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Valor® Business Intelligence (BI) for PCB Assembly

Valor Business Intelligence gives PCB manufacturing executives and line managers the crucial information they need to deliver on-time, eliminate waste and improve asset utilization, first pass yield and DPMO. Its dashboards, alerts and automated reports make it easy to analyze total traceability, quality and equipment/material utilization.

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Decision support for manufacturing operations management

Valor Business Intelligence software shows you which problems to solve, and in which order to solve them.

Effective use of business intelligence achieves the greatest impact by reducing costs while improving quality and on-time delivery, according to your business priorities.

“Since we take on the toughest projects in the PCB production industry, the Valor MSS Business Intelligence solution from Mentor Graphics is helping our factory achieve even higher performance. We need immediate access to clear information we can act on and BI provides this visibility. BI is reducing our time-to-corrective action, improving our bottom line profits, and enabling us to offer better service to our customers.”

Farid Anani, Manufacturing Manager, Computrol

Improve order fulfillment

  • Track each customer work-order as product moves through factory
  • Display current status of delivery against the due date
  • Identify bottleneck in the production flow
  • Provide secure environment for sharing web based reports

Increase manufacturing process quality

  • Track yield and DPMO at each process inspection or test station
  • Instantly trigger Alerts with defined Upper or Lower Control Limits
  • Automatically generate quality reports on intervals you determine
  • Provide drill down analysis to determine root cause

Correct problems quickly

  • Use of automated reports and alerts gives immediate visibility to the problem
  • Drill down reporting with drag and drop selection of dimensions and measures
  • Avoid wasting time and resources on chasing the wrong problems

Deliver traceability reports instantly

  • Achieve compliance with customer requirements
  • Set up automated reports for traceability based on the PCB ID number, or component lot code/date code/reel ID
  • Minimize any recall exposure to only the affected product

Enhance product and supplier quality

  • Link the product performance at inspection and test to specific vendors and raw material date codes
  • Compare quality between SMT suppliers at the level of component reference designators on the PCB assembly
  • Quickly eliminate continued use of a bad component lot code, and isolate product built with a known bad component lot code
Ave Cycle Time gauge

Improve asset management and utilization

  • Track utilization data for each machine and line in the factory
  • Track performance data for each process asset
  • Associate and compare product quality with specific process assets
 
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