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First-Time-Right Engineering for Rapid Time to Market

Accelerate engineering for rapid Right-First-Time new product introductions

Mentor process preparation solutions offer new product introductions with world-class time-to-market and error-free production on the very first board, the first crucial step toward a true competitive advantage.

One software platform for every step of assembly and test:

  • Recognized standard of DFM analysis for assembly and test
  • Close the gap between Design and Manufacturing
  • Common data model for all manufacturing processes
  • Perfect quality on the very first boardOff-line “as built” simulation

“With the Mentor software we found a way to connect design with manufacturing and we speed up the development time and response time, while avoiding failures and mistakes.”

Alex Borcherding, Director Production Engineering/Purchase Automation PHOENIX CONTACT ELECTRONICS GmbH

Does your process development for new products give you an advantage over your competition?

Process Preparation is not only about the rapid introduction of new products: other key elements create a continuous challenge to ongoing profitable manufacturing.

Product Transfer

Consider what happens when a product must be moved from line-to-line or site-to-site. The machine models and/or platforms are different, with different configurations. How much work is it to transfer the product information from one line configuration to another? How many mistakes can be made in the translation of all of the parameters and libraries? The work and risk of product transfer is a high barrier to operation agility.

Engineering Changes

Engineering changes (ECN) must be managed. A minor product change can lead to a major change in production processes. For example, supplying components from reel in place of a tray requires moving placements between machines, throwing off the line balance.

valor mss process

Process Preparation with Valor MSS integrates with production planning and work instruction distribution and monitoring.

To keep the manufacturing floor running at maximum potential, close management of the engineering data and the ease of re-engineering the environment without artificial barriers is essential. Valor MSS Process Preparation, based on a common Product Data Model, delivers an engineering solution ready to meet the challenge of new product introductions as well as ongoing manufacturing.

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