Key Electronics Chooses Aegis Software for Factory-wide Information Management

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New Albany, Ind. and Philadelphia — Key Electronics has purchased the entire scope of Aegis Industrial Software Corp. software to support all factory information management, from NPI through manufacturing execution, quality, traceability and line monitoring.

The EMS provider has selected Aegis software to deliver real business advantage through efficient management of data from the factory office to the factory floor, and from end-to-end of the product lifecycle.

The deployment of Aegis software at Key Electronics provides a single source for all NPI Engineering operations, including BOM validation and program generation cross-line, and a single-database solution for MES and factory execution analysis. Quality data collection, automated repair, and product tracking is automated through interactive and visual web interfaces throughout the factory floor. The system joins this information to real-time data streaming from machines across the entire line— not just SMT placement — for real process visibility and traceability.

The solution delivers management access to a level of real-time product and process traceability. Accessed entirely through normal web browsers, the solution presents reports and interactive views for cross-accessing quality attribute and traceability information by serial number or by searching for "where used" information by part number and lot. Reports include component, feeder, nozzle and reference reports and all process and machine alarms and events, and the entire lifecycle record of the product as it progressed from manufacturing engineering approval to its flow across the factory floor, and even to system integration into higher-level assemblies. The system architecture of open XML web services also enables Key to easily leverage the information in other business systems using globally accepted programming interfaces.

Key Electronics is an ISO 9001:2000 certified electronics manufacturer specializing in custom assemblies. For more information, visit

Aegis Industrial Software Corp. offers information management software for electronics manufacturers. For more information, visit



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