In the first of this two-parter, we discussed how incorporating process signature analysis into every phase of an integrator’s build can help reduce risk and keep the project on time and on budget. In this post, we talk about how bundling this same quality assurance technology into a build can also bring more business to an integrator’s door.
Integrators working with manufacturers face the same recurring challenge – developing and delivering a system that meets spec, on time and on budget. But nine times of 10, when they put equipment on the customer’s floor, they’re already behind schedule, overbudget, or both.
Most people in the manufacturing industry are acquainted with the idea of an inline repair process. Parts with problems get pulled from the assembly line, are diagnosed and repaired by technicians and then put back into the assembly process. This work is typically done in repair bays.
Manufacturers are increasingly aware of the need to have long-term accountability to their customers and stakeholders – “we built a good part and have the data record to prove it.” With waveform signature analysis, they have the data trail they need to quickly find the root cause of a problem, determine its scope, and carry out a targeted recall of only the specific serial numbers effected.