Andon is a term from the Japanese culture that graphically shows a quality problem stemming likely from an incorrect process, a poor quality part, a part failure, etc.
The amount of time it takes for a production sequence to occur, to assemble a part, it is usually measured in seconds or minutes.
An acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning. This is a software / system that matches orders to production systems to optimize planning and manufacturing on a shop floor. ERPs can be per one factory or across many factories.
Is a method of connecting multiple computers into a local area network.
Error Proofing System
Is any system which reduces errors, usually in a production environment or factory.
Is a mechanical or software feature which, in the case of a failure will leave the system or machine, as safe as it was before the change.
The skills, knowledge and experience of a person or a group of people, such as a workforce. An intangible asset of a company.
Human Machine Interface, sometimes called an MMI (Man-machine interface). It is how a human interacts with a machine or a system.
Manufacturing Execution System
A system implemented to reduce errors in manufacturing and product assembly.
Materials Requirements Planning software which controls what a factory, system or line will manufacture.
A system used by humans to pick various parts for an assembly operation. Lights are used to visually guide the operator to picking the parts usually from small bins.
Is a Japanese term which translates to mistake-proofing.
Programmable Logic Controller a scanning computer used in manufacturing.
A Programmable Logic Controller is a high speed scanning computer used for manufacturing environments.
Power over Ethernet.
A Quality Management System often used by a company as a set of processes to control quality.
Radio frequency identification, often used for employee identification.
Used in machine building and automation, it is used to show visual machine status indicators. These can be red, yellow and orange (for example) to denote a stop, jam or failure.
Drawings, word documents, video, wireframe and sketches to assist workers in manual assembly tasks.