For high-tech manufacturing companies, forms are necessary to perform data-capture activities. They are especially critical in gathering, securing, and processing information for quality manufacturing process automation which is necessary to conform to ISO international standards, such as audits, nonconformances, corrective/preventive actions, and customer complaints.
To be effective, an electronic forms-based process should be flexible in meeting an organization's needs. They should be efficient in getting input and approval from everyone involved and should allow collaboration and manufacturing process automation among several users, departments, and suppliers.
MasterControl manufacturing process automation, an integrated part of the MasterControl quality management suite, automates, streamlines, and effectively manages forms-based processes to help automotive manufacturers ensure ISO conformance. Here are some of its powerful features to ensure your system is always Compliant, Connected and Complete.
Adherence to ISO standards is a state, not an event. MasterControl helps companies not only attain manufacturing process automation but sustain ISO conformance by optimizing quality processes, providing industry best-practice workflows, and effectively managing the compliance environment.
Automates all forms-based tasks, including notification, follow-up, escalation, and approval. Forms created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint can be converted to HTML, so end users won't need new training. A company may also improve existing forms or design entirely new ones. Manufacturing process automation helps simplify the compliance environment, making it easier to stay compliant.
All quality-related forms and documents will be stored in a secure, centralized repository, making it easy to search and retrieve them during an ISO conformance assessment or an internal or customer audit.
Provides automatic revision control to ensure that only the current version of a form is available. When a user makes a change in the record, the user must enter a reason for the change.
Form designers can change, or even restrict, a user's sign-off choices (i.e., work in process, final approval, etc.) to better control the form process and the workflow.
A form can be configured to allow two or more people to sign off at once. This is necessary for tasks that require a witness during completion (i.e., electronic batch records). This functionality of manufacturing process automation eliminates the need for one user to log out and log back in, so the second user can sign off.
Provides standard and customized reports. Data captured on forms are automatically entered in an SQL database. Companies can use built-in tools to filter data, and then chart results for instant analysis. MasterControl includes dashboard, drill-down, and advanced scheduling capabilities.
Enterprise-wide Product Application: MasterControl's manufacturing process automation can handle every department's forms-based processes, making it an ideal enterprise-wide solution. MasterControl provides the appropriate tools and services necessary for successful implementation and validation.
MasterControl's Professional Services team, consisting of former ISO auditors and system administrators, has developed a comprehensive training program that serves as a foundation for successful project implementation and helps companies realize software ROI faster. The team conducts training at MasterControl's state-of-the-art Training Center in Salt Lake City and also at customers' facilities for accurate implementation of manufacturing process automation.
Choosing MasterControl means getting the necessary technical support to ensure project success. MasterControl offers the expertise, infrastructure, and flexibility to meet every customer's needs, from initial installation to regular maintenance.
MasterControl can integrate with other applications like ERP, LIMS, accounting, and human resources applications to accommodate departmental needs.
A standardized Google-like search window is available throughout the application to make it easy for all authorized users to search and retrieve forms.
MasterControl's Explorer, similar to Windows Explorer, is an easy-to-use tool that helps users find and access documents quickly. Every department can maintain its own Explorers and documents can be stored in multiple Explorers. Manufacturing process automation system administrators can control and automatically update the documents through a dynamic link in the InfoCard.
Enterprise-wide routes can be created based on a company's unique needs. System administrators can easily create a variety of individually tailored user and security roles.