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.