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MRVC: Mark, Verify, Read, and Communicate. Download white paper, learn a better way to understand traceability in manufacturing.

MVRC: Mark, Verify, Read, and Communicate.

Download white paper, learn a better way to understand traceability in manufacturing.

This white paper details a means of conceptualizing traceability. Known as “MVRC,” it divides traceability into four phases: marking parts, verifying the markings, reading the markings and communicating the data.

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Why download this white paper? Traceability can be staggeringly complex!

The apparent complexity of building a robust, real-time traceability system can be overwhelming. For manufacturers to successfully upgrade their current automated systems or even make the leap from a completely manual system to an automated one, it helps to have a clear understanding of what traceability actual entails. Otherwise, the costs of making traceability improvements may falsely seem to outweigh the benefits.

This white paper is intended to provide an introduction encompassing all the essential components to solve traceability challenges, which will set the foundation of a more comprehensive understanding of this crucial manufacturing practice. Unless we break traceability down into particular phases that describe concrete technologies and specific tasks, the big picture can escape us. The “MVRC” concept connects the seemingly abstract, big-picture concept to its real-world, everyday activities and commonly-used technologies.

White paper summary:

Knowledge and ideas that you can use

At Omron, one of our major goals is 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 can go a long way in making the traceability process easy. We call this concept “MVRC,” which stands for “Mark, Verify, Read and Communicate.” Accordingly, the four phases of a robust system are marking parts, verifying the markings, reading the markings and communicating the data.

Specific examples

This white paper goes into depth on the four components of “MVRC”, the challenges that manufacturers typically face in each phase, and some strategic solutions for each challenge. For example, the section on part marking describes specific technologies that can produce durable, high-resolution marks that can fit in extremely tight spaces, which especially meets electronics manufacturing needs). The section on data communication presents a unique solution for avoiding increases in production cycle time while processing large amounts of data: controllers with embedded SQL clients that make secure data transfer easily available at the machine level.

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