What you should bear in mind when it comes to resource and test equipment management for your test process
An effective resource and test equipment management is indispensable if you want to make your test process a success. Only if you carefully schedule your available resources and test equipment, you can achieve optimal utilization, save money and ensure the quality of your products and services.
Here you learn about the most important aspects of resource and test equipment management and we give you some helpful hints and tricks for you to successfully implement your own test process: from proper planning and organization all the way to selecting suitable software solutions.
How you make sure your resources and test equipment are optimally utilized
If you have a test process management system, it is essential that the resource management is an integral part of your system. If it is, you can reconcile your resource requirements with other tests and optimize your schedule early on in the test planning phase.
Systems with barcodes or QR codes provide a good facility to acquire and assign resources. In this case, an ID in the form of a barcode or QR code is assigned to every resource and person involved in the test. You can then use a mobile device – such as a mobile phone or tablet running a companion app – to scan the barcodes or QR codes during test preparation, test execution and disassembly. Using the companion app affords flexibility: should the app fail to hold planning information, you can still collect your resources and assign them later on when the app connects to your test process management system. The workflow is even more efficient if the app can access your test process management system directly or the current planning state of a test is automatically loaded to your mobile device. In this case, the resources scanned can be assigned immediately and automatically. Afterwards, during test execution, you can take pictures of damages with the camera of your mobile device to automatically document them in your test process management system.
Reliable quality assurance and documentation by undisrupted linking of all data
The undisrupted linking of all data makes sure that only suitable resources can be added. If the calibration of a scanned measurement device has expired or an employee fails to have the required qualification, selecting them as resource is not possible in the first place.
A state-of-the-art test process management system provides you with the comfort of documenting your test execution digitally, free of media breaks and with consistent proof - just at the click of a mouse. You achieve a significantly better quality and support quality assurance standards like ISO 17025.