Non-conforming materials management is a fundamental quality control discipline. Its purpose is to prevent and contain scrap and vendor rejected materials from reaching customers.
Typically, in the event when non-conforming parts are identified, they are tagged with a hand written label, and then manually entered into the material system at a later date. This manual process can be slow and error prone, resulting in inaccurate inventory records, excessive material loss, poor supplier cost recovery, and minimal rework savings.
Zebra Enterprise Solutions helps companies reduce material loss and/or on-hand inventory by enabling company-wide visibility into managing all aspects of the non-conforming material process with the Scrap Tracking and Management System (STMS).
STMS is an enterprise software solution that enables accurate, real-time non-conforming material (NCM) tracking. The system easily integrates with your existing materials management system to immediately reconcile inventory, reducing processing and labor effort associated with negative material-flow events.
Our STMS solution automates your non-conforming materials management process with greater speed and accuracy, and provides you with:
- Access to real-time NCM tag status and performance metrics
- Enterprise-wide operational visibility of all NCM events and work activity
- Easy access to product and vendor information
- Legible, accurate data on NCM tags (receipts)