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Factsheet - versiondog SupplierManagement

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  • Versiondog
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  • Supplier
  • Contractor
  • Contractors
  • Auvesy
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versiondog – Supplier management for external contractors versiondog – for more efficient production versiondog is the leading version control and data management software solution for automated production. It makes tracking changes and safeguarding data significantly more efficient. versiondog brings order and clarity where project data needs to be continually changed and made available from a central source. The increased safety, security and certainty provided by this software system quickly results in measurably increased productivity. versiondog makes it easy for you to optimise the interplay between all your different types of robots, controllers, field devices, drives, programming languages, file formats and software applications. This data management system gives you ultimate data traceability, minimising your risks and costs, and saving you time and effort. versiondog - Supplier management for external contractors The full potential of the versiondog supplier management functions can be seen when considering the following situations involving external contractors: - When an operator outsources the task of making changes and improvements to device programs to an external contractor - When an external contractor does not have access to the versiondog system, i.e. because their PCs are not on the company network - When it is necessary to ensure that an external contractor given the latest version (often on a USB stick) and it is vital that changes made are not overwritten at any stage If the above situations are a regular occurrence for you, then using the versiondog supplier management functions will give you a clear advantage, saving you time and money, and increasing quality. Granting access to current program versions It is of great importance that all changes and improvements made to a device program, which is involved in the production process, be made to the latest version. External contractor need to be given access to the latest versions and documentation of the device project in order to begin the process of making changes and improvements. Workflow with versiondog: The plant operator selects the components (PLCs, HMI, robots, conveyors, documentation, instructions, etc.) in the versiondog project tree and then performs a Supplier Check-Out. This function automatically copies the latest versions of the project together with a versiondog supplier delivery note and forms for documenting changes, on a USB stick (see Fig. 1). © AUVESY GmbH · Fichtenstraße 38 B · 76829 Landau in der Pfalz Date: 30.07.2018 Page 2 of 5

versiondog – Supplier management for external contractors Workflow without versiondog: First the latest version of the project has to be found (this may involve searching through a number of sources and an appreciable degree of uncertainty). The version is then manually copied onto a USB stick for the external contractor to use. Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 1: Options available in the Check-Out dialogue for a Supplier Check-Out Fig. 2: SmartImport for supplier projects button, as seen in the UserClient Fig. 3: Overview of SmartImport for supplier projects Notes: Images taken from versiondog 5.0. Receiving a new version once it has been created by the external contractor The new version (with changes made by the external contractor) now counts as the current version and it must be made centrally available to others so that further improvements and changes can be carried out. As soon as the external contractor has finished making changes to the device, the project data must be given back to the plant operator, so that o The changes that have been made are never lost even after further changes and improvements are carried out and checked in o In case of malfunction, rapid disaster recovery can be carried out immediately from a copy of the current version © AUVESY GmbH · Fichtenstraße 38 B · 76829 Landau in der Pfalz Date: 30.07.2018 Page 3 of 5

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