We’re well into the 21st century. Is your Manufacturing Intelligence keeping up?

Simplified and real-time access to both contextualized and raw data from electronics manufacturing test has the potential to significantly improve how your organization deals with New Product Introduction and evaluation of newly introduced product revisions.

Overall, companies with good access to test KPIs spend significantly less money on wasteful activities and are able to retain more money that can be reinvested into innovation projects.

Versatile, easy to implement, good functionality, processing data instantly.
Probably the best test data collection tool in the market.

Mads DahlDirector of R&D Industrialization, Eltek

Reduce warranty claims

Cross-company access to test, repair and RMA data allows your company to learn continuously from past mistakes and improve as needed. As you learn the root causes of warranty claims, you find that many of these have origins during manufacturing or from design. Unless you can see the full history of a product, you will forever suffer from unnecessary warranty costs.

Reduce time spent on data-mining and data organizing

Easy access to any test and repair data means that you no longer have to spend valuable R%D resources collecting this. Not only is data collection automated, WATS completely abstracts away the need to post-organize your data for use in comparative analysis.

Travel less for NPI support and debugging

On-site NPI support and performance debugging are widespread and common activities. Regardless if you have your own or outsourced manufacturing. While local presence can add value to the intrusive nature of such travels takes the focus from other core activities. When all relevant parties have real-time access to manufacturing data, the ability to collaborate remotely skyrockets. This means that key-personnel, when faced with a problem, can share their expertise without having to be physically at the factory.

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Cross-functional collaboration

Test data should not only contain information about if a product passed the test or not. It should contain contextual information about what type of product it is, what revision, the test station and interface if was tested on, who did the test, and so forth. Further, if you can link this data to repair and RMA data, you have full transparency between the different symptoms detected in test and the validated outcome.

When all of this contextual meta data is present, it means that different stakeholders in a company can look at the exact same piece of data from their relevant point-of-view. It means that data does not have to move from one system to the next for you to provide your valuable input.

Effective collaboration with subcontractors

Have you ever been called up by your contract manufacturer to learn that the test throughput has been horrible for several days? Or received a statement of quality saying that there were absolutely NO test failures in the batch of units you just received? If so, you are not alone. And unless you have access to their test data, this will likely continue. WATS helps make sure that both parties instantly have access to the same data, and can detect and delegate problems as they appear.

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Less manufacturing material and labour waste

Scrap, repair and retesting can represent a considerable part of the unit cost of the products you sell. Very often, these are very controllable and unnecessary costs, that companies lack the visibility to address. WATS helps you expose relevant performance indicators so that you can improve your sales margins and make more money available for future R&D projects.

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