Disruptive way to detect a non-compliant product and register a nonconformity using BPA software and the object detection AI model provided by the Microsoft power platform with Office 365.
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This scenario presents a disruptive way to detect a non-compliant product by taking photos with your mobile device.
Microsoft Office 365 provides a no-code object detection AI builder included in their power platform (Power Apps and Flow). By using a smart phone, a user can take a product photo, e.g. while controlling products in the production line. The app will count the number of compliant and non-compliant products. In case a product is not compliant, a nonconformity can be registered in the BPA Quality software.
In this example, we have built a mobile app with Power Apps which contains the object detection AI model. The AI model was trained by taking photos and tagging compliant and non-compliant products. More than 30 photos have been taken to train the AI model. The object detection accuracy improves with the number of photos.
This powerful object detection AI model can be used for many other purposes, for example inventory or inspection management. Using Flow (Microsoft Office 365 automation platform), power users can build no-code workflows using output data from the object detection AI model. For example, a notification will be sent to the inventory manager if some products are missing.
Together with Office 365 technologies, we bring tools to improve traditional business processes.
Benefits are obvious, AI and object detection can help taking faster decisions, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction.