. (predisys.com) is a leading provider of web-centric statistical process control (SPC) software, manufacturing business intelligence and quality control solutions for organizations seeking to optimize product quality and process efficiency, reduce the cost of compliance, and enhance manufacturing visibility across the product life cycle and supply chain. Predisys is the technology leader in turning massive plant floor databases into useful intelligence for use by product development, engineering and manufacturing. Predisys™ Analytical Suite is the company's flagship solution combining tools for managing and harvesting data with powerful statistical analysis and reporting of vast amounts of production data within an enterprise wide Microsoft SharePoint Portal platform.
Apriso Corporation (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events. Apriso’s FlexNet platform provides visibility, adaptability and real-time control of manufacturing operations across the enterprise and supply chain network. This is accomplished by integrating planning, execution and control, increasing operational efficiency and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso serves more than 180 customers in 41 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L’Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor.
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