Unexpected events can occur due to equipment failures, process issues, and measurement or sensor faults.
When a failure to a key piece of equipment has occurred, maintenance personnel are notified and requested to identify reasons for failure and anticipated repair time.
When process issues or measurement errors cause production targets to be missed, the impact on inventories may be severely impacted over time.
If either the repair time or the inventory mismatch is significant, the scheduler can be notified to revise the schedule to minimize the impact of these events on the overall production plan.
Maximize Planned Versus Ad-hoc Work Through Awareness and Alignment of Tasks (DO)
At the start of the shift, maximize planned tasks being executed versus ad hoc activities by aligning tasks with the schedule. Once verified and approved, all task information is sent to each role so they can successfully perform the activities and align them to scheduled requirements. This enables operators and systems to provide feedback on the current status of the tasks for tracking progress.
Line Up Meeting - Check, update and approve current execution tasks against resource and personnel availability
Execute Tasks - Automatically notify all operators of their assigned tasks and all information required
Complete Tasks - Update current task progress by obtaining feedback from operators and systems
As the scheduled tasks are being executed, the MES system tracks all material movements, inventory levels, and production throughput. These are matched up with the schedule and current progress versus schedule and targets. Current inventory levels and throughput rates can be updated in the scheduling system for reconciliation against simulated values and used for future scheduling activities.
Product tracking - Automatically capture performance results of all activities
Schedule conformance - Link performed activities to the schedule to update progress
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