Enterprise Solutions used – Baan- Infor LN and Radiography testing solution for Quality Tests Reporting

Projects by ITWARE

  • Customized Scheduler solution for Foundry
  • Implementation of a MS Dot net based Radiography Testing solution with Baan V integration for QA testing & inspection

1. Features of the customized solution within ERP for scheduling Production

Business Challenges

  • Multiple orders, with same Grade, belonging to one or more customers should be scheduled together based on delivery dates.
  • Complex Production capacity / sequencing constraints should be incorporated in to the scheduling.
  • Making the mold for the casting, just-in-time, taking in to consideration pattern readiness, should be planned in parallel, Deviation from the plan should be accommodated.
  • Multiple recommendations should be provided for the production team to choose from.

Our Solution

  • Parameterized solution so that user can tweak as the situation demands.
  • Existing Baan masters used as much as possible &new masters created as needed such as capacities, patterns etc.
  • System simulates the demand plan based on the parameters; user then evaluates this plan & tweaks with sample order priority
  • Based on the approved batches, Mold plan is generated, reviewed and approved for all days in the planning horizon.

Business Benefits

Project was used by customer for some time to schedule their production but due to frequent changes in customer orders & delivery patterns they are also using manual process for scheduling

Technology used

  • Baan V Tools
  • AFS scripts
  • Data upload automation from excel BOM’s

2. Automation of Testing Process within the Plant (Radiography Testing system)

Business Challenges

  • To keep track of the radiography QA testing carried out on the castings.
  • To bill the customer for the certification based on the type of testing requested.
  • To provide valuable feed-back to production team about re-work carried out.
  • To integrate this testing activity with ERP Operations completion procedures

Our Solution

  • Individual castings are tracked using unique identification no.
  • Each casting has pre-defined LS template (location and segments) and film sizes to be used.
  • Categories of coverage are defined for each Casting.
  • Pictures are taken and numbered as per the system.
  • Supervisor reviews the films and records observations in the system. Finally, QA tester approves or rejects the piece.
  • Rejected piece goes for re-work to production.
  • Certificate is issued for approved casting.
  • ERP Baan-LN operations completion procedure updated

Business Benefits

Customer still using the solution across their plant and being supported by us with additional modifications where required by business for the last 6 years

Technology used

  • MS VB Dot Net
  • Baan AFS scripts
  • Data upload automation
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