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Scrap, rework and recalls are expensive and potentially dangerous. Track & Trace allows you to identify and create a birth history for every part, process and product. Part of the Argonaut suite, Track & Trace can be installed on its own or as part of a larger MES. Once configured, traceability is easily replicated to additional operations. And like all Argonaut apps, Track & Trace can be controlled and managed from a central location for your entire enterprise.
Don’t Buy More than You Need
With Argonaut, you don’t have to buy an entire MES just to get traceability. Argonaut Track & Trace is designed to capture every part and process that’s relevant to your production and assembly. Depending on your requirements, we’ll integrate bar codes, RFID, pin stamping or other identifiers to track your products through manufacturing and beyond. With the Argonaut manufacturing performance platform, adding additional operations, plants and countries is simpler than you’d expect.
Bring Down Production and Warranty Costs
A lithium battery manufacturer saved over $100M in recall expenses by implementing RedViking’s tracking and traceability system. One of the world’s largest automakers cut warranty work in half with the help of a RedViking traceability system. A well-designed tracking system with an implementation fitted precisely to your requirements has an immediate profitable impact.
Quickly Identify Root Cause of Defects
As soon as a defect is identified, Track & Trace will be able to tell you all of the paths, operations, tools, raw materials and timing associated with it. Rather than shut down the entire line or a large part of it, you’ll be able to identify root cause and address the source of the defect. Our customers see significant cost savings by reducing waste, rework and downtime.
Limit Recall Impact to Actual Defects
In the event of a recall, Track & Trace will help limit its impact. Because your system has created an entire birth history during production, it can show you which products to recall, and which ones not to. You’ll know which products contained the defective raw material, were incorrectly processed, or were handled by a faulty machine. Your recalls can be more specific and less costly.
Meet Government Compliance Standards
Lessen your chances for fines and penalties associated with government non-compliance by confirming your regulatory requirements are being met at every point. Because tracking and traceability are real-time systems, you’ll be able to easily see that your products are compliant. We have our own stringent internal requirements for compliance and we understand how critical it is for you.
Protect Your Reputation
Negative information can quickly damage a company or a brand, and social media has made it easier than ever for unhappy customers to share their opinions. It’s important to have a tracking and tracing solution to help you stop issues before they become too large to manage. The more information you have about root cause, the more quickly you can communicate a plan to address it.
Argonaut apps can run individually or as part of a larger MES suite. Apps can be added, updated and removed as needed.
- OEE/Factory Information System for process management and reporting
- Track and Trace for part, product and process traceability
- Pack Out: Identify, verify and track completed groups of components
- Error/Mistake Proofing: Quality check for gated operations
- IIoT Gateway: Securely broadcast PLC data to subscribers for interpretation and analysis
- Part Kitting and Sequencing for assembly line optimization
- Automated Work Instructions for each operation
- Media Casting for delivering websites, videos, and images to remote locations
Looking for manufacturing software that’s not on this list? Let us know because we might be working on it now, or have an Argonaut-compatible partner who can help out. You can use contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone number is +1.734.454.0500.