Process Rules Discovery is a totally unique manufacturing intelligence product that allows to improve yield by examining past performance in order to predict future performance.
Based on historical data, Process Rules Discovery uses patented pattern-recognition technology to extract from a set of process and product characteristics which combinations have been successful and which ones generated issues (in terms of quality, yield, environmental footprint…) These best operational practices and risk situations will be displayed in laymen’s terms facilitating communication across the company to the shop floor.
The real challenge is to provide a simple solution to complex issues.
Engineered by scientists but not for scientists, Process Rules Discovery is an algorithm-based application that offers a simple solution by providing data analysis that is straightforward, flexible and easy-to-deploy. Process Rules Discovery’s patented algorithms extract, optimize and allow editing of rules that are easy to understand and easy to communicate. It conveys this information through Best Operational Practices (BOP) enabling collaborative intelligence across your company. Rather than relying on subjective opinions or complex models, Process Rules Discovery allows the user to make decisions based on facts and historical lessons quickly. This ensures wide-spread adoption of BOPs throughout manufacturing operations, new product introductions and continuous improvement teams. Process Rules Discovery is designed to help you solve two important problems:
The industrialization problem could be summed up by the following sentence: “how do I go from a design or a prototype to a finalized product, ready to be shipped to my clients?” Very often, industrialization – the process used to create a viable product from a new design – can be complex, long and costly.
Through its advanced technology, Process Rules Discovery is able to isolate the most important factors in an industrialization process, and pinpoint a possible solution to the many issues that can delay it. Process Rules Discovery therefore offers your company a competitive advantage, because you can commercialize new products more quickly and more efficiently than your competitors.
Optimizing the Production Process
Once a product has gone through the industrialization process and has been in production for a longer period of time, new and unexpected problems can appear. For instance, due to new circumstances (a new key supplier, new machines, etc.), the level of defective products can rise to unacceptable levels.
In a complex industrial process, it is often very hard to find the root cause of these production problems. Using Process Rules Discovery, you can determine the source of these issues and drastically reduce the number of products that are considered defective, thereby increasing the profitability of a production unit. Even if a plant has a well-tuned production process, Process Rules Discovery is able to suggest possibilities to refine and optimize this process even more.