Markham, Charles Earl, Barber, Douglas Gordon Barron, Boyd, Amy Hancock, Goggans, Gary Lee, Hise, John Harland, Ihde, Sheryl Annette, Lindsay, Jeffrey Dean, Meissner, Jolene Marie, Mork, Jamie Scott, Nygaard, Kurt Sigurd, Park, Scott Jeffrey, Pokorny, Michael Roy, Reade, Walter Caswell, Reynders, John L., Shaffer, Gregory Duncan, and Yosten, Roger Dale
Providing quality management by validating a bill of materials in event-based product manufacturing. Some of the disclosed embodiments include a system and method for validating materials during manufacture of a product. Also disclosed are a method of validating that acceptable materials are being used on a machine during manufacture of a product, and one or more computer-readable media for storing a data structure representing a product specification in an event-based manufacturing system. The embodiments are operable in an intelligent manufacturing system including a process for converting raw materials to a product, a process control system including one or more sensors capable of generating an alarm in response to an event that results in one of waste, machine delay, or decrease product quality, a data logger associated with the process control system for obtaining event parameters associated with the event, a database on a server for recording event parameters obtained by the data logger, and a reporting system cooperatively associated with the database for reporting productivity parameters regarding the process derived at least in part from the event parameters.
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