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Continuous improvement is a priority for almost all manufacturers. However, many lack the visibility into their processes that can yield lasting, substantial improvements. This quality data is often hiding in paper or spreadsheets. Frost & Sullivan’s new report highlights the power of cloud-based SPC quality management for bringing this data online so it's actionable. The results are powerful and can transform manufacturing operations.

The effects are so powerful that for the second time, Frost & Sullivan has awarded InfinityQS Enact the 2021 North American Product Leadership Award for lowering IT and operational barriers.

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Enacting Change

Enact is a cloud-based quality management solution that helps manufacturers increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve agility, and attain enterprise-wide consistency. By changing the way companies collect, store, and analyze data, Enact transforms previously “dysfunctional data” into actionable intelligence.

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Dysfunctional data are data that are either incomplete, inconsistent, isolated, or inefficient. Dysfunctional data inevitably lead to three fundamental operational challenges: impaired operational visibility, uninformed decision making, and quality compliance risks.

But with Enact, data is entered and stored in one location. From there, Enact addresses the requirements of shop floor operators, site quality management personnel, and corporate quality management personnel, giving them the information they require to increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve agility, and attain enterprise-wide consistency.

An Award-Winning Solution for Actionable Information

When all your manufacturing and quality data are being reliably collected and stored in a way that enables that data to be leveraged by you and your quality people, you can create insights from that data—into every facet of your manufacturing operations.

According to Sankara Narayanan, Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst: “Using features such as an operator-focused interface, intuitive design, and stream grading, operators can simplify their manufacturing processes. Enact is highly exception-based, allowing users to set up system rules while the platform generates calls-to-action based on these rules. By focusing on exceptions, Enact minimizes distractions, ensuring quick responses to scenarios requiring immediate attention."

Exception-based reporting is key to empowering manufacturing operators with the actionable information they need to make real-time, game-changing decisions that can help transform their operations. Actionable intelligence is comprised of data that are complete, consistent, unified, and efficient—the exact opposite of dysfunctional data.

This approach to automatically surfacing relevant information aids optimal plant floor operations, site quality management, and corporate quality management. The platform's role-based dashboard and configurable graphics display key information and tasks, while its simple user interface makes it easy to use. By presenting complex data in a highly accessible, straightforward visual format, the solution expedites action.

  • Operators can instantly see an issue, assess the potential impact, and make informed decisions based on reliable information, not hunches.
  • When an operator moves to a new line, the dashboard changes to accommodate the new work environment (role) and automatically prioritizes data collection and notifications.
  • For site quality management, Enact eliminates data “islands” by storing data in a centralized and unified data repository.
  • Corporate quality management use dashboards to access continual enterprise-wide analysis and a high-level summary that identifies potential pain points so clients can prioritize their resources and investments.

And because the platform is browser-based, information can be made available on any device—be it laptop, tablet, or smartphone—while its responsive design enables manufacturers to use low-cost, solid-state devices that only require a reliable Internet connection.

Transform Manufacturing Operations

Because Enact is cloud native, it provides companies of all sizes with a cost-effective solution for deployment across multiple sites. Narayanan says, "Overall, InfinityQS has been helping clients transform their business by becoming more efficient, improving throughput, and performing quicker and better-informed operational decisions."

Empowering organizations with real-time, actionable information transforms operations, turning a once-reactive company into a proactive one.

See why Frost & Sullivan chose Enact as its winner of the “2021 North American Product Leadership Award.” Read the full report.