November 17, 2016 – Rolling Meadows, IL – Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America has launched PanaCIM Work-in-Process Solution, a deeper, more inclusive enterprise-level software innovation especially suited to tracking and controlling production, from Receiving to Shipping and every process in between. A new, tenth module addition to the multi-award-winning PanaCIM Enterprise Edition Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software package, PanaCIM Work-in-Process is a highly configurable, intuitive framework that seamlessly integrates different factory automation systems into a single network for traceability of any product, any process, regardless of manufacturing mix or volume.
A work station interface provides the foundation for data collection, work instructions, and factory operations for discrete manufacturers. The intuitive graphical interface allows for the creation of unlimited processes, installs easily with minimal hardware requirements, and accommodates new documentation versions to be added before rollout. Processes can be created via a simple drag-and-drop procedure—sensors, automation, and even manual processes can be integrated, so manufacturers can know which steps a product has completed, and then enforce route control. Custom conditions can be accommodated to provide non-linear process plan capability, all to ensure the utmost quality.
According to Ramesh Narayanan, GM of Software Development, Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, “The real beauty of PanaCIM Work-in-Process is that it integrates complex process data in the background, and presents it to the user in a simple, easy-to-use program. For management, traceability can be reported throughout an entire manufacturing process and include as much standard/user-defined data (i.e. Cycle Time, Quality, OEE and customer data points) as desired.”
PanaCIM Work-in-Process is capable of defining trace data at the individual part level, defining inventory locations for any factory floor, and providing a fast, efficient mobile experience for inventory staff. It is fully compatible with PanaCIM Enterprise Edition and PanaCIM Maintenance. PanaCIM Enterprise Edition has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including a Technology award for Best Product, Americas from Global SMT & Packaging and two NPI Awards for Production Software from Circuits Assembly.
Learn more about Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America at www.panasonicfa.com
About Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
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