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What Is Point of Issue Component Control?

Component Control is a point-of-issue materials tracking and error-proofing software that ensures:

  • Employees use the correct parts in the correct quantities
  • Actual consumption is recorded in real time
  • Consumption and production are reconciled
  • BOM components can be traced by lot or serial number
  • Component Scrap can be tracked and monitored
  • Variances in expected vs. actual consumption can be reconciled
  • Components can be back flushed from the ERP

Why Do I Need Material Tracking?

Manufacturers often suffer from inaccurate inventory balances because it’s difficult to capture material usage at the point of use on the shop floor. As a workaround, factories sometimes rely on automatic backflushing, but the reporting delays can challenge reconciliation between what’s in the computer and what’s really on hand. An understanding of true usage can be elusive — and thus costly.

With Component Control, you can more accurately track inventory, reconcile variances and achieve a more accurate cost analysis.

Unique Features & Capabilites

Substitute Material

Operators and Assemblers can substitute one part for another. ShopVue uses validation logic so that substitutions are limited to very specific situations.

Configurable Validations

ShopVue checks quantities issued against validation rule sets to ensure that Frontline Workers are using the correct quantities.

Lot and Serial Control

If a part is lot controlled, ShopVue can require Frontline Operators to specify the lot or serial number being used for traceability.

Ad Hoc Material

Frontline Operators and Assemblers can use parts not specified on the original BOM if necessary.

Single Button Confirmation

Frontline Operators and Assemblers can quickly and easily confirm planned quantity by pressing a button automatically labeled with the default quantity.

Material Issue Summary and Material Variance Reports

Core reports include the details of each material issued for complete material usage visibility.

ShopVue’s Component Control module offers a shop floor-friendly interface for Frontline Workers to validate and record the materials they use. Through configuration, the user interface is unique to each process that you want to control. Touchable controls and bar code scanning reduce the time production employees spend at the terminal and reduce data collection errors.

How Do We Measure Its Value?

Every piece of material that crosses your shop floor has worth. Don’t let inaccurate usage reporting erode that value when you can have granular visibility into consumption and error-free control over your operators’ processes. Component Control ensures streamlined manufacturing with comprehensive documentation and reporting.