Shop Floor Workbench Overview

The FACTIVITY’s SHOP FLOOR (SF) WORKBENCH provides functionality for real-time WIP tracking, better material management and improved production control.  FACTIVITY’s SF WORKBENCH has three add-on modules which provide additional “paperless” functionality.

  • DOCUMENT MODULE provides delivery of job packet documents such as, set-up instructions, drawings, routings and BOM’s and quality data capture through user created touch screen templates.
  • MACHINE MONITORING MODULE PROVIDES monitoring of a machine’s real-time to automatically track of production, as well as, capture up/down time with reason codes.
  • JOB TIME EDIT MODULE provides automated user-defined “rules” to improve labor transaction accuracy and allows daily shift based supervisor sign-off.
VISIBILITY OF FLOOR ACTIVITIES FOR SHOP FLOOR CONTROL

FACTIVITY can make sense of all factory floor data being collected so you can see how effectively you’re using labor time and machine resources and identify areas for making process improvements. For example, FACTIVITY provides a complete set of management Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) output directly into Excel. These Excel based spreadsheets provide metrics which can be grouped into four categories:

  1. Machine Efficiencies (OEE)
  2. Labor Time Performance
  3. Downtime and Scrap Analysis
  4. Part Flow Analysis (Queue/Bottleneck)
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

FACTIVITY helps you work around unanticipated changes. Decision support is provided by “seeing” each and every part and process in real time. This helps reduce the need for expensive outsourcing, safety stock inventory build-up and premium transportation, while improving labor efficiency and machine utilization.

BEYOND DATA COLLECTION IS IMPROVED INFORMATION CONTROL.

FACTIVITY can also function as a process improvement tool, allowing you to create quality data capture “templates” in a drag-and-drop environment to record measurements and identify non-conformance conditions. Electronic document delivery permits the viewing of CAD, JPG, Video Clips, ISO 9000 and QS 9000 controlled documents at the touch of a button.

ONE PART OF THE ENTIRE MES WORKBENCH

This WORKBENCH is part of the total MES (Manufacturing Execution System) which provides you with a “”WINDOW-INTO-YOUR-FACTORY” which measures each job as it moves through your production process making it the go-to factory floor solution for Production Management.

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