A detailed listing of features and benefits appears below:

DISCUS Planner FeaturePertinent Business Benefit
Maintain a routing and defined operations for a specific partReduces the effort to coordinate characteristic planning with other systems such as ERP
Maintain routing templates with reusable informationReduces the time and labor to create comprehensive process planning documentation
Customizable inspection methods, sampling plans, etc.Ensures that system works with existing databases and terminology
Assign characteristics to specific operations where produced and/or inspectedEnsures that all characteristics are being properly defined throughout the production lifecycle
Review application of Characteristics by operationReduces quality escapes by helping to validate the changes in characteristic values between operations
Create work instructions and process illustrations for each operationImprove yield by enabling production personnel to concentrate on requirements for the specific operation
Automatically create operation inspection characteristicsReduce the time and labor to create comprehensive process planning documentation
Text markup of illustrations by operationImproves communication by allowing customized information for each operation
Filter Characteristics and display drawings side-by-sideReduces time to link related characteristics and ensures that all characteristics have been properly assigned
Export a complete process plan with instructions, illustrations, etc.Reduces the time and labor to create comprehensive process planning documentation
Export Characteristics and operations to customizable Excel reportsProvides format for additional downstream applications such as inspection sheets, setup sheets, etc.