The Auros software can be beneficial for organizations across a variety of different areas and fields. While Auros was originally designed for manufacturing processes, it has continued to develop into a versatile tool that has the potential to help any organization manage their knowledge. Here are eight ways that plant operations can use Auros to help create better processes and more efficient workflows.
Agile Processes and Product Development
With advancing technology, organizations have to adapt and find new ways to improve their products and processes, or risk being left behind. Many organizations are transitioning from the standard waterfall approach to the agile process. Larger and more established organizations may find it challenging to make the transition, but Auros can help by blending standard work and knowledge into the agile concept. By blending these two concepts, organizations can have the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of the agile process with the certainty of standardized processes.
Any method or technique that is superior to other alternatives because it produces better results than other methods is known as a best practice. Developing effective processes for creating, communicating, and deploying best practices can give an organization a more competitive edge, by reducing costs, eliminating waste, and improving quality. Auros gives organizations the ability to efficiently create and deploy best practices across multiple business applications, while eliminating the delay between creation and utilization.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)
There is a clear need for product development organizations to take DFM and DFA efforts seriously, as 70 percent of manufacturing costs are determined by design decisions, and production decisions determine another 20 percent. Auros allows manufacturing teams to create, maintain, and publish DFM and DFA standards, which can then be automatically delivered to the design team. By integrating manufacturing process planning criteria into the design process, costs and time to market will be reduced.
Although projects begin with the intention of completely meeting each requirement and standard, compromises often occur. Decisions and actions based off of these compromises need to be visible, managed, and integrated into the workflow. Auros offers the capabilities to define, approve, reject, and document deviations according to requirements and standards.
Lessons Learned Sharing
In today’s economy, organizations can’t afford to take the extra time and resources necessary for a lesson to be learned and shared. Auros makes the process easier, as it captures lessons learned from a project and rapidly deploys them across projects, teams, and locations. Integrating these lessons into the workflow helps to prevent recurring mistakes.
Methods and Techniques
Modeled workflows and procedures can be an effective way to communicate how a work process should be executed. Auros allows workflows and procedures to be dynamically executed. With it, relevant knowledge from across the enterprise is collected and provisioned to the user at each step of the process.
Operational Health Reporting
Accurately measuring and monitoring quality and operational performance across facilities can be challenging. Auros provides an enterprise-wide solution to author, collaborate, and cascade a consistent set of Critical to Quality (CTQ) requirements. The application and evaluation of CTQs is dynamically reported by each facility. Auros allows organizations to find quality issues earlier and provide resolutions much more quickly, resulting in reduced warranty costs and improved customer satisfaction.
Physical Systems Sign-Off
It’s critical to any organization to create a safe and efficient work environment inside assembly plants. Auros is able to capture and deliver safety standards for each workstation, prior to production. Evaluations can then be easily delivered to the evaluator, which can be tracked, monitored, and reported.
If you’re interested in learning more about what Auros can do for your organization click here or schedule a consultative briefing. During the briefing, a lead Auros application engineer will discuss the software and its benefits for your organization with you and answer any questions that you have. To schedule a briefing, visit aurosks.com.
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