RENO, Nev.—Leading2Lean, a cloud-based lean manufacturing software provider, has introduced TraceCloud, a new CloudDispatch engine designed to identify possible manufacturing problems across disparate systems in different plants. TraceCloud is reported to eliminate the cost and risk of removing existing traceability systems and replacing them with a standardized system across all plants—an expense of upwards of tens of millions of dollars.

It’s common for companies to use different traceability systems for each of their plants. Discovering issues and tracking them across various systems can take days and tie up precious IT resources ultimately needed in other areas. Some discovery processes may even include shutting down production. With TraceCloud, companies can access aggregated data from multiple locations and systems and find issues in just minutes, according to a release from Leading2Lean.

TraceCloud is reported to save manufacturers hours and days of research and discovery, and alert users to possible quality problems across multiple devices and platforms. When a problem is detected—because of a faulty product, for example—TraceCloud is able to quickly alert production teams about the problem, and allow for quick access to the data necessary to identify the root cause.

Manufacturers can then contain the suspect material, ultimately preventing the quality issue from being perpetuated or shipped. Once the system has contained the material, TraceCloud enables quick decision-making based on facts and data collected from systems at various production plants and even suppliers.

“TraceCloud is drastically cutting the time to identify, solve, and contain quality problems, saving companies millions of dollars,” said Keith Barr, CEO of Leading2Lean, in the release.

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