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Timed data collections are the cornerstone of product quality compliance. If your collections aren’t happening—or you can’t demonstrate that they are happening correctly and consistently—you’ll be out of compliance and possibly even face legal penalties. And nobody needs that headache.

But manufacturing is fast-paced and hectic. Operations managers and quality professionals are pulled in multiple directions throughout the day. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that told you at a glance whether data collections were in compliance?

Enact® by InfinityQS® provides exactly that: the Compliance Summary tile. Let’s take a look at how to use and configure the tile to help make compliance profoundly easier.

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To learn more about the key elements of product quality compliance, read the InfinityQS white paper Right the First Time: Closing Your Compliance Loops.

Making Compliance Easy

With the Compliance Summary tile, you can monitor high-level compliance data for timed data collections by site and drill down to the process level to pinpoint underperformers very easily.

The Compliance Summary tile shows you:

  • Whether timed data collections are happening on each process to level that you’ve configured
  • Whether timed data collections are happening across each site to the configured level
  • How much your compliance to timed data collections is changing over time

The tile monitors data collection compliance on each process, then summarizes compliance performance by showing the percentage of processes at a site that meet or exceed your defined compliance threshold. You can drill down to see more specific details.

Using the Compliance Summary Tile

Here's what the Compliance Summary tile looks like:

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In the example dashboard, all values < 95% are highlighted in red in the Site Compliance Summary view above. Note that values equal to or greater than the threshold value are not highlighted. Only those processes for which data is collected contribute to the compliance calculation.

As you can see, the Site Compliance for Dallas on Week 1 of February is 87.5%. It is highlighted in red because that value is below the site threshold of 95%. The 87.5% value is calculated as follows:

Compliance % for Site = Count of Compliant Process(es)/Total count of Process(es) and/or subprocess(es)

This view indicates that 7.5% of processes at that site are not meeting the process compliance target. The next question is, “Which process or processes are not meeting the company’s process compliance threshold?”

Drilling Down

From the Compliance Summary view above, we click DA – Dallas to open the Details window:

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In this example, eight processes in Dallas are collecting sampling requirement data has—four processes and four subprocesses. The four subprocesses for this line are denoted by the red symbol and 4. Because the Dallas process compliance threshold is set at 85%, it looks like Dallas is meeting requirements overall.

However, the red highlight on that line indicates that Filling Line 001 has a subprocess with a compliance issue. Clicking this line enables you to drill down to the subprocess level:

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Note that the subprocess Filling Head 003 On-Time column is highlighted in red: 79.07%. This is the filling head that did not meet the threshold of 85%. Management can now investigate why data for this filling head was not collected sufficiently on time.

This simple view makes it easy to see where compliance stands at a glance. It’s easily accessible and intuitive—and it makes it easy to determine what action to take.

Configuring the Compliance Summary Tile

Configuring the Compliance Summary tile is simple. You can set your own target values and define how the data will be displayed.

Use the Configure Options dialog to define two factors: Site Performance and Process Compliance.

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For our example, we’ve set the following parameters:

  • View timed data collection results by the week
  • Set the Site Summary threshold to 95%

The latter selection means that the site is considered successful if 95% or more of that site’s processes meet their timed data collection goal. Only values that do not meet the threshold will be highlighted in the Site Compliance Summary view.

For Process Compliance, we’ve selected On-Time and set the threshold to 85%. This means that an individual process is considered successful if the number of on-time data collections are 85% or greater.

These are the basic settings you need to create the tile so it will display in your Enact dashboard:

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Don’t Just Guess—KNOW You’re Meeting Data Collections Compliance

Compliance is vital for manufacturers. Organizations must avoid legal penalties while ensuring they meet internal, customer, and regulatory requirements. The Compliance Summary tile from Enact is an easy top-down analysis tool that helps identify root causes and facilitates corrective action.

Data collections compliance is more than just a matter of checking a box. The quality and process data you collect is the key to total manufacturing optimization. Learn more—and see what you’ve been missing—on the InfinityQS website.