Valor Computerized Systems Ltd, the global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board design and manufacturing supply chain, has been selected for its vCheck Quality Management System by Nedap N.V, developers of security and electronic control units as well as automation, management and information systems for organisations in a wide variety of industry sectors.
Nedap N.V., headquartered in Groenlo, the Netherlands, purchased the vCheck system as a major step to a possible implementation of Valor’s comprehensive end-to-end software suite, DynamiX, a MES software solution that encompasses the entire production process from Lean management of materials, PCA assembly processes and test, full product assembly and test, through to the final packing of finished goods ready for shipment
vCheck is designed to function as a stand-alone application, or as part of a larger MES suite, and will enable Nedap N.V. to fully maximize quality and drive the manufacturing process to optimal performance by balancing quality, throughput and cost. Every aspect of quality testing and inspection is visible to any decision maker in real-time allowing immediate review and action if required.
Valor’s Quality Management System fully integrates into each customer’s manufacturing and test environment, collecting data from test and repair stations including visual inspection stations, AOI, AXI, ATE, and functional test equipment.
All collected information is captured and consolidated into one centralized database that can be cross-linked into other data sources via built in APIs, facilitating the detection of problems and their causes. vCheck features alarms and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) trigger points to help continuously reduce Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) in the manufacturing process.
In conjunction with the closed loop repair station capability featuring intelligent diagnostic guidance, the time used to analyze tests is significantly reduced and repairs are considerably streamlined.
“We have been looking at ways to develop a leaner manufacturing model to become more cost effective, to improve manufacturing efficiency and most importantly to optimize quality.” said Ton Scharenborg, general production manager from Nedap Inventi B.V. “After intensive market evaluation, we discovered Valor and their targeted range of software solutions. We felt that introducing a good quality management system would facilitate our goal to streamline our manufacturing capability. vCheck is very user friendly and the traceability, defect data collection and analysis tools have helped us to identify problems faster, resulting in fewer production slowdowns and faster turnarounds. It’s an initial step for us to implementing the full MES solution from Valor, called DynamiX.”
Stephan Häfele, president of Valor Europe, comments, “We are very pleased to have Nedap N.V. as a new customer. As a pioneering company forging new ground in electronic and security control units, Nedap N.V. approached us to provide a solution that would help them advance manufacturing performance and quality. vCheck is a flexible and affordable solution that meets this requirement, addressing traceability, improved quality and efficiency. We will be pleased to help extend their manufacturing effectiveness further in the near future, by putting our DynamiX software suite into operation.”
QMT Applications: April 2010
Entrepreneurial Dutch manufacturer selects Valor's quality management system