Whatever is being manufactured it has to comply with agreed technical specifications. This can be from customer, best practise and self regulation through to onerous regulated industry requirements. Regulation is an increasing trend. Naturally, products in their own right must comply with the specification, but also consideration has to be taken of the compliance and adherence to standard operating procedures. A product may have hidden problems if it is made to specification, but not in the approved way.
Compliance is usually a costly activity and can be a drain on resource. However, properly investigated and analysed, compliance can be largely automated through manufacturing information systems, with all forms of non-compliance being flagged up instantly.
An investment in sustainable improvement for product compliance will include: Control and Processes and SOP's, Managing product quality, Perishable Goods Control, Product Compliance, Product Safety, Production Tracking, Quality control of products, Regulatory Compliance, Right first time and Quality Assurance, each of which can be highly automated and made to deliver business risk reduction and improved customer satisfaction.
Every company will have achieved compliance improvements, and equally every company will have arrived at a different stage of continuous improvement development. A common factor is the drying up of early day successes as improvement becomes more difficult to both obtain and to sustain.
EmsPT’s approach is to examine where a company is in this improvement area and to recommend, justify and deliver manufacturing information driven solutions which help to increase and sustain compliance, through measurable and sustainable improvement which is highly automated.
The methodology deployed by EmsPT is field proven – the EmsPT DRIVE programme.