The automotive industry has very specific requirements in terms of production and foundry. In the production of automobiles and in the manufacture of automobiles very special materials are used. These are, for example, aluminium, different alloys or high-tech materials such as carbon fibre and glass fibre reinforced plastics. At the same time, vehicle manufacturers source their components and materials from numerous companies. A network of suppliers has established itself in the automotive industry like hardly any other sector. The various companies that are integrated in the supply chain have each specialised in a specific sub-area. In combination with just-in-time production, which has largely replaced traditional warehousing, the demands on the management system are also increasing.
LIMS – multifunctional software for the automotive industry
A versatile laboratory information and management system, LIMS for short, is virtually indispensable for the various tasks that automobile manufacturers and suppliers have to perform on a daily basis. The heart of the system is a central database in which all information is stored and managed. This is important for incoming and outgoing goods as well as for production. An established management system stores all raw data of measurements, whether incoming or outgoing inspection or directly in the manufacturing process. In this way it is possible to guarantee traceability at any time during an audit. Such an Audi Trail function is indispensable for tight schedules and fast decisions, as are common in the modern automotive industry.
On the other hand, the laboratory information and management system from Fink & Partner also offers interfaces for interaction with external systems. This enables integration into existing ERP systems or combination with measurement systems. The various modules allow analysis management, individual test orders or direct web access. In this way, Fink & Partner’s laboratory information and management system adapts to the existing IT infrastructure. Highly specialized systems are often used especially in the production of vehicles and parts for the automotive industry. This ranges from production robots to probes for the analysis or collection of measurement data. All information provided by these devices can be easily transferred to Fink & Partner’s laboratory information and management system.
Professional Problem Management with our LIMS
Manufacturers in the automotive industry sometimes have to struggle with defective components or products. This can go so far that entire vehicles have to be recalled in order to make adjustments. The challenge for many OEMs is to identify the vehicles actually affected – a challenge that our system can easily solve. The complete archiving of measurement data and raw data provides conclusions about reliability and guarantees direct access to information in the event of complaints or unexpectedly high failure rates.
Fink & Partner – Software for industry
Fink & Partner has been supplying software systems not only for the automotive industry but also for other sectors for some time. For this reason, Fink & Partner has a wealth of experience and can draw on over 25 years of expertise in the field of laboratory information and management systems. Among others, the systems are used in laboratories and warehouses of chemical companies, mechanical engineering companies, foundries or steel processing companies. In all these branches of industry, particularly precise measurement data and precise administration are essential in order to master everyday tasks and maintain high-quality standards. Fink & Partner’s systems support these companies on a daily basis and ensure a smooth process from incoming goods to production control.