For semiconductor manufacturers it is important to be able to track and trace the physical movement and status of products as they travel through the supply chain. In the event of quality issues, the ability to quickly and accurately identify a defective product, analyze the root cause and contain impacted parts is critical. At NXP Semiconductors each product is traced, by manufacturing lot, through the manufacturing process and warehouse and distribution. Each manufacturing lot’s history is then available for analysis and containment.
Engineering and production in aviation inherently have a disproportionally high documentation requirement – both regarding quantity and quality. Technical writers need software support for the integration of (references to) preexisting textual documents and structured data, e.g. CAD drawings and FEM data from engineering. Thus, these recommendations disburden recurring repetitive documentation tasks.