I was curious how other organizations are handling work instructions that should be followed during assembly or when making unique piece parts. Our production staff have put together various reference documents with photos and instructions that shop floor staff can print out. These are simply stored in a common location on our local network, but we’d like to centralize this and make it much easier for team members to access them.
During our initial MES demo, it was stated that many customers simply utilized attached documents on the part or job (DocStar, Sharepoint, etc) and then shop floor staff can pull it up. This makes sense, but I am concerned amount the long term maintenance of this. We have some general instructions sets that cover multiple versions of a similar BOM, but then very specific instructions. I see things getting very messy as parts are revved.
Are there any other interesting solutions specifically geared towards this problem that could integrate with Epicor? I’m picturing the ability to maintain specific steps in a “Process Set” that can be associated with certain media, like photos, videos, drawings, etc. Potentially, these hypothetical solutions could also assist with the versioning and updating process when a process needs to change for a new part revision.