Definition of a Line: A line is where we will be producing the products & tracking the stats. For each line, we’ll assign:
- Shift Schedule - Shift schedule must be assigned to view OEE and downtime statistics.
- Downtime Reason Set - Choose the set list of downtime reasons that apply to this line.
- Availability Data Input - Running status indicator that tells whether line is running or not. Availability score is the % time this data input is running compared to its expected runtime.
- Performance Data Input - Count the products you are producing on the line. The total product count will be the sum of these data inputs & your performance is the rate of production for a given product compared against the target rate of production for that product
- Quality (Scrap) Data Input - Counts the amount of bad or unusable products on the line, aka scrap. It is subtracted from your product count to get your Quality.
- Diagnostic Data Inputs - Other pieces of data that you’d like to track about your line to help diagnose downtime reasons.
- Downtime Buffer (seconds) - Minimum duration of time before a period of poor running status is considered downtime. For example, if set to 60 seconds, any detected downtime less than 60 seconds will not be included in calculations and displays.
- Depending on your manufacturing process you might want a buffer between your Running Status Data Input and when you start classifying an event as Downtime.