Many of you have sent us feedback,
which has led to improvements within our software to continue to make your business processes more efficient & effective. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you took in putting together this feedback.
We are listing the most important changes
1. Approved Vendor List (AVL)1.1 Adding new suppliers
Recently, we have made the Supplier AVL available to all users of1factory
. For users that previously did not have the AVL tile we have moved the supplier category in the List of Values, to the "Supplier AVL" tile.For further details on how to add a supplier moving forward, see the link below for the detailed work instruction. https://1factoryhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/236212507-STEP-1A-Add-a-New-Vendor-Supplier-to-AVL1.2 Supply Chain Monitoring
We have further enhanced features within the AVL to give you real time performance data related to your supply chain. Our hopes is that this allows you to identify risks and opportunities within your supply chain.For further details on how to utilize the AVL to your benefit, see the link below for the detailed work instruction. https://1factoryhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/7618594688781-Qualiyfying-Re-qualfiying-Suppliers1.3 Enforce AVL
In addition to the above enhancements to the AVL, we have developed a feature that can be turned on/off within your company settings called "Enforce Supplier Approval". With this setting turned on the supplier qualification and certification(s) status will tie into how a supplier is used within other product features such as receiving plans, FAI's & inspections. Approved:
Supplier will have zero flags within the software.Conditional:
Supplier will be flagged during inspections & plan creation.Disqualified
: Supplier will be flagged during inspections and unable to be added to a new part plan.Past due qualification/certifications:
Supplier will be flagged during inspections & plan creation.
2. Drawing Revisions
We have always given 1factory
customers a tool to create plans from a revised drawing without having to start from scratch each time a drawing is revised. We are excited to announce that we have further enhanced this feature to detect features which have been revised or added during the revision process.
Features that have been revised, will be flagged with a green border around the feature.
3. Gage Labels
We have added a feature that you allow a user of 1factory
to print a barcoded label of each gage managed within 1factory
. Our hope is that this will allow for easier transactions when issuing and returning gages from the shop floor.
4. ITAR Drawings
Many of you have asked for higher level security on ITAR related drawings. As always, 1factory
has taken this feedback and developed an ITAR encryption setting for these types of drawings. Drawings which have this level requirements can be encrypted with an internal password which a admin of the company can set within the settings. This will only allow internal users, who possess the encryption key, to see these types of drawings within1factory
.If your company has a need for this feature, please email email@example.com
does not store these passwords. If this password is lost, 1factory
cannot retrieve the password or the BALLOONED print. All inspection data tied to an ITAR drawing is still accessible in this event.
5. Software Validation
To better meet the requirements of our medical device manufacturers,1factory
is pleased to announce that we now offer software validation. Companies which require software validation per ISO 13485, will be on a separate validated server and provided validation scripts from 1factory
initially and upon future releases. If your company has a need for this feature, please firstname.lastname@example.org
And, as always, we are available to answer any questions. We also welcome any feedback related to these or other changes. You can reach us at the email or number below.