42Q Cloud MES
A manufacturing execution system (MES) is a control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a factory floor.
42Q keeps track of all manufacturing information in real time, receiving up-to-the-minute data from robots, machine monitors, and employees.
Integrating 42Q with IFS ERP allows your company to work more efficiently with reduction in cycle times, lead times, labor costs, and data entry, while simultaneously maintain regulatory compliance and having shop floor information at your finger tips. Factory managers can be proactive about ensuring the delivery of quality products in a timely, cost-effective manner.
With 42Q being a pure-cloud solution, the upfront costs are minimal – no more software to install and servers to maintain! You can be up in running in less than 8 weeks (could vary based on implementation scope). This streamlined efficiency has made 42Q a favorite choice in manufacturing.
Fast Implementation. Scalable. Proven.
Transform business operations with a single, intuitive and comprehensive solution.
42Q provides users with a cloud-based MES that offers advantages in efficiency and cost relative to legacy, on-premise solutions. 42Q provides simplified access, ease of use and higher system uptimes. Servers, data storage devices, networking equipment, and software are all accessible within a powerful, streamlined cloud environment. By combining multiple IT components into a single, optimized cloud solution, 42Q provides scalability with minimal overhead and infrastructure.
42Q consolidates many proven manufacturing applications using a common interface, simplifying reporting and training. This proven architecture is accessible, reliable, scalable, and secure.
Traceability & Device History
Component traceability and system level device history, all in the cloud.
Component level traceability and complete system genealogy are vital quality records, especially for regulated industries including medical, automotive and aerospace. 42Q provides the ultimate device history record solution, tracking all components, product changes, repairs, and upgrades. With 42Q, all device history records are online and in the cloud. If a product comes back to the factory for a repair or upgrade, all of this information is automatically appended to the electronic device history record. Being able to quickly query and sort hundreds of thousands of device history records during a regulatory audit is invaluable, and 42Q makes this easy. Rich data capture technology collects each product’s genealogy and reports its status in real-time.
Global Operations Visibility
Production metrics and analytics, visible anytime, anywhere
42Q provides global visibility of production, metrics, and analytics for multiple locations, accessible anywhere in the world. Today, 42Q is used by one customer in literally dozens of facilities all over the world. All production data and analytics can be viewed either in aggregate, for a single plant or for a single production line within a plant. Proven, comprehensive dashboards and analytics are available to help you see, manage and optimize your global operations.
Proven Solutions for Regulated Industries
Ensures accuracy, reliability, and automatic generation of quality records.
Medical, automotive, aerospace and other industries require specific solutions to meet regulatory, audit and agency requirements for quality records, software validations, and process controls. Validation of software systems ensures accuracy, reliability, and consistent standards for all products produced using 42Q. For example, relevant modules within 42Q are Part 11 compliant, an important requirement for medical device manufacturing. The result is confidence when providing records for regulatory audits, especially for production implementations with hundreds of top-level assemblies and complex bills of material.
Online Work Instructions
Real time updates, operator training, and authentication.
Consistent, up-to-date documentation is a key to ensuring quality in manufacturing. For years, 42Q has provided online work instructions along with the ability to authenticate operators, for example by badge scanning at each workstation. These work instructions and badge scans are verified with an integrated online database that includes operator training records, ensuring that only trained and certified operators are allowed to work at a particular workstation and transact material.