By Phillip Wahl, FESTO
The software tools provided by system and component suppliers can support them in this; they have been available for quite some time and their number is constantly growing. The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help you to save valuable time in the eight-phase model of the value creation process. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how you can become even more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used and when.
If a product is on the completed parts list for a new machine or a spare part is required, this should be shipped to the technician's workplace as quickly as possible. As deadlines are frequently tight, the procurement department must have the correct part numbers and product data regardless of how the product is ordered. They should also have precise details of delivery dates, price, etc. Incorrect figures and careless mistakes cost time and money and may mean that a product cannot be found or even that an incorrect product is delivered.