Tracking works order progress through production is easy with a simple graphical view designed to show any delays and issues as items progress through production. Progress is determined as the number of complete operations out of the total number of operations of that works order.
The operations page shows all operations that are for open works orders. When a works order is complete, all operations will be completed and removed from the operations page, irrespective of their status at the time. The operations can be filtered by workcenter or employee to create work to lists for each resource. These are in real time, so as soon as a new job is allocated to a workcenter and planned time, it will appear on the work to list. Operators in production can mark operations as complete and also use the SFDC function to start and stop logging time on each operation.
The capacity page shows users the available capacity for both workcenters and employees week by week. Each tile can be clicked to access the list of assigned operations for that week. The tiles highlight in orange when they approach the capacity limit and they change to red when there is an overload.
Capacity can be set week by week to allow for changes to production capacity for whatever reason.
A note is a feedback loop or messaging system that is designed to improve the quality of the bill of materials. Operators can log a note against a WO, which is then logged against that part number. It will be displayed on the BOM for future use and the notes section should be managed to ensure they are all processed.
The statistics page uses the data from the shopfloor data capture to evaluate utilisation of resources - both employees and workcenters.
The NCR system can be used directly from the work orders page to raise a NCR against that particular job. The NCR tool is standardised with options and then uses a 5-why format to determine route cause. Corrective actions can also be raised,responsibility allocated and then managed / closed. In order to close the corrective actions and the NCRs the user must have a role as a NCR manager.
The SFDC page is used to monitor all active operations that are in progress.