ELIMINATION OF LABELING ERRORS
For manufacturers, a mislabeled shipping container or a container with incorrect quantities is considered a serious defect that can lead to costly consequences. Human error is most often the culprit when label mistakes happen, which is why many industries require that labels are not batch printed but individually produced based on machine events at the point of production (i.e. lineside labeling).
ASSIST™ provides a label Error proofing solution which is designed to satisfy core Minimum Process Requirements (MPRs) for lineside labeling by replacing the batch label printing process with a solution leveraging automated machine data collection to determine that the container being packed is labeled properly and contains the correct quantity. Additionally, the ASSIST™ system adapts to your current infrastructure, so there is no need to replace your current EDI software or upgrade your machine controls.
The following illustration and list of capabilities highlights some of the key aspects of the ASSIST™ software product.
Collects part type and part count data from various machines and devices to include PLCs, weigh scales, vision systems, leak tests, various serial and Ethernet devices, robots, machine tools, presses, I/O, and virtually any technology commonly found on the plant floor.
Provides live feedback to the operator with respect to part number being packed, current quantity,
and any system errors or faults.
Seamlessly interfaces with a variety of ERP systems to effectively trigger the printing of each label.
Allows operators or supervisors to intervene in the process by reprinting labels and manually adjusting part counts.
Stores all events in a historical system audit log for traceability purposes, including the customer serial number for each label that has been printed.
Provides and administrative interface for creating and editing part numbers, part type relationships, container quantity, users, groups, etc.