Read part one, Enterprise Integration: Store and Forward
In order to report on product and process limits, parameters, and sampling requirements it is necessary to implement global naming conventions. A structural standard in a single global repository allows for reporting and comparative analysis based on:
- Descriptors (Part, Process, Test, Shift, Job, Lot, etc.)
- Limits (Specification Limits, Control Limits, Net Content Control Limits)
- Organizational Entities (Company, Division, Site, Department, Area, Process Unit)
It is just as important to incorporate measurement data from all satellite offices into a single repository for examination, reporting and comparative analysis.
Using EIS (Enterprise Integration Service), you can configure the corporate office to automatically push new structural data down to the satellite offices, and the satellite offices to automatically push new measurement data up to the corporate office. See Model 1.
Alternately, satellite offices could maintain their own structural and measurement data. As new data is added, EIS automatically pushes the new structural and measurement data up to the corporate data for examination and reporting. See Model 2.
Model 1: Corporate pushes structure data to the site level
Model 2: The sites push both structure and measurement data to corporate