The departments of 'Methodes' is singularly the most important link in the chain of manufacturing movements, although every link is necessary, this department and the person controlling it needs to have an over view of the entire production process and orders it accordingly, understanding every department and step in detail.
The Main Tasks are as follows
Verify the feasibility of product manufacturing
Development of technical data
Manage design and provide the tools needed for production
Validation of processes (internal and external)
Technical improvements and process improvements
The technical department
The quality control departement (which works with every section of production)
Create technical data
Define the mode of supply. Made (choice of process) or purchaced from outside
Creation of articles, ranges and nomenclatures (the body or system of names used in a particular specialist field)
The importance of this data leads to:
Supply all the nomenclature on time
Know the costs and set sales prices
Manage workshop capacities
Start production orders
Supply purchased components
Manage flows (cutting ranges), batch sizes
The article card (this is the identity card of each piece)
Among others elements, you find the following information:
The plan number
The mode of supply
Planning data for manufactured items (minimum batch sizes)
Ranges and nomenclatures
We can compare a range to a cooking recipe. It is the different successive stages of manufacture that make it possible to obtain the semi-finished and finished product. There is the following information:
Machine preparation times
The n ° articles tools
This information makes it possible to calculate the price of the part, this allows the logistics to launch the order of manufacture and thus to know the progress of the product at any time.
This also allows the workshop supervisor to know the workload in his department.
Each operation is analysed to define the need for manufacturing tools.
Also analysis of the need for specific packaging (cap, injected plastic box).
Working hands, working dials, winding crowns and specific COSC components are also defined.
Once this list is established, development of the tools internally or externally
Launching of tools into production internally or externally
Of new manufacturing processes.
Participation in the development and / or implementation of new equipment.
The above material is non-exhaustive of this position.