Savigent Workflow™


Guaranteed Execution and Process Compliance
Using Savigent Workflow™ to execute a process as a workflow guarantees execution and compliance. The desired response to an event will take place every time.

Unparalleled Traceability for Compliance
Because Savigent Workflow™ is a controlled electronic system, its workflows are highly traceable and provide a wealth of execution-related information (e.g., what happened, when, how long it took, who was involved, etc.).

Objective Support for Continuous Improvement Initiatives
Detailed information that quantifies the occurrences of efficiency sapping events (e.g. downtime, yield loss), their duration and impact can be directly fed to continuous improvement teams. Improvements to manufacturing processes and equipment can be monitored and quantified, providing all the information required for ROI analysis.

Better Information for Decision Making
Execution of workflows within Savigent Workflow™ are managed by a controlled electronic system, so interactions with it—by systems, equipment, and people—are orchestrated. Manufacturers may realize operational benefits simply by implementing workflows from existing paper-based operations without change. Greater benefits are realized when efforts are made to Pareto execution paths, optimize execution, and refine processes and behaviors.

Improved Operational Efficiency
Execution of workflows within Savigent Workflow™ are managed by a controlled electronic system, so interactions with it—by systems, equipment, and people—are orchestrated. Manufacturers may realize operational benefits simply by implementing workflows from existing paper-based operations without change. Greater benefits are realized when efforts are made to Pareto execution paths, optimize execution, and refine processes and behaviors.


  • FEATURES
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • RESOURCES
  • WORKFLOW 101

Features

  • Workflow lifecycle is controlled from development through testing and deployment
  • Savigent Workflow is 21 CFR Part 11-ready, with controlled environment for all configuration changes
  • Workflow instantiation is based on an event occurrence and a result code to minimize the number of workflows activated
  • Complete history of all steps of a workflow and all associated data are automatically stored and made available for analysis and playback
  • All event occurrences and related data are automatically stored and made available for analysis
  • Intuitive design tools provide simulation and real-time validation of the Savigent Workflow™ models and workflows
  • Workflow test mode allows workflows to be safely deployed into production for testing.

Architecture

Service-based architectureThis enables exceptional connectivity and an abstraction layer between enterprise systems, people and equipment.
This enables exceptional connectivity. And an abstraction layer between enterprise systems, people and equipment. Savigent Workflow™ can integrate to any technology that typically resides in manufacturing environments. This allows a system’s implementation to change with the changing needs of the manufacturing environment while preserving high level workflows.

Proven technology
Built on Savigent Platform™ and the .NET framework, the system is backed up by the solid technical backbone of Microsoft® technology and Catalyst’s highly scalable agent-based, event-driven platform.

Open Connectivity
Savigent Workflow™ includes native connectivity support for industrial protocols, databases, messaging middle-ware, enterprise systems and Web protocols.

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OEE won’t provide you ROI

I debated using the title “Why I hate OEE” but I thought that was a little extreme, albeit catchy. And I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I hate OEE. Rather, I view initiatives solely focused on calculating the metric like investing in an expensive rear view mirror. You need one, don’t get me wrong. But the metric and the data required calculating it will only tell you where you’ve been. If implemented properly, you will know when you have had a problem, but it won’t change your behavior, your business processes or support your continuous improvement efforts – all of which can serve to increase your return on invested capital.

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What are Workflows?
Workflows are the sequence of actions that define interactions between people, equipment, and systems in the normal course of operations, as well as in response to unexpected events. These are the processes and procedures manufacturers strive to define, document, and refine to improve quality, reduce variability, and increase operational efficiency. Call them standard work, SOPs or simply business processes—they define what manufacturers do and how they do it.

What are Workflow-based Systems?
Any software functionality can be provided by a collection of workflows operating together as a system. Workflow-based systems are highly flexible and easily adapted to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing environment. They are also faster and easier to assemble than comparable coded software, making them very cost effective. Examples of workflow-based systems Savigent offers are:

* MES/MOM (discrete, batch and hybrid)
* Electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOP)
* Incident Management Systems
* Advanced Process Control (APC)
* Run-to-Run Control (R2R)
* Fault Detection and Classification (FDC)
* Out of Control Action Plans (OCAPS)
* Energy Management and Reporting
* Enterprise Torque Validation Systems
* Asset Efficiency / OEE / Performance Monitoring
* Product and Process Genealogy / Traceability
* Food Production Testing and Safety Systems
* CAPA/HACCP Systems
* Recipe Management
* Inventory / WIP Management
* Maintenance Management Systems

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