Back to Birth Traceability

Macfab cnc machining traceability

Macfab provides full traceability on the parts we produce, from birth to the finished product, for every production run. Our traceability system includes preparedness audits and creating a mock recall simulation to ensure our customers meet their risk and liability reporting requirements. Our clients can simply provide the parts package batch code, and we can quickly retrieve the details back to birth traceability.

Traceability in Manufacturing

Our traceability system documents and tracks raw materials, parts, and finished goods throughout production. The batch number or serial number allows us to find historical information on a component or assembly we produced, such as:

  • Bill of materials
  • Suppliers/vendors
  • Raw material certificates and test reports
  • Inspection reports
  • Manufacturing details
  • Shipment tracking

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There are two perspectives when it comes to product traceability

Chain Traceability

This is forward and backward product traceability, allowing us to track products from the raw material stage to delivery to our customers.

Internal Traceability

This means product traceability from initial order to final production and everything in between.

Traceability and root cause analysis

Traceability within our ERP software and manufacturing processes allows Macfab to perform an in-depth analysis to identify the root cause of any problem, using 3D, 8D, Ishikawa (fishbone), Pareto, and failure mode and effects analysis (FEMA). This enables Macfab to spot any underperforming steps and continuously improve product quality, lead time, tooling, equipment, and employee training.

Process Flow Mapping

The process flow mapping tool within our management system is designed to improve efficiency and eliminate waste in manufacturing. A value stream map can identify areas that can benefit from process redesign, such as:

  • Product design and features
  • Process design
  • Operational steps and sequencing
  • Tooling
  • Equipment
  • Quantities of raw material needed & optimal inventory levels
  • Delay
  • Material yield utilization
  • Human resource utilization

Macfab uses value stream mapping to deliver more manufacturing value for our customers. We understand and work in highly regulated industries, regularly applying our knowledge to assist customers with a quicker time to market.

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