CD is committed to using data-driven automation throughout the company, and our Flight Status boards are a great example of this commitment. I am really pleased our developers received the recommendation they deserve,” commented W. Scott Fillebrown, President & CEO.
Flight Status is visible for employees to track the status of their orders at any point in the manufacturing process. Touch-screen displays present a real-time list of projects and board counts within specific process centers, including the quantity of boards in previous and subsequent process centers. An assembler can touch the line for a specific project to drill down into information relevant to that specific project in process, such as the enforced route and contact information.
The Flight Status system displays are prominent and highly-visible in specific process centers. Determining board status no longer requires reliance on email and all of the uncertainties that plague email systems. Leveraging information-at-a-glance, assemblers are better able to anticipate and prepare for machine turnaround and setup for the next job since they can see when they are nearing the end of the quantity of boards for the current run. The immediacy of ACD’s Flight Status System dramatically increases reliability, certainty and predictability of information distribution to meet the real-time demands of the high-mix electronics manufacturing process.
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