1factory Launches Online Platform for Simplifying Supplier Quality Management

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Manage inspection and process capability data from within your factory and across your supply chain.

1factory, Inc. today announced the launch of an online Supplier Quality Management platform that provides manufacturers visibility and access to quality control data from across their supply chain.

For buyers, 1factory makes it easy to enforce quality controls, access inspection and process capability (Cp, Cpk) data, and collaborate with suppliers to improve manufacturing processes across the supply chain.

For suppliers, 1factory simplifies the tasks of creating and maintaining quality control plans, collecting inspection data, analyzing process capability and performance, and sharing the data with customers.

1factory is designed to integrate with existing inspection and business practices, while driving disciplined data collection and analysis across the supply chain. Data that is currently being recorded on spreadsheets and paper is instead entered into the 1factory system, where it is associated with a part number, lot number, serial number, date, gage, and operator. Unlike blank spreadsheets, 1factory’s Quality Control Plans enforce what measurements need to be taken.

1factory automates data-capture from digital gages and bar-code readers, minimizing data-entry errors, and cuts data-entry time by 50 percent. Complex calculations, such as Process Capability (Cpk) and Process Performance (Ppk) analysis, and repetitive tasks such as report creation and formatting, are automated, allowing Quality Control teams to focus on Process Improvement.

Data can be instantly shared between buyer and supplier through a simple secure interface. Both Buyer and Supplier see and interpret the same data the same way, at the same time, minimizing disputes, and fostering collaboration. Supplier Quality Engineers can now review and provide feedback on Quality Control Plans, and Inspection and Process Capability Data.

1factory’s intuitive design and best-in-class screens make navigation very simple. Training takes less than an hour. 1factory’s web-based architecture eliminates the need for expensive servers, and IT support. It also eliminates the need for expensive consultants for configuration or installation. A user can simply sign up at 1factory.com and get started.

1factory’s subscription pricing allows users to start small - with just one part, one feature, one supplier - and scale at their own pace as business needs increase. 1factory’s customers have experienced a Return on Investment in weeks, compared to traditional enterprise software, where a return on investment could take years.

Free “Discover” Plan
1factory offers a free plan that supports up to five users and five part numbers within a company, and can be accessed by signing up at http://www.1factory.com.

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