Operators can complete key interactions, such as finishing one job and starting another, by scanning just one concatenated barcode. The operator scans the bar code and ShopVue automatically knows to interpret this as a start action. When starting another, the labor tracking software knows to automatically complete the previous one and calculate the elapsed labor time.
Forget about the out-of-date standards entered in your ERP years ago. Setup Analysis allows you to specify how long it takes to do both major and minor setup steps for each work center, or if necessary, each specific machine. When doing a setup, the Operator indicates the setup type and other data helpful in later analysis.
On-demand reports answer key questions: Are orders being sequenced properly? Are setups being shared? Are we minimizing major changeovers? Together, this data can accelerate your Lean journey.
Operators can indicate they are doing rework by simply selecting a different tool or checking "Is Rework" when starting. The additional labor charged is recorded on a Rework Analysis report.
Operators can report short duration, less significant jobs in a batch rather than making multiple trips back to the terminal. ShopVue will automatically split the labor time among the group of operations. For example, if an operator reports working four jobs between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., ShopVue would assign 15 minutes to each job.
One Touch Reports
Workers can access critical information with a single touch. Your administrator configures simple popup reports that can select and format virtually any data you want to display. For example, a popup listing could display each day’s output against targets and the computation of this week’s group bonus.
Foolproof your data collection process and ensure accurate data using the built-in suite of configurable validations. Your ShopVue administrator can modify pre-built validation schemes such as Precise Piece Tracking after Gateway, Quantity Reasonable Based on Actual Time, and Sequence Checking. The administrator can also create new rule sets.
If operators make an entry error, they are given a soft warning, a hard stop, or a prompt that requires a supervisor to proceed. ShopVue highlights ignored soft warnings on a report.
Operators can easily comment on how an operation is running by selecting from a list of preconfigured phrases and typing additional notes if necessary. The next time an operator runs this operation, ShopVue automatically displays the comments. The program can also capture comments by shift and by part.
The Comments feature improves communication on the shop floor and fosters continuous improvement with minimal additional effort.
Overtime Distribution to Shop Activity
Overtime hours are not limited to just attendance. This feature allows you to associate overtime to specific jobs. For example, if a special order for Customer ABC runs from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. and operators begin accumulating overtime at 3:30 p.m., ShopVue will record a premium labor rate from 3:30 onward.
The Overtime Distribution to ShopActivity feature can help you increase revenue with better cost allocation.
Your administrator can configure touchable forms to collect other data with text boxes, drop down lists, and check boxes.
If your routings include operations performed by outside services, you can configure shipping transactions to track when and how many pieces were shipped and when they returned. Built-in reports allow you to keep track of where parts are and analyze the time that outside processing took.