Process information software proves its value at existing and new manufacturing plants of Dutch chewing gum manufacturer
QISoft has installed its process information software, Qis v5, at
RBV Leaf, a Dutch manufacturer of chewing gum.
installation QISoft, through its dutch distributor Hai, provided
comprehensive training, project management and full data
migration backed by a comprehensive support service.
Qis v5 was
selected for its tracking and tracing, statistical analysis and
data collection features.
RBV Leaf strategy is based on
employee-run 'process operation to process control'
improvement teams and according to plant manager Jos van Wilsum,
Qis supports this approach by "providing employees with the
right information to act in a preventative way".
also installed in the new chewing gum plant and quality manager,
Afke de Jong explains why she used it from start-up: "We
know that during start-up of a new plant we will have problems.
To identify the cause of these problems you need fact-based
information from your processes.
Qis can supply this information
on-line thus supporting us in tracing the causes of these process
She adds that "QIS supplies us with the
right information to optimise specifications" through its
document management module.
Afke concludes that the installation
"turned out quicker than expected with payback right from
the start of operation".
The next stage is to use the Qis
LabLink module to automatically collect data from weighing
devices and test instrumentation to complete the information