Improving Material Readiness for Mother Board Pilot Run Production Through Information Sharing Mechanism - A Case Study of an Electronic Company in Taiwan
|關鍵字:||資訊分享;主機板;資訊分享系統;無合格供應商;Sharing information;Motherboard;Information sharing system;Non-qualified vendor|
|摘要:||在主機板的試產過程中，在主機板的生產材料來源主要分為兩大類，一類是屬於已驗證並登錄於系通中的合格供應商(qualified vendor)，這類材料透過該公司所採用的物料規劃系統(Material requirement planning, MRP)來做生產備料。另一類則是屬於尚未登錄於公司電腦系統的供應商(non-qualified vendor, NQV)採購而來。生產所需的材料是否齊全，往往會影響該產品是否能照原計畫生產的主要關鍵，若生產材料不能照原計畫到達生產線，就很可能造成該主機板的出貨時間受到延誤，間接影響主機板驗證開始時間，造成整個產品開發的時間有所延誤，更嚴重者會造成產品不能如期上市。
In the pilot run production of the development process of motherboard, there are two major sources of production material. One source of material is provided by qualified vendors (QV) that have been verified and registered in the company’s system and the other source of material is provided by non-qualified vendors (NQV) that have not been verified and registered in the company’s system. In order to realize the production schedules as they are planned, it is a must to get the required materials ready on time. Typically in a company, material from QV is usually planned and controlled by the material requirement planning system (MRP system). There has been no standardized procedure to control the material provided by NQV. If materials fail to arrive at the production line on time, it is very likely that the shipping schedule would be delayed. Consequently, the verification schedule of the motherboard would also be influenced. As a result, the whole development schedule of the product would be delayed. For the worst case, it will delay the product launch time to the market. In order to keep each pilot run on time, both QV and NQV materials have to arrive at production line on time. Since QV materials are controlled by MRP system, they almost arrive at production line on time. However, for the case company, there are many delayed pilot runs due to that the NQV materials were not arriving at production line on time. To improve the readiness of NQV material in the pilot run, this study standardized the material preparation process of the NQV material and constructed a customized information sharing system for the case company. Through this information sharing system, the NQV material readiness is significantly improved hence the case company is more likely to start pilot runs on time.