The MachineMetrics’ Performance Dashboard is an easy to use, intuitive interface that gives factory workers the information they need to make faster, more confident decisions. Simple color-coding provides an at-a-glance indication if the job is performing at or below expectations (against Parts Goal or OEE metrics) and is measured in real-time. It is one of the most basic yet powerful tools in the MachineMetrics platform.
The Performance Dashboard provides operators and managers an at-a-glance overview of all of the machines on your shop floor at once. Each tile on the dashboard represents a single machine and it’s performance for the current shift. Color changes on the tiles indicate that the machine is meeting, exceeding, or falling short in performance and what triggers customized to each machine and customer’s needs.
Although this may sound simple (and it is), empowering your shop floor with our dashboard consistently helps our customers quickly achieve a 10-20% increase in utilization. The fact is just having a visual shop floor drives changes in behavior, making this increase achievable for all MachineMetrics users.
To dive a bit deeper, let’s break out the parts of the dashboard and their functions:
Each tile on the dashboard represents a different machine on the floor. The tiles are dynamic and display different data depending on what state the machine is currently in. The three machine states we visualize are: Production, Setup, and Unscheduled.
Here is an example of a machine tile in Production and what each part indicates:
In addition to the production information on each tile, there are a number of machine-specific actions that can be taken when a tile is clicked on. These shortcuts provide a quick way to navigate to different key reports. Below is an example of a tile in this state:
In addition to the Production view, tiles can indicate a machine is in Setup and displays information specific to that machine’s setup. All of the data on the tile still falls between the time range displayed. Here is an example of a tile when a machine is in setup:
When the machine is in setup, the status indicator circle will be yellow. If parts are produced while the machine is in setup, the parts goal will only be affected after any expected setup time has elapsed. The user is prompted upon starting production to enter any parts they want to keep as good parts from the setup. Finally, when the tile is selected it will display a "Start Production" button near the top. If the workcenter was in setup status longer than the predetermined setup time when the "Start Production" button is selected, the user will be prompted to enter a reason the setup time was longer than expected.
An Unscheduled tile represents a workcenter that does not currently have a job dispatched to it. These tiles are grey with a light grey status indicator. This workcenter may still be producing parts, but not be scheduled within our system. Its tile will still show the number of parts it has produced within the given time range. Additionally, when an unscheduled tile is selected the user can only navigate to the Reports, Timeline, and Diagnostics pages or start a new job on this workcenter. Here is an example of how the interface looks during this status:
The powerful information on the performance dashboard tiles helps operators and managers understand at-a-glance what is happening at each machine, while the detailed information on the tiles and the shortcuts to additional data provide real-time insights that can be used to drive action. Operators who are assigned to a machine often will work harder to ensure their machine doesn't fall behind their goals and their peers. This transparency alone can improve performance by over 10%.
Supervisors walking the shop floor can use the dashboard to quickly identify where time should be spent. By the time you get the data you need from a traditional ERP system, it's too late to take action. The real-time information displayed on the dashboard bridges this communication gap between operators and managers, allows both to be more proactive.
With this tool, you will be armed with the information needed to fix problems faster and identify opportunities for process improvements. For more information on how the dashboard bridges the communication gap between operators and managers, check out this article.