Software Development

When an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t fully address your individual needs, our Software Development Team can help. We combine deep knowledge of manufacturing plants, protocols, and processes with topline development skills to the deliver the exact solution you need to achieve your business goals.

Competencies

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Services and Solutions

  • Custom Software Development
  • Custom Web and Mobile Development
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Error Proofing
  • Schedule Execution
  • Tracking and Traceability
  • Real-Time Shop Floor Interfaces

Tracking and Traceability

Provide timely visibility into raw materials, WIP,  finished goods, etc. by interfacing with equipment and devices on both a large and small scale – from plant-wide to single-stations – and passing details to MRP/ERP,  custom dashboards, and more. This allows personnel to focus skills on process and product improvement instead on manual verification and data recording.

Error-Proofing

Eliminate human error by constraining choices and restricting options to only what is allowed/valid

  • Interface with business system for accurate part, bill of material, and route information
  • Interface with equipment and devices (RFID readers, 1-D and 2-D barcode scanners, PLCs)

User Experiences/UX

Develop responsive UI/UX that adapts to give users the best experience on their device of choice, whether smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or shop floor display.

Task Automation

Reduce effort, increase productivity, and free up users to focus on what requires their creativity and deep skillsets by automating detail-oriented tasks.

On-Demand Labeling

Facilitate material movement and ensure accurate customer shipments by printing finished goods and shipping labels with required information, including 1-D and 2-D barcodes.

Regulation Compliance

Adding regulatory compliance checks to new and existing software solutions to ensure rules are followed, requirements are met, and related data is collected, saved, and archived.

Regulation Types:

  • 21 CFR Part 11 – electronic records and electronic signatures (ERES)
  • Vehicle labeling requirements (FMVSS – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards)
  • Appliance label requirements (Energy Guide)

Custom MES Solutions

Tracking, Traceability, Error-Proofing, Schedule Execution, Machine Integration

All manufacturers struggle with things such as process efficiency and quality assurance. The Software Development Team specializes in designing and building custom Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that minimize wasted time and effort, guarantee the right parts are used to build the right products, and provide visibility into all aspects of the manufacturing process. Attention is paid to how various users will best interact with the system, and user interfaces are created accordingly – from full-featured desktop applications, to dashboards for tablets, to simple but targeted app optimized for the web or mobile experience. The right tools are put into the hands of those that need them, in a way that maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the system interaction: if you need to see your WIP, our team will build dashboards and operator interfaces; if you need forward- and reverse-genealogy visibility for raw materials and finished goods, our team will design reports and search tools.

Streamlining Through Automation of Manual/Paper Processes

Sometimes the biggest bottleneck is the sheer amount of paperwork that must be processed in order to complete a task. Automating a highly manual process with a custom software solution cannot only eliminate paperwork and streamline the process, but it will also minimize costly errors and free end users to focus on improving their operation and growing their business. Automatically collect the necessary data, notify users the moment their input is needed, and equip people with the information they need to make the best decisions with a custom solution built to fit your needs.

Flexware Innovation

Flexware Innovation is the go-to engineering firm for high-potential manufacturers, helping forward thinkers in manufacturing and related industries build comprehensive and long-lasting solutions with ease.