Featured Stories

Categories

Manual Job Dispatching Now Available! | MachineMetrics

Bill Bither
November 20, 2015

Before this release, jobs had to be scheduled in advance which works well for shops that have long running jobs, and few changeovers but not for shops where job changeover is high. Starting today, you can start and stop jobs directly from the dashboard or Workcenter view. Simply create your upcoming jobs and specify which machines they can be run on, and then operators can start and stop them in real-time in Workcenter Views and in the factory floor dashboard.

manualjobdispatching1.png

Work center view with manual job dispatching

manualjobdispatching2.png

An operator can start any of the jobs configured to run on their machine.

An operator can start any of the jobs configured to run on their machine. An operator can start any of the jobs configured to run on their machine.

Operators can also start and stop jobs directly from the dashboard. Additionally, admins can search all jobs and quickly associate them with a machine or create an entirely new job on the fly.

DashboardStartButton.png?noresize

Operators and admins can start jobs on any inactive machine directly from the dashboard. 

manualjobdispatching3.png

Admins can search all jobs in addition to viewing a list of jobs associated with a machine.

manualjobdispatching4.png

Admins can quickly associate and start any job on a machine.

Admins can quickly associate and start any job on a machine. Admins can quickly associate and start any job on a machine.

Manually dispatched jobs appear alongside scheduled jobs in the schedule timeline, where can you view the specific start and stop time.

manualjobdispatching5.png

Manually dispatched jobs appear alongside other jobs on the schedule.

Manually dispatched jobs appear alongside other jobs on the schedule. Manually dispatched jobs appear alongside other jobs on the schedule.

Managers should associate workcenters with jobs so they are available for operators to select when dispatching the job.

ScreenShot2015-11-20at2.30.35PM.png

Open the job, and click "Add New Workcenter" to create the Workcenter association to the job.

manualjobdispatching6.png

Choose the Workcenter to associate, and enter cycle times.

Choose the Workcenter to associate, and enter cycle times. Choose the Workcenter to associate, and enter cycle times.

You decide which jobs should be manually dispatched and which ones should be scheduled in advance. This update will make it easier to set goals for the dashboards. For a live demo, don't hesitate to contact us.

Comments

Related posts

Process optimization for older manufacturing plants | MachineMetrics
27Oct

Process optimization for older manufacturing plants | MachineMetrics

 

Introducing Real-time Downtime Categorization & Utilization Dashboards
15Dec

Introducing Real-time Downtime Categorization & Utilization Dashboards

Today, we released two new features which offer our customers powerful ways to capture the reasons why their machines are down as well as provide real-time visibility into the utilization of the entir...

MachineMetrics Software Update! | MachineMetrics
29Jul

MachineMetrics Software Update! | MachineMetrics

We improved performance and scalability so we can better support our growing customer base. You might notice that many reports respond much faster now. When viewing reports, you'll see just the parts ...

banner1-1

Subscribe Email

banner2-2