How do you conceptualize traceability?

Known as “MVRC,” Omron’s traceability concept divides the process into four phases: marking parts, verifying the markings, reading the markings and communicating the data.

Our new white paper outlines MVRC in detail and recommends several key strategies for getting the most value out of traceability at every step of the way.

The initial complexity of building a robust, real-time traceability system can be overwhelming. For manufacturers to successfully upgrade their current automated systems or transition from a completely manual system to an automated one, it helps to have a clear understanding of what traceability actual entails.

This white paper is intended to provide the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of this crucial manufacturing practice. The “MVRC” concept connects the seemingly abstract, big-picture concept to its real-world, everyday activities and commonly-used technologies and sets the stage for more effective problem-solving.

The paper delves into several specific challenges that manufacturers typically face in each phase and provides strategic solutions for each of these. For example, the section on part marking describes specific technologies that can produce durable, high-resolution marks that can fit in extremely tight spaces, a key problem facing electronics manufacturers. The section on data communication presents a unique solution for avoiding increases in production cycle time while processing large amounts of data.

We strive to make traceability as intuitive and accessible as possible so that manufacturers can implement workable systems and adhere to compliance standards with relative ease. We’ve found that simplifying the way we think about traceability makes it easier to build a functioning system and solve problems with creativity throughout the process.

Mastering traceability through MVRC (Mark, Verify, Read and Communicate)

Our most recent white paper series offers insights into the driving forces behind the latest developments and strategies for getting the most out of real-time traceability, whether for the purpose of brand protection, regulatory compliance, quality control, process improvements or another goal.