Impeccable raw material is an important basis for high-quality products. Even the best production processes will unable to turn inferior input materials into high quality products. Therefore, only raw materials, semi-finished products and materials that meet defined requirements may be used in the production process. It could also be that there are legal or pragmatic reasons for incoming goods inspections, for example, it may be the basis for your supply management system.
By performing systematic incoming goods inspections, quality related problems caused by suppliers are identified before they reach your production, and not after when it can be too late. To minimize inspection costs, you can apply automated inspection and flexible dynamic modification procedures, which uses the inspection history for articles and suppliers. Therefore, inspections are only proposed if they really are necessary.
Some of the powerful features of the HYDRA Incoming Goods Inspection module (WEP) are capabilities such as the mapping of all functions for incoming goods inspections, the interfacing of digital measuring equipment and the integration into a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). For example, HYDRA WEP uses the same mechanisms for inspection planning and inspection data recording in goods receipt as for in-production inspections. HYDRA WEP also accesses existing data from SAP using an interface and transfers inspection results without a time delay back to SAP. That means you only have to edit data once. Additionally, HYDRA WEP offers integrated supplier evaluation, as well as useful links to complaint management.
Benefits of incoming goods inspection with HYDRA WEP
- Early detection of supplier quality problems
- Reduced scrap rates in production due to impeccable input material
- Complete transparency of all quality inspections within the production process
- Reduced cost due to dynamically set up incoming goods inspections
- Cost savings through consistent supplier management
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.