Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Paperless Assembly Data Delivery System
The Paperless Assembly Data Delivery System (PADDS) provides McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis with an efficient, integrated, electronic system for delivering, retrieving, processing, and storing assembly build-data and work instructions. The system runs on an IBM mainframe system using MDA-St. Louis developed software and X-Terminals.
The PADDS allows quick electronic access to the work instructions, drawings, specifications, notes, and visual aids associated with an assembly order. It includes electronic call boards to reduce travel and queue times for organizations such as quality assurance and production control. The system accommodates real time postings which provide an on-line, current WIP status, and allows for accurate selection of change affectivities. The system provides increased visibility of the assembly process for a more efficient assignment of open work and efficient part removal documentation and tracking. The system can enforce business rules, such as inspection/operator certifications and qualifications, and the verification of the completion of operations. In addition, the system is designed with the flexibility to support future needs such as data collection, work scheduling, and advanced work instruction technologies.
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