Savigent Workflow™ is a controlled electronic system designed specifically for the automation of workflow in the manufacturing environment. There are numerous benefits to automating workflow in Savigent Workflow™. It’s easier than you think and provides a significant ROI. Contact us to schedule a demo or to learn more about how Savigent Workflow™ can help your organization.
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Guarantee 100% Compliance
As Oscar Wilde wrote, “It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.” People are fallible. You have likely made significant investments in your efforts to define and document your standard operating procedures. And even more significant investments in continuous improvement and lean initiatives to refine and optimize them. It’s only natural that you should expect that they are executed according to plan. Paper-based and electronic document systems rely on people; people doing what they are expected to do when they are expected to do it. It’s fallible, a recipe for inefficiency and a significant source of variability.
Automating workflow in Catalyst Workflow™ provides manufacturers with the opportunity to guarantee 100% compliance, executing to plan every time. Critical events that initiate workflow are automated and the Catalyst Workflow™ server executes all required actions, coordinating the activities of people, equipment and systems, from start to finish.
Gain Unparalleled Levels of Traceability
Whether you are interested in traceability from a regulatory or compliance perspective, needing to establish product genealogy, or working to understand sources of variability in your operations, Savigent Workflow™ can help. The execution history of every workflow automated in Savigent Workflow™ provides a detailed record of the actions taken, by people, equipment and systems, from beginning to end. Workflows that automate business process provide step-by-step visibility into actions taken. Workflows automated to track product flow provide detailed product genealogy, documenting the production process from raw materials to finished goods. Workflows that track equipment downs provide visibility into activity from the down event to re-qualification into manufacturing. You don’t need to spend unproductive time wondering what happened or researching the past. Savigent Workflow™ puts the answer at your fingertips when you need it.
Close the Loop on Continuous Improvement Efforts
The manufacturing environment is dynamic – everything can be improved. You likely have continuous improvement and lean initiatives focused on making you more efficient, improving your product quality and reducing sources of operational variability. The result of these efforts will be change: changes to your standard work, standard operating procedures and business processes. Implementing this change can be a painful and time consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. Implementing changes to automated workflows results in an instantaneous response in execution. The new “right way” is immediately established and you execute to plan every time.
Improve Operational Productivity and Reduce Resource Requirements
As the old saying goes, time is money – but you know, time is your most precious resource. Improving the availability and utilization of equipment and reducing the time it takes to execute manual activities can provide tremendous returns. You just need to know how long things take to do and the largest contributors to wasted time. The execution history of workflows in Savigent Workflow™ provides a detailed accounting of the time, step-by-step, from beginning to end. Automating workflows in Savigent Workflow™ provides you with the information you need to identify sources of waste and the ability to implement changes to eliminate them.
Provide Decision Support Through Meaningful Manufacturing Intelligence
You probably have a pretty good idea what the largest contributors to inefficiency, variability and poor product quality are for your operations. If they are not confirmed, you know the suspects. What would you do if you knew for certain what they were, their frequency of occurrence, and their impact? Since automated workflows control what you do and how you do it, coordinating actions between people, equipment and systems, the intelligence they generate is highly correlated around your most meaningful activities. The manufacturing intelligence generated provides the information you need to quantify the benefits you will gain by addressing issues – the information you need for decision support.