ShopVue typically sequences ready orders based on the operation due date included in the order import. But planners and supervisors can override this sequence in each Console configuration if, for example, you are sorting dispatches based on a FIFO scheme (where the first order in is the first out at each processing step).
When identifing parts that can be salvaged, you can use ShopVue to identify and track them through rework. You can elect to a) create a new rework order, b) choose from rework routing template or c) perform what ShopVue calls “simple rework” in which you can report rework hours without creating a rework order. When creating rework routings, you specify the steps in the route and where rework will rejoin the original routing (for example, at a later step than originally routed).
Material Review Board (MRB)
When reporting pieces as “suspect”, ShopVue can generate an MRB tag that identifies the pieces for inspection. ShopVue makes it easy for inspectors to disposition the pieces. Inspectors work from an Active MRB Tags List (similar to the Activity List) that shows white rows (tags waiting to be dispositioned) and gray rows (completed inspections). They can disposition the pieces “Use as Is”, “Scrap”, or “Rework”. Learn more about Material Review Board.
Hold Order Tool
You can place orders on hold and take them off hold as needed. Two core reports are also available: Orders Currently on Hold and Orders on Hold History.
The Console can now display inspection forms and enable Operators to record inspection results electronically within the ShopVue Console. Engineers can configure inspection criteria, tolerances, sample size, and the frequency ShopVue requires an inspection (for example, after step 30 or during step 40 after every N quantity complete). Learn more about Inspection Plans.
You can optionally require that Operators run jobs in the sequence in which they are dispatched. This eliminates cherry picking (Operators making ill-informed priority decisions) and ensures they are always building the right parts at the right time.
When ShopVue imports an order, it can refine the routing to indicate that select operations can run concurrently or in parallel. This is often done for a specific workcenter. Concurrent operations are ready at their respective workpoints at the same time.
Customizable Link Generation
As ShopVue imports orders, you can call custom TSQL code to automatically create links to all associated documents. The code is based upon your rules for storing and naming documents. Alternatively, a similar procedure can read your ERP database if it stores a list of links. Either way, ShopVue uses content that is authored and stored elsewhere; there is no need for messy replication or re-authoring.
Local Order Creation
You can maintain part routings with revision control directly in ShopVue. You can then use these routings to create and release new Work Orders. This is helpful to companies that are not managing work-in-progress in an ERP or want to locally manage a different order type (for example, maintenance orders).