This Enact update includes the following features:
Using Event Codes is a powerful way to capture a history of process problems and the corrective actions taken. Many users will find Event Codes a great way to implement Assignable Cause Codes (ACC) and Corrective Action Codes (CAC), but Event Codes are very flexible and can be applied in many other ways. Here are a few examples:
- Operator notes (e.g., shift supervisor notified, process adjusted, maintenance called)
- Maintenance notes (e.g., new bearings, new lubrication, machine aligned)
- Standard event notes (e.g., trial run, start-up, non-standard material, procedure deviation)
In the field, operators select from a pre-defined list of event codes—reducing errors and improving consistency. Multiple event codes can be selected for a given process event and you can create an unlimited number of event codes and organize them using event code types. Code types enable operators to find and select event codes much faster and help in the analysis process when applying a data filter.
After event codes are selected, the Event Details tile is a great way to view a chronological list of event codes and other information related to a process event.
You can now select (click on) a notification, either on the notification tile or the notification icon, and you are automatically taken to the Event Details tile. Here you can view all of the event codes and comments stored to the event. This makes it very easy to see the complete picture of a process event.
Event codes can also be analyzed using Enact’s powerful, multi-level Pareto Charts to accelerate root cause analysis and improve process insight.
Benefit: Event Codes help users document process events more completely, enabling faster troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
The Production Assignments feature reduces the number of parts shown to an operator to only those currently being produced, improving operator effectiveness. During data collection, operators simply select an active Process; the Parts for which data needs to be collected will then automatically display. This eliminates the need to search through a list of parts.
Benefit: Production Assignments save operators time when collecting data.
Process Information Tile
The Process Information tile is a new data display tile option for Enact dashboards. The new tile provides useful information on each active manufacturing process assigned to the user.
Each active process has its own sub-tile within the Process Information tile. For each active process, the sub-tiles show the process state (run, stop, pause), the number of process events, the current shift (including how much time is left in the current shift), and the current lot.
The Process Information tile is not just informational—users with adequate permissions can take actions, such as changing the process state or the length of the current and next shifts.
The Process Information tile is now included in the Work Dashboard, the standard operator interface of Enact, and can be added to any Enact Raw Dashboard.
Benefit: The Process Information tile enables operators and supervisors to quickly check the status of the manufacturing processes for which they’re responsible. And, with the right permissions, these users can change the process state or start and end times of the current shift.
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