Record work operations on tablets at all the work centers:
This is how the Workcenter control panel looks like on a tablet.
You have the worksheet with all the instructions and various operations on colored tabs. We will see an example below: Once we click on start working, we will see different colored tabs – Record Production, Pause, Block, Scrap, Maintenance Request & Quality Alert. As soon as we click Start Working the system starts to record time. If there is a lunch or tea break we put on Pause, of if there is a quality or maintenance issue in assembly line we can record it live rather create paperwork and go around for approvals. Same can be done if any part is to be scrapped during production, one can just record it so it reflects in inventory as well.
There could be a scenario where production has to be stopped due to reasons beyond our control. We use the Block function in that case. Loss reason could amount from Material Availability, Equipment Failure, Setup and Adjustments, Process Defect, Reduce Yield or a new can be created.
Now the manager will get a red dot when he looks at his dashboard for the work center which has been blocked. Overall equipment efficiency (OEE) will be impacted and so will all the KPIs.
A maintenance request has to be launched immediately. Through mail gateway the request will be sent to maintenance department and has to be addressed as the case may be. As in normal mails, the followers will get a mail so concerned persons will be in loop and track progress. If someone is interested in this conversation he can follow as well.
We can now see that there is one maintenance request for our work center.
If we go back to our work centers, we notice that one of the centers has a very bad OEE (Overall equipment efficiency).
It is the way in which we compute the performance of your manufacturing operations. It computes the percentage of actual time you do real manufacturing. Rest is divided by 6 big losses defined by TPM methodology (Total Productive Maintenance).
One of the major goals of the of TPM and OEE programs is to reduce and/or eliminate what are called six big losses – the most common cause of equipment-based productivity loss in manufacturing.
The 6 big losses are further broken down into 3 main categories: Availability loss, Performance loss and Quality loss. It is really very important concept of Manufacturing, very essential for team performance and KPI for any manufacturing industry and also at the same time very complex to measure. Most of the manufacturing companies can’t measure OEE because it comes from the maintenance, manufacturing, it has some issues with performance – Here on MRP v10 everything is computed for you.
As we saw in the above screen OEE has been marked in red. As a result of maintenance request raised the manufacturing process was slowed down.
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