ShopVue employs user-friendly screens and automatic machine polling to get real-time data from multiple points across your shop floor. The result is deep insight into what's happening in your factory. ShopVue can deliver basic job and labor tracking or advanced elements of a manufacturing execution system (MES) such as lot or serial tracking.
With just a few simple inputs on the shop floor, valuable data flows from ShopVue to all areas of your buisness: Workers see it on wall-mounted LCDs, supervisors get it on their desktops, and managers pull it through custom reporting or in your ERP.
ShopVue is designed first and foremost for shop floor employees. A colorful touch interface displays just enough information for employees to do their jobs. Routine tasks like punching in, reviewing work instructions, or recording inspection results, can all be completed using as few “touches” as possible.
ShopVue’s number one mission is to track activity on the shop floor. That means delivering the real-time status of any given job, lot, or serial number. Any time of day, ShopVue can answer a factory supervisor’s biggest questions:
- Where are my parts? Can they ship on time?
- Which orders are being worked on now? Which ones are stalled?
- How efficiently are we working?
ShopVue imports order and routing data from your ERP. Planners can fine-tune work schedules according to changing customer demands and factory resources. Operators can scan barcode order travelers on the floor or select their next job from a "work to" list using the Paperless Dispatch module. ShopVue aids plant managers with process management, validating employees are certified for certain tasks and error-proofing component selection.
ShopVue tracks labor time accurately and completely by correctly balancing employees’ time on the clock (attendance) with actual work performed (labor). ShopVue accounts for direct time spent on work orders, indirect time spent on activities like cleaning or meetings, as well as breaks and absences.
ShopVue uses sophisticated logic to correctly calculate labor time even in complicated situations such as multiple people working as a team on multiple orders. ShopVue can serve as the single system tracking both time and attendance and labor to feed your payroll. ShopVue can even handle incentive pay situations.
ShopVue tracks machine performance distinctly from labor using either Operator input or direct machine interface (DMI). With DMI, ShopVue can collect a machine’s uptime and downtime, cycle counts, and other data from its existing PLC or one we supply.
ShopVue delivers real-time overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and other metrics everywhere you look: On supervisors’ PCs, employees workstations, or wall-mounted dashboard displays.
Complete traceability is the foundation of a manufacturing execution system. With ShopVue, you can:
- Birth serial numbers
- Associate component lot/ serial numbers with the item you are building with a simple scan
- Get a complete genealogy with both forward and backward trace
Material Review Board (MRB) enables Operators to flag suspect parts for dispositioning. Inspectors can mark parts scrap, us-as-is, or reroute them for rework – all within ShopVue. The Inspection Plans feature displays checklists at configured intervals or specific routing steps and records inspection and test results in the ShopVue database.
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