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Visual Quality Inspection Proved as Gigantic Power in Manufacturing

Focus on providing confidence on quality

Quality assurance is paramount parts of the manufacturing process. It is the part which comes at the end of the production where the final product is inspect for defects and errors before selling it to the customers. This is important because not only it minimize the errors in production, but also prevents humans from items which can be potentially be perilous.

Industries which are involved in producing end products such as Auto parts, mirrors, sanitary ware, Laminates, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, beverages and foods etc. can immensely profit from visual quality inspection systems

How Do Visual Inspection Systems Work?

Visual Quality Inspection Systems take use of digital sensors, RFID Tags and QR Code which are protected inside the cameras. These cameras use the optical sensors for capturing images which are then processed by computers in order to measure specific characteristics and parameters for decision making

Benefits of Visual Inspection Systems

Save time for Inspection and more on production number: After Visual quality inspection systems have been planned and tuned in to the manufacturing process, they can do immense of production checking in a really short amount of time as compared to human inspection.

Accurate Inspection without any human interference: In human inspection systems, there’s always a great chance of errors and no matter how experienced and focused the employees are, these errors can never brought down to a negligible level. Human capabilities have limitations which Visual Quality Inspection systems haven’t. And this is how they eliminate the chances of error in inspection to a great extent and deliver a higher quality of products.

Compatible with every use-case: Another benefit of Visual Quality Inspections is that in case production method changes, these systems also alter accordingly with great ease.

Increase in Accuracy: They also improve the production efficiency. They can identify errors at a faster rate. Analysis of these remark defects can be made quickly and necessary corrections can be made immediately.

Remote Access: Unlike humans, these systems can work nonstop for twenty-four hours. They can also be operated and programmed from a remote place.

By adopting the visual inspection system in the manufacturing process, companies can boost production and also prevent the wastage which is generated by defected and faulty products. This will save not only the revenues, but also ensure complete customer satisfaction.

If your unit makes products at a mass level and you are looking for a modern and reliable inspection system, then buy Trident- Visual Quality Inspection platform which is trusted by numbers of industrial units for its accuracy and reliability.

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Top 5 outdated practices that should be eliminated in your Field Service Business

With 2020 on the horizon, it’s the utter time to think about new platform to improve your field service business. You’ve probably been discovering about new trends and visions for the future, and it’s probably a little overwhelming. A painless way to get started is by discarding some of the outdated practices you’ve been following. We’ve compiled a list of field service practices you might want to leave behind this year.

  1. Manual Scheduling: Field service scheduling requires making fast and calculated decisions. You need to take everything in account from travel time and routing, technicians’ schedules and skill sets, equipment tracking, and SLA compliance. It’s much easier to adopt on an automated scheduling solution to make optimized decisions for you at every new case, so you can focus on the bigger things—like your customers’ satisfaction.
  1. Paper based forms: 46% of field technicians reported paperwork and administrative tasks as the unexpected part of the day. That’s because they would much rather be doing their jobs and interpreting customer problems. Electronic and mobile forms can make this process much less painful and swifter. Go even further to simplify the process by allowing fields to be automatically populated with known information from the main system.
  1. Delaying service updates: It’s important that dispatchers and management have the most precise picture of the status of work being performed. Encourage technicians to update their status service orders in a timely manner from Field service application so you have more visibility into day-to-day execution.
  1. Difficult appointment booking: According to our Field Service Report, almost all cited “ease of booking” as a top priority. If service organizations wish to retain with customers, they must make the booking process uncomplicated, and available across a variety of channels. Everyone has a preference when it comes to communication, so mobile, web, and phone-based booking must be available.
  1. Using separate solution: The only way to gain true visibility into field service schedules is to manage everything in a single solution. This includes schedules, beat planning, long- and short-cycle work, technician allocations, and more. Limiting field service management to Mobile application also gives you the easiness to manage your workforce more efficiently and ensure that you’re equipped to handle urgent work.

Want to see working application, Trident Field Serv solution provides similar solution with advanced activity scheduling, resource optimization and mobile enablement capabilities that enables the field services delivery teams to be able to track, monitor and report the services activities on the go.

Contact us for more information on how we can help your firm identify, implement, measure and use yours key performance indicators for Workforce Monitoring.

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The new face of quality-checks: Industry 4.0 Cognitive Visual Inspection

Numerous manufacturing industries are showing interest and are adopting the smart factory concept or we can call it the connected factory or Industry 4.0 roadmap to amplify their productivity and raised competitiveness. Each and every field of industry talk about asset tracking, predictive maintenance and OEE that are being greatly impacted by Industry 4.0. This is because of the tremendous addition of value by coupling the IT (Information Technology) with Operating Technology. Producers are now looking forward to track the utilization of their products by directly taking feedback from their customers in order to rectify their upcoming variants. And for the attainment of this, the comprehensive value chain has established a network of retailer, manufacturer, supplier, warehouse and the consumer.

