• Scheduling


    ERP Systems usually produce the production schedule: sometimes only at a high level leaving the tactical allocation of orders to lines and production sequencing to planners at the factory. Other times the production planning is detailed and needs to be communicated to the people running the line. Even then, problems can arise, for example breakdowns; unforeseen materials shortages; staff shortages; in which case orders have to be rescheduled.

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  • Job Tracking

    Job Tracking

    Production Orders (sometimes called Works Orders or Shop Orders) are issued to the factory to instruct the Production to produce product. Progress is recorded against them as the order is fulfilled. Production Orders exist in most environments, from batch manufacturing, through to discrete manufacturing and job shops.

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  • Downtime


    Downtime leads to lost production, it directly impacts profit. For high volume, low margin manufacturers downtime is enemy number one as there is no time to make up lost Production on a 24/7 operation. Aside from that you are squandering resources whilst machines are stopped, be it workforce or energy.

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  • Production Counting

    Production Counting

    Production is counted in terms of goods leaving the line: usually packaged in some form e.g. handling units, containers, pallets, boxes... These numbers have to be captured and fed back into ERP as a fulfillment against the Production Order. In cases where the ERP system is not used on the shop floor, then capturing these numbers in MES to feed back into ERP can be helpful.

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  • Waste


    Spoilage, scrap, waste are terms relating to material losses in manufacturing, all of which have an adverse effect on manufacturing costs, similarly rework. Manufacturers need to know what these losses are.

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  • Line Log Book

    Line Log Book

    Invariably line operatives write comments in a shift log book. There can be several purposes: keep a record of events on production as a means to communicate between shifts and create a shift handover log, capture important events for traceability purposes, record important events like downtime, quality checks, tool changes, change overs.

    View Line Log Book Module
  • OEE


    Whether or not your business is growing, increases in production efficiency creates significant opportunities for manufacturers. Increasingly the demand is for more detailed information on how existing assets are performing.

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  • Labour Tracking

    Labour Tracking

    Labour is one of the significant costs of manufacturing and it needs to be managed. Whilst the headcount per shift is usually planned, it is harder to track the actual deployment of labour on a shift by shift basis. The problem is exacerbated when the manpower demands are not static but vary with the workload.

    View Labour Tracking Module