ShopVue is the proven third-party MES for Syteline.
ShopVue offers Syteline users a better, more comprehensive shop floor data collection system. ShopVue delivers real-time labor and order tracking, full-featured time & attendance and machine monitoring in one reliable system that interfaces directly with Syteline.
ShopVue's Advantages for Syteline Users
As Operators report work around the shop floor, ShopVue posts data to Syteline in real-time, giving management at all levels up-to-the-minute information about where the orders are and how efficiently the factory is working.
World-class Time & Attendance
Fully-developed time & attendance provides a greatly improved user experience over less comprehensive alternatives. ShopVue goes far beyond inferring attendance from labor transactions. ShopVue time & attendance reduces everyday frustrations caused by missed punches and handles complexities such as balancing overtime and approving future absence requests. The result is a better experience for operators, supervisors and human resources managers alike.
A Supervisor’s Best Friend
With ShopVue, Supervisors can review and approve employees’ attendance and labor transactions in one place. When Supervisors correct transactions at the end of the shift, those transactions can still post to Syteline resulting in more accurate data.
ShopVue can track machine performance either as a byproduct of labor transactions (from Operator inputs) or by connecting using direct machine interface (DMI). ShopVue can measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), capture cycle counts, alert mechanics a machine is down, and display all this data on wall-mounted dashboards.
svSyteline: The ShopVue-Syteline Interface
The svSyteline interface automatically downloads from Syteline the necessary information for accurate data collection, order tracking and efficiency reporting. Soon after Operators report transactions on the shop floor, svSyteline uploads information like direct labor charges and quantities produced and scrapped to Syteline.
Ultimately, the svSyteline interface enables Syteline to display your updated order status, additional actual labor, and production quantities.
Validation and Error Handling
ShopVue uses Production Order information from Syteline to interactively validate each Operator entry. For example, if ShopVue knows a standard in Syteline is 100 pieces per hour, ShopVue can warn an Operator if she attempts to report a quantity that is less than X percentage (user-defined) of this standard.
The svSyteline interface validates these entries again when it updates Syteline through its JOBTRAN table. In the unlikely event that an error “slips through”, svSyteline returns the error to ShopVue for correction and automatic reposting.
The Changes Only feature ensures ShopVue will only download new orders and changes to existing orders, limiting network traffic and speeding download time. Seconds after planners input that new "hot job" into Syteline, Operators can begin working on the job in ShopVue.
ShopVue-Syteline interactions happen automatically at frequent intervals. If either system is temporarily unavailable, the svSyteline interface queues transactions until a connection is reestablished.
Corrections in ShopVue with Delta Logic
Supervisors can make corrections to operator transactions in one place – ShopVue. svSyteline uses delta logic along with its export history to transmit the correction to Syteline to keep the two systems in synch.