The manufacturing process needs to be very steady in order to provision higher qualitative outcomes during every phase of the production. More than half of these quality tests incorporate visual inspections to make sure that all the parts are functional and are located at the destined location or is there any possible blemishes or all the colors are intact or is there any shape deformation. Many times due these defects get ignored during visual quality inspection and reaches the end customer, result of which is customer dissatisfaction and negative brand image in the market. As a measure, companies have to recall the products from the market and from end customers. This is not only a rigorous process but also an expensive one.

Leaving these inspections checks on the automated technology can be tough due to the variety in ranges of product and the tremendous amount of inspections.  There can be any possible complexity that directs towards any sort of defect of any size. So it becomes extreme necessity to deploy the newer and more happening cognitive visual inspection, which has a proven track record to deliver the peak value at its best.

The images that are being captured during the distinct phases of the assembly line are passed through the main learning service, which then stamps it with OK and Not OK part, based on the desired characteristics of the elements and parts..  If the product doesn’t qualify the requirements submitted in the program it will be automatically stamped as Not OK and vice versa. Every organization can train and deploy these systems as per their inspection criteria and can set up even the strictest of visual inspections parameter.

As these programs are built using advanced neural networks, these can be easily trained and can be deployed on any hardware that has been already configured. So it curtails the chances of getting latency during the live production phase and the overall production will commence once it has been set up

 

Wrap Up:

These systems can be easily trained by feeding them the defected images > then allocate the trained system to pre-configured hardware > Inspect the image > and lastly preview the outcomes.

A crosscheck from the human inspectors who can check the results shown by the system will amplify its abilities. This correction information is then fed to the system again for the betterment of the results and to attain desired outcomes. The repeated occurrence of a defect can then be traced back in the production process to identify and eradicate the source of causing that defect thereby preventing it from reoccurring. Such type of cognitive system is a deep necessity for all manufacturing businesses and significantly the ones who are manufacturing products in sectors like automotive, electronics and the ones who are using assembly lines in their companies.

There are some more added benefits of deploying cognitive visual inspection i.e.:

  • Reduction in Inspection time leading to faster time to market
  • The level of quality touches sky with no chances of human mistakes
  • Smoothens Inspection process flow, without much  human intervention
  • Increase in Brand Image
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction
  • Lesser Product Recalls
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Are you managing your IoT devices’ software in the right way?

Enterprises today are part of a new world: a software-driven world. And while this new world has brought many great innovations, it is also forcing organizations in all industries to rethink their software development practices, to deliver new features and offerings faster. Those entities that will embrace and incorporate change most effectively, will be the winners. In a world where industry disruptors set new market conditions, new standards for product delivery and customer satisfaction, industry incumbents are faced with two options: either continue using their existing approaches and tools, with the risk of lagging behind the competition, or adapt to the “new normal” and deliver products and applications faster, with less resources.

As it pertains to the “new normal” DevOps standards, organizations now face many challenges such as cost overruns, software development projects that don’t scale in line with the enterprise growth, and increased market demands for speed. On top of that, the available outdated testing tools don’t offer visibility to ensure the right specifications get tested in the right time.

Lean and agile principles

So, how can you make sure your organization is ready to manage unexpected changes, and deal with any dependencies that you already have under the hood? How do you ensure a strong balance between the existing business and the new development? Many of you may already be familiar with lean and agile principles and have probably even tried applying them in smaller teams. But what we’ve seen so far in the market is that many of you struggle to apply these principles across the entire organization.

Lean and agile principles can help you reach your goals in today’s hyper-competitive world of digital product delivery. By becoming a lean and agile enterprise your organization will be able to adapt faster to the needs of the market by improving internal collaboration and communication. You will be able to learn in real-time from your clients to ensure that you are producing the prioritized set of features that drive economic value. By managing test labs, test planning, and ensuring the tight linkage between product demand and delivery, your organization will be able to reduce waste (time, effort, resources), while ensuring that your business strategy is aligned with the investment and development goals.

Client successes

Let’s have a look at a few examples of what some of the industry leaders have achieved, using lean and agile processes.

  • 50 percent reduction in time to market because of increased efficiency.
  • 80 percent reduction and software defects through earlier testing and easier detection of discrepancies.
  • 50 percent decrease in user time to acceptance of software releases.
  • 57 percent development cost reduction.

Nationwide achieved 50 percent improvement in code quality and 70 percent reduction in system downtime by applying lean principles to transform the software delivery lifecycle. Diagnostic Grifols, a world-leading healthcare enterprise headquartered in Barcelona Spain, increased the efficiency of development documentation by 30 percent—facilitating compliance, ensuring consistency of records across all product lines, and reducing operational costs.

 

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Time to transform

It’s time to transform your organization into a lean and agile enterprise. It’s time to ensure that your firm can adjust to any market change, predict the unpredictable, keep costs low, deliver new features and offerings faster, and never lose a beat with your customers.

If you would like to learn more, let’s get connected! Our IBM solution enables companies to improve visibility and transparency across the product delivery lifecycle by providing a single source of truth. It also enables enterprises to define a process custom to each organization, and it ensures quality and compliance. All using lean and agile processes.

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