• Supports Lean Manufacturing: With one integrated package, EASEworks supports your lean manufacturing initiatives. From Standardized Work and Best Practices through Work Instructions and Training, EASEworks supports your operations. • Change Control: EASEworks MCR module controls the implementation of change, assuring that all documents are validated and updated, and all tasks are complete before iplementation. • Multilingual: EASEworks Version 7 is designed to support multiple languages. • Supports Quality: EASEworks allows for control and dissemination of quality documents including FMEA, Control Plans, and Layered Process Audits (LPA). • Integration: EASEworks can be easily linked to ERP, MES, and Quality systems.
• Labor Standards: EASEworks has lean solutions for labor and work standards. How long does it take? How long should it take? How do you improve? Is it a best practice? What if? EASEworks has answers for you. • Line Balancing: In order to maximize throughput, meet the TAKT time, and minimize cost, effective line balancing is essential in any environment where the work progresses down an assembly line. An effective line balance is needed for continuous flow, manufacturing goal of optionally balanced production lines with little waste, the lowest possible cost, and on-time, defect-free production. EASEworks uses the work standards from the Work Standards Module to create an initial line balance. EASEworks graphically displays the time the part or product spends at each workstation on the line and provides the capability to dynamically re-balance the line to achieve the smoothest, most efficient results. Work Instructions provide Manufacturing and Planning Engineers with the ability to create plans for any product and process using multimedia, graphics, digital images, and text. You can deliver detailed Work Instructions to any authorized user via your intranet or hard copy. • Manufacturing Document Management (MDM): Imagine….Control, index, present any manufacturing document regardless of which department owns it. EASEworks document control system is designed to provide manufacturing with the ability to control the process of creating, maintaining, and delivering critical information to any employee within the company who needs to use or view that information. The Manufacturing Change Request (MCR) system software is designed to help manufacturers automate and effectively manage every step of the manufacturing change control process, from request and submission through verification and actual implementation. Layered Process Audits (LPA) is an ongoing system of process checks that verify proper methods, settings, operator craftsmanship, error proofing devices, and that other inputs are in place to ensure an error-free product. LPA’s assure that defined methods and work instructions are utilized, problem solving solutions are held in place, and all process issues are identified and quickly corrected
Solutions by Industry:
• For Manufacturing: EASEworks is a comprehensive set of tools covering all manufacturing aspects from design to production. EASEworks includes Labor Standards, Process Planning, Line Balancing, Work Instructions, Manufacturing Change Request, Manufacturing Document Management, FMEA, and Layered Process Audit. EASEworks world class set of tools can be easily integrated with ERP, MRP, and maintenance systems. • For Retail: EASEworks for Retail has replaced the use of stopwatch time study techniques. Engineers with our training methodology are able to create and deliver accurate, supportable labor standards at a fraction of the cost of the traditional stopwatch approach. • For Logistics: EASEworks for Logistics was developed with input from our logistics partner and includes features and capabilities specific to the needs of the logistics business sector including: The ability to accommodate time for travel and use of material handling equipment; Integration of KVI’s (Key Volume Indicators); Links with Warehouse Management Systems. • For Office: EASEworks Office continues the philosophy that software that is difficult to use will quickly be discarded regardless of its capabilities. EASEworks Office offers a database in the form of a Clerical Standard Data Library, thus eliminating the need to develop any specific data. • For Agribusiness: In addition to the Universal Standard Data Library, EASEworks for Agribusiness also comes pre-loaded with a Standard Data Library for cutting operations in the meat and poultry processing industry. A powerful feature of EASEworks is the ability to establish the correct crewing of the line, whether it is high speed frozen entrees, harvesting, or fabrication line. EASEworks has replaced the use of outdated stopwatch time study techniques to build labor standards. With our training methodology we make it possible to create and deliver accurate, supportable labor standards at a fraction of the cost of the traditional stopwatch approach.
EASEworks is also used for training through providing standardized work video and work instructions.
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