All the companies that require certification in GMP (Good Manufacture Practices) must do process validation, since this process guarantees product quality for its consumption.
Why must we do this process? Because validation is the compilation and evaluation of gathered data, from the design stage to final production, where evidence that guarantees that the process complies with the quality is gathered.
Departing from design activities and development, manufacturing parameters are defined. This step in process validation can test multiple types of raw material, container materials, packaging, areas and so on that will allow to get the final result the customer is looking for.
In this stage of process validation, the design of the product is evaluated where it is going to identificate from a compilation of data if this has a replicable behaviour in a commercial way.
To keep a constant verification to the process validation there has to be a constant verification. In the product manufacturing a routine verification remains to reassure that the process status is being controlled. One way of doing this is through process control cards.
Single-Minute Exchange of Die, is a tool that pretends to achieve time reduction in machine preparation and material exchange that are invested to make a format change (set-up time), minimizing this time and minimizing expenses caused by stoppages in the production lines.
The main consequences for this type production are traduced in:
When the change of supplies is done quickly, the expenses of stoppages are drastically reduced, allowing the company a production in smaller batches and thus allowing:
The application of a SMED to a production line is structured in 4 differentiated stages:
LSMED’S main objectives are:
Ultimately, the deployment of a SMED program allows us to improve:
Nowadays, it’s essential for companies to invest in capacitation to achieve goals and targets, and with this, to achieve the profitability and success they look forward to in the global market.
The maintenance department is one of the fields that companies must bet on all around the world, thus without this staff labour is always ready to fix any equipment failure the manufacturing processes would be interrupted over and over again, generating large and unexpected expenses for the companies.
It is important for employers not to look around in this field as the person who fixes machinery, but as a professional whose functions will guarantee that the manufacturing process is well done, in order and within the time agreed, to be able to offer a high-quality service that meets the customer’s expectations.
One of the key tools to count on qualified staff in the maintenance field is capacitation. This technique enables employees with the most updated knowledge global-market related, teaching them about the use of new technology as a base to achieve the company’s goals.
These capacitations have to be consistent and by hand with the changes that impact the market. The objectives the company pursues with this tool are:
Capacitations for the maintenance field
Capacitation must not be taken lightly: the employer must study the worker’s behaviour and productivity level, so he can spot the flaws and, with the right formation, try to correct them.
This tool is far from being an expense for companies. Even though they have to spend some money to train their staff, it returns through practice. Practice of the acquired knowledge in them since they increase productivity indicators in their site, generating more profits within.
Some of the ideal expectations for the maintenance fields are those that reinforce their knowledge in new technology management applied to their workfield, such as:
It is important to know that goods that are part of a certain site’s manufacturing process system are prone to failure or damage caused by continued use or their past time. That’s why the maintenance department keeps this goods, making sure they’re well functioning.
With DiTi, companies will optimise these resources. Also, they will reinforce planification, analysis and control knowledge of the site’s different machinery. This will reduce inoperative time of a certain tool or equipment.
When companies are deploying an ERP system it is inevitable not to somehow affect all the operation and management field. Even though this is a great tool, we can’t keep out of sight this: is your staff ready to proceed with this technological tool? The key for the experience to be even better could be in an adequate capacitation.
Capacitation for ERP’S final users
An effective training and capacitation for your staff, who will be the acquired software’s final users, will be helpful for them to get involved in the process, to know the benefits it’ll bring within and reduce uncertainty. This will make them get involved in the project. It is important to consider that a management system goes further than being a software tool. It implies a project review and the best practices to each one of them.
This way your staff will need not only to use the software but to simplify their operative processes and look for the most effective and easiest way to accomplish them. This way, the margin of error will be smaller when saving information. This is why use of ERP and processes that involve their job position is important. They will be able to get the best out of the tool, and the investment the company is making could be more profitable.
Implementation of technology tools such as ERP Software is too helpful for companies. It allows them to align their proceedings and to be more efficient at doing them, making the best out of their resources to perform activities that bring value to the company. However, as in every single change, it isn’t easy, so constant capacitation for the right operation is vital. The outcome is a more competitive and productive company. In this sense, staff capacitation is key for the company to perceive and enjoy the benefits of an ERP.