Most of our customers know that we, at AML, manufacture our own products, like our interactive kiosk and mobile computers. So it would only make sense that we would use our own products to maximize efficiencies and improve our own processes, right? Well that wasn’t always the case. For years we used paper-based “travelers” to track the assembly and testing of our products. Each critical component and assembly was logged, as was every test procedure and inspection. The result was boxes and boxes of paperwork with information that was almost impossible to access. It was just a procedure for the sake of having a process.
We needed something better. We need assemblers to be able to quickly build a historical log of all the major components and assemblies used in a product, along with when and how it was tested, and the results. More importantly, we needed a way to recall that data at some time in the future, should the need arise.