WestWind has kitted and warehoused complex modification systems to be shipped around the world at the customers direction.
WTI’s inventory control policies utilize decision rules that focus on the trade-off between the costs and benefits of alternative solutions. Questions of when and how much to order for each different type of item is under continuous review; the records are updated every time items are withdrawn from stock. WTI’s ERP system makes use of computerized files and data-processing integrating the bills of materials (BOM), the given production requirements of end products and the inventory records file. The Finesse® ERP system generates a complete list of a production-inventory schedule for parts, subassemblies, and end products, taking into account the lead-time requirements.
Final inspection is carried out on all products to assure that the product and paperwork are complete and in accordance with specifications. Final inspection consists of checks of configuration, latest revision verification, closure of nonconformities, when applicable, workmanship, and test results. Final inspection results are documented with objective evidence that the finished product conforms to specified requirements.
A Physical Configuration Audit (PCA) is conducted on each subsystem to examine the actual configuration of the Configuration Item (CI) in order to verify that the related documentation matches the design of the deliverable item. The components are packaged, marked and labeled IAW the contract requirements and stored in restricted access areas for warehousing. The stored systems are pulled from storage and shipped anywhere in the world as directed by the customer.