Producing finished stone products from slabs is a complex process involving different phases.
There are many factors and information that need to be kept under control, and it is not always easy to do so: in the absence of a tracking system, it all depends on the experience of the people involved.
The following topics will be covered:
The benefits of tracking the process of transforming slabs into semi-finished or finished products
Implementing the tracking of the production process brings considerable benefits. Basically, it speeds up the spread of information.
This implies the following:
- an increase in the speed of activities execution;
- an increase in information sharing;
- the definition of the information to be considered important for the different and individual processing steps, while maintaining the possibility of retrieving all the others;
- controlling the entire process to maximise efficiency.
Which phases it involves
Tracking involves the entire production process and can be applied to any production phase, depending on the degree of automation to be achieved.
It can start from the acquisition of customer orders, then move on to the selection of the blocks to be cut or, in the case of those who already buy the semi-finished product, of the most suitable slabs in stock and the subsequent processing to be carried out.
Tracking is also important in the quality certification of the finished product, allowing evidence of its origin, processing or treatments applied.
Furthermore, it can be used in the installation of the product in order to respect the original design, the management of the grain or the quick replacement of any pieces damaged in the operations.
In order to enable the tracking of your slab treatment and finishing production process, you need to be equipped with a series of technological tools, such as:
software platforms for managing barcodes during the production process;
technological devices for printing, applying and detecting barcodes.
Breton provides a complete set of tools and platforms to achieve effective and complete tracking to turn any laboratory, large or small, into a Smart Factory.