Tracking Production on a Blockchain

QuPiD (Quality Pricing for Deliverables) is custom-made software developed by Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Company (ITAMCO) to more efficiently monitor the production process and store the recorded information on a blockchain.

In 2010, ITAMCO was searching for a way to more efficiently monitor their production process. How long did it take to manufacture one part? How long did each part of the process take? ITAMCO sought a way to track these things and make their production process as productive and efficient as possible.

ITAMCO QuPid

Each ITAMCO employee installs QuPid on their mobile device. They then sign into a job via QuPiD when they receive a part. When they complete their operation of the Manufacturing Order (MO), they sign out of that job.

Now ITAMCO can track each part that they make from beginning to completion. Not only that, but they can deduce how much energy each part of the process took, how long it took worker A vs. worker B, and overall the average of how long it took each MO. ITAMCO now can give quotes to potential customers with unprecedented accuracy.

QuPid Inventory

QuPid's blank transaction screen that allows the user enter all Manufacturing Order information.

QuPid's transaction screen also allows users to enter the Manufacturing Operations via the QR reader.

ITAMCO has also gone a step further to adhere to the ISO9001:2015 standard and updated QuPiD to write all transactions to a blockchain using SIMBA Chain’s Platform. QuPiD can now verify every transaction that is uploaded. The data submitted to the blockchain cannot be deleted or edited, and it can always be traced back to the original transaction author.

The goal was to efficiently track each part ITAMCO manufactures and SIMBA was a key partner in making that happen.

QuPiD now gives ITAMCO a verified and accurate record of transactions, and stores thousands of individual transactions a day.

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