The Harford Control solution is a unique combination of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and MIS (Management Information System) elements, designed to improve process control through automation, and to supply accurate Business Intelligence in real-time to support decision-making to improve the bottom line.
There are Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Management Information Systems (MIS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Business Intelligence (BI), Manufacturing Intelligence (MI), Operations Intelligence (OI), Operations Performance Management (OPM), Quality Management Systems (QMS), Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) – and there is Harford.
We don’t mind which name you call us. We are here to help manufacturers to minimise wastage, eliminate risk and to improve performance. All to positively impact the bottom line.
Our aim is to integrate a shop floor data capture system and to use the gathered information to provide instantly actionable performance improvement actions.
It’s not hard to do things Right First Time, when you have a solution that instantly verifies any input and provides corrective action advice when a quality check fails, with full data traceability. To minimize material wastage, we employ Statistical Process Control (SPC) to ensure that optimum control of any process can be achieved – even where high levels of variation exist.
Automatic configuration of packaging line devices and machinery removes the need for human interaction, and hence minimizes the risk of non-conformances or product recalls. Downtime during changeovers is reduced, yielding higher efficiency. Data captured from in-line inspection devices (scanning, weighing, x-ray, etc) is used for further analysis and performance improvements.
Automated, accurate, real-time information enables your team to make decisions where and when needed – based on facts, not opinions. Gain full visibility into your manufacturing processes and improve line performance in real-time. Unlock hidden capacity, reduce changeover times, improve labour utilisation – all through a single interface.
Making the right decisions at the right time has a huge impact on performance improvement, quality consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our reporting tool visualises all relevant KPIs in real-time, displays automatic Short Interval Control (SIC) screens, sends alerts and provides a huge range of historic reports and analyses – including tools for root cause analysis (e.g. 5Y). All of this feeds into the digital transformation of your business.
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