Product Production

Ensuring Robust Manufacturing Quality

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We use a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to manage, track, and control—in real time—all manufacturing information and activities, from when raw materials are stocked to when products are shipped. Using a fool-proof MES both enhances productivity and reduces cycle-time.
Moxa’s MES does not operate as an isolated, self-contained system, but instead is integrated with our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and Supply Chain Management (SCM) system. In this way, factory managers can proactively ensure the delivery of quality products in a timely and cost-effective manner, and avoid mistakes such as overextending resources, or delaying projects due to resource shortages.

(“Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis,” “Control Plan,” “Measurement System Analysis,” and “Statistical Process Control”)

PFMEA is conducted during product quality planning and before production to review and analyze the new/revised process, and is conducted to identify the “significant characteristics,” and resolve or monitor potential process problems. PFMEA is reviewed and updated as new failure modes are discovered.

Control Plans focus resources on processes and products related to “significant characteristics” that are important to the customer or products. It is used throughout the product lifecycle in minimizing process and product variation and to reduce waste and improve the quality of products during design and manufacturing, and to assure that all process output is under control.

MSA is used to evaluate the test method, measuring instruments, and the entire process of obtaining measurements to ensure gage accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, and correlation for duplicate gages to secure the accuracy and precision of the measurement of the “significant characteristics” identified in the Control Plan. SPC is used to monitor and control the process’s “significant characteristics”
to ensure the process operates at its full capability and is under control.

The combination of PFMEA, CP, MSA, and SPC allows the process to handle any number of products while minimizing waste and redesigns.