DPM

Dynamic Process Management System

  • Similar functionality to full Manufacturing Execution Systems for a fraction of the cost.
  • More enhanced functionality than a custom Quality Management System can provide
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DPM is a unique task centric system that is driven by process models of your company’s key processes

DPM can provide more enhanced functionality than a custom Quality Management System can provide. DPM provides similar functionality to full Manufacturing Execution Systems for a fraction of the cost. Manufacturers who have to maintain full product traceability for nuclear, aerospace, or pharmaceutical processes will find that DPM fulfills those needs.

Why DPM?

Does your company...

  • Have actual processes that do not match your documented processes?
  • Have difficulty in sustaining implemented processes or in implementing change?
  • Lack data to understand where opportunities for improvement exist?
  • Have QMS findings related to document/version control of procedures and records?
  • Have incomplete records?
  • Have testing that is circumvented?
  • Fail to update processes to reflect reality or drive improvement?
  • Have difficulty in reporting from your IT/Management systems?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, the North Compass Dynamic Process Management (DPM) system can help your company capitalize on these opportunities and improve your operations.

Define Your Own Processes

Each new instance of a defined DPM process becomes a job with a series of tasks to complete that job

Examples of jobs include the following

  • A quote process initiated by an input screen assigned to a customer service representative.
  • A customer order process initiated by a new order detected in the database of an existing ERP system.
  • An ECR/ECN process initiated by an input screen assigned to a design engineer.

System Components

The main components of the system are

Activity Management

Each user with assigned tasks is provided a priority task list called “My Tasks” which lists these tasks in the order needed to support requested process end dates.

Reporting

Many useful reference screens with color coded grids are included throughout the DPM which act as “real time reports”. A third party reporting module is integrated into the DPM to allow reporting in graphical dash board style reports.

User Management

Allows adding deleting users, establishing user groups, and setting up user authorities for various functions within the DPM system.

System Administration

Available only to the system administrators, this includes advanced functionality such as monitoring/managing users on system, setting up system messages, or managing data imports from existing systems.

Document Management

Document management functionality includes traditional document management functionality plus the attachment to tasks in the Activity Management module.

Management by Exception

Management by exception reports are configurable by various methods (e.g. by activity center) of emails, daily reports or even phone alerts.

Business Process Modeling

A separate setup module is provided for administrators to setup and maintain DPM system that reflects the best practices for your company's key processes

Drag and drop graphical process modeling to quickly create/update flow chart representations of your system processes.
Company organizational reporting structure setup inlcuding which resources are assigned to process tasks.
Document objects are linked to process tasks in BPM.
Drag and drop form design for creating customer specific input forms.
Setup of the folder structure and associated rules for the central electronic document repository.

DPM is a unique task centric system that is driven by process models of your company’s key processes.

DPM can provide more enhanced functionality than a custom Quality Management System can provide. DPM provides similar functionality to full Manufacturing Execution Systems for a fraction of the cost.

Manufacturers who have to maintain full product traceability for nuclear, aerospace, or pharmaceutical processes will find that DPM fulfills those needs.

DPM is a web based system that helps companies document its processes and then publishes these processes for use by the company (including vendors and suppliers). The documented processes are the live processes that are used to convert customer requests to cash.

Once the processes are deployed, employees are assigned tasks in a prioritized list to ensure that everyone is working on the proper task to ensure coordination across departments and improve on time delivery. As employees use the system, task requirements are fulfilled including verified data entry and document uploads.

Employees and management have full visibility of the process documentation, process status, and exception reporting. Emails can be automatically configured to communicate to customers or to inform employees and management of quality issues, late tasks, and other key job information.

Data can be aggregated and reported, not only from the DPM system, but from other systems such as your MRP/ERP/Accounting systems as well.

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