CAMCOE's NC Auditing
service is a documented
assessment of the usage of CATIA V5 NC solutions at your facility and is
conducted to determine if your current manufacturing setup is on par with best industry practices. The report
recommends potential solutions for improvement.
How is the NC Audit performed ?
A typical NC audit consists of 4 days on-site for data and information
collection and 4 days off-site for analysis and report documentation.
What are the benefits of an NC
An NC audit enables management to evaluate the usage of the
software and highlights improvement potential, including savings. It
will help identify and prioritize specific improvement actions to
implement. The audit report also contains recommendations that help a
company gain insight and knowledge on how similar or other companies are
best utilizing the software.
How often should an NC Audit be
An NC audit should be ideally done once every two or a maximum
of three years to gain full advantage of current industry practices,
software improvements, functionality usage, new methodologies, advanced
Which companies would benefit an
NC Audit ?
Companies both small and large will benefit from an NC audit. No
matter whether you have 2 people or 200 people using the software, the
objective is the same - To asses your current NC process and recommend
areas of improvement.
What is involved in an NC Audit
There are four distinct stages to an NC auditing assignment,
Scoping, Field work, Analysis and Reporting as detailed below.
Scoping and audit plan:
The auditor who is an NC specialist determines the main areas of focus
and any areas that are explicitly out-of-scope. Information sources at
this stage include background review, previous audit reports and,
sometimes, subjective impressions that deserve further investigation.
The scope is broken down into greater levels of detail, usually
involving the generation of an audit work plan.
Work is then done on-site by gathering data and evidence
by interviewing NC programmers, Engineers, Staff and Managers, reviewing
NC Programs, CATIA files, observing complete machining processes etc.
This step involves sorting out, reviewing and putting together all the
data and information collected on-site. Identification of problem
areas, improvement techniques, bottlenecks, activity time study are
performed. The analysis is done off-site.
The NC audit report document identifies any areas of
weaknesses in the NC Programming process, any improper use of the
software, suggests software, hardware, licenses, training etc that could
potentially provide significant improvements and savings.
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