Manufacturing Document Management

Create a single point of entry and control for your information

Have your data available at your finger tips. Be in control!

With EASEworks Manufacturing Document Management you create a single point of display, entry, and control for all your manufacturing information, regardless of owner or department.
EASEworks intuitive indexing allows easy access to critical information for anyone within the company needing to use or view that data. EASEworks controls documents by asset, process, and department. Also, it has built-in functionality for FMEA and Control Plans and Layered Process Audits. By creating a single point of entry and control for your manufacturing information, MDM supports creation by different departments, but allows intranet access to all authorized users. Creating, controlling, indexing, and presenting manufacturing planning involve a wide range of documentation that could include: Work Instructions, FMEA, Job Aids, Control Plans, Parts List, Fixtures, MSDS, Operator Maintenance/TPM, Layout, Ergonomic Assessment, Audits, Tooling List, Equipment Sheets, Inspection Sheets, and Setup Sheets.
Applied Logistics understands that document control is not the “end game” for manufacturing, but rather the presentation of that data to the appropriate user. To that extent, the EASE Document Control focuses heavily on providing on-line access through both “push” and “pull” methodologies.

Benefits

• Web access to Controlled Documents 
EASEworks web applications allow authorized users access to released documents.
• Reference to Other Systems, Referenced by Other Systems 
Documents controlled by other systems can be referenced (pointed at) by MDM and be available for display. Similarly, other systems can reference URL’s in the MDM system to gain access to documents held there.
• Integrated with Change Control 
The MDM module is fully integrated with EASEworks Manufacturing Change Request change control module.
• Departmental Control 
All departments can control their own documents. All authorized users can view them.
• Grouping and Indexing 
EASEworks allows for groupings of related documents by process and/or asset.
• Revision Control and History 
All documents held within MDM can be ISO 9002 compliant. Each document can have revision levels, change history, and complete copies of older releases.

Features

• Customer Templates Supported 
EASEworks documents are authored using MS Office. Users can create multiple templates to cover their documentation formats and still maintain ISO compliance, using header and footer fields that are updated upon document release.
• Multiple File Support 
As a default, EASEworks uses MS Office for its documents. However, the system is designed to cover any file type from CAD files to machine programs. Files that need to be created and maintained with other systems can still be controlled via check in/out procedures.
• Control 
Access is controlled. All departments can control their own documents.
• Status 
Draft complete or pending approval status is monitored and controlled.
• Database Storage 
Documents are stored by default in either Oracle or SQL Server databases, enabling easy control and web access.
• EASE of Use 
Work Instructions and other related documents are authored in MS Office products.
• One Stop Access 
All manufacturing documents can be accessed from one system.
• Audits and In-Process Checks 
With on-line work instructions in place, it is very easy to record and audit the manufacturing process via the same screens. EASEworks allows you to create and process audit and in-process checks.
• Integration 

EASEworks Manufacturing Document Management Module integrates the manufacturing activity on the factory floor into the total manufacturing process. By allowing all departments to create and control data, and then display it through one system, EASEworks can link associated documents. Even with data in another system, EASEworks can often reference it. Documents can be: filed to a database indexed by part, process, or location; browsed by any authorized user; automatically converted to an Adobe Acrobat .pdf format; deployed to any authorized user; and configured specifically for each client.
• FMEA and Control Plans 
The module has an integrated Process Flow, FMEA, and Control Plan section. Supported functions include linking the Process Steps to the FMEA to the Control Plan. Each FMEA line item has a corresponding Control Plan line. You cannot edit one without the other. It is a controlled document with revision levels, history, and authorization. Includes core team, escalation, and reporting.
• Layered Process Audits 
MDM allows for the creation and conducting of departmental audits. It has a complete LPA system built-in.

Testimonials

When it comes to a sophisticated approach to distribution and warehouse management, working with Applied Logistics was a natural. Their systematic approach saved us money and allowed us to run our distribution of nationwide products efficiently. Our partnership benefits all at Lowe's. Joseph Mabry; Executive VP of Logistics & Distribution As one of the largest food & drug retailers in North America, Safeway Inc. is an innovative company founded on a simple value philosophy: taking care of our customers is what Applied Logistics did for us. Reliable and safe distribution and management systems allowed us to maximize our revenue. Jerry Tidwell, Sr. VP Safeway Supply Operations Applied Logistics exemplifies the values of Snap-on. Their strong ability to demonstrate integrity, always respect the company in all situations, promote our teamwork, and listen to our inputs to suggested solutions, has made us value our partnership with Applied Logistics. Over the years our distribution, transportation and warehouse management efficiency has drastically increased due to their innovative software and management process. If you are not using it, you are simply wasting your money! Gary Henning, Operations Development