Date: Tuesday 09 June 2020
NoMuda’s VisualFactory™ offers customers yet another cutting-edge update to their leading Manufacturing Execution System (MES). This added functionality is all part of the core product, as NoMuda strives to continuously improve the shop floor with as many as four updates each year.
Up until this release, VisualFactory has used email for communication, Andon calls, and document sign-off. NoMuda has now expanded this functionality extensively and you can now choose from a wide range of communication methods such as Email, SMS, Microsoft Teams, Slack, WhatsApp, and phone calls to reach key contacts, with options to escalate calls further for a faster response. Set urgent and non-urgent, automated communications from the shop floor i.e. when an order is complete or there is a production issue.
Certain operations such as heat treatment in an oven, circuit board burn-in, or curing adhesive require the product to wait for a certain time. NoMuda has introduced a new timer operations feature in VisualFactory that allows you to track that time, show countdown clocks, and alert you when the end time is approaching.
VisualFactory Work Instructions are currently available in a wide selection of languages and now the latest version can translate the full application into your local language. Chinese, Danish, and French are available now, with Spanish and additional languages to follow at a later date.
You can also access information from commonly used external systems and post responses back from VisualFactory. For example, Work Orders from your ERP system. VisualFactory uses its own API to process the information and provides you with the results to analyze data and generate insightful reports.
CEO Phil Borland who originally developed the VisualFactory MES himself in 2002 said,
Since being included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant in 2018, we have been striving to expand the functionality of VisualFactory in many areas. The rate of progress is fantastic, and we are now the MES of choice in many bluechip companies.
VisualFactory 4.20.1 is now available for all NoMuda VisualFactory™ users to update. If you are interested in migrating to a digital manufacturing process or think that you can get more out of your current Manufacturing Execution System, then contact us on the link below.