OpsAware Assembly Audit
IFD Technologies is developing their new digital product line and needs to perform an audit to understand everything around the assembly: Build of Materials, Visual Assembly Instructions, Required Tools, and every Mechanical & Electrical specification for installation.
This is one of the assembled digital products that I worked with. Since most of the assemblies were out-sourced, IFD Technologies needed to understand the framework of the products to build the rest of their resources.
The assemblies were composed of both mechanical and electrical components. There were many specifications and requirements to list and create a proper outline around assembling the products.
Performing the Audit
In each step of the audit, we focused on the following actions:
Taking clear images of components and how they were installed/uninstalled
Noting what tools were necessary to install the component in question
Reading on how the existing assembly instruction was written, modify if unclear
Ensuring that the inspected component exists on the BOM and is clear in description & quantity
Specifying installation requirements such as voltage of batteries, torque values, screw bits needed, proper port connections, etc.
What I learned
I learned that there is abundant of work that goes around developing a new product. I was able to improve on my skills in more hands-on environments, and developed an understanding on the verification of products. Furthermore, having worked with the digital line has given me insight on how complex they can be when compared to something purely mechanical.