SynQor Implements MPM Component TraceabilityNovember 11, 2002 by Jeff Shepard
SynQor Inc. (Hudson, MA) has implemented a unit and component level traceability system, which provides the ability to instantly retrieve and analyze information for any module or component that flows through SynQor’s manufacturing process.
SynQor’s proprietary Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) system has been in operation since the company began full-scale manufacturing more than three years ago. The initial system release included full routing control and unit level traceability, giving SynQor the ability to capture all related assembly, test, inspection and shipment data for each converter produced.
The collection of information is performed throughout the manufacturing process with the use of barcodes and automated scanning equipment. Traceability information can then be accessed electronically and analyzed in real-time. Simple investigation of a module’s routing history can determine which customers received converters containing a particular reel of components.