“Previously our operators were noting down their observations, parameter settings, etc. on the paper run card’s and were supposed to register the data again electronically in a spreadsheet. With the XperiDesk Operator client they can easily and directly collect the information electronically on their tablets and the data is immediately available to everyone.”
A lot of paper run cards are still used in R&D oriented environments. They are moving along with their lots and once printed are difficult to amend with last minute engineering changes. This fire and forget approach makes the coordination of which lot has priority and the scheduling of the different moves as well as which operator is supposed to move which lot at which machine a mostly manual process. Furthermore, notes and measurement data are oftentimes recorded manually on the run card and are later on entered into some system or are scanned as non-searchable images. This double recording cause overhead as well as it is potentially error prone.