Work Orders can be a critical portion in gauging our success and rate of improvement. On many occasions, abnormalities are identified during a machine downtime instance that may not be addressed during the Dispatch Code Red. On many occasions, a newly identified abnormality may not be convenient or feasible to address immediately. This Work Order method will allow a user to identify and document an abnormality to be addressed at a later date.
If an abnormality is identified during a Dispatch response or during any situation, it may be necessary to address the newly identified opportunity at a later time. Within the Work Order system, Leading2Lean has created a very simple and valuable method to assess and address the newly identified abnormality.
If and when the Dispatch is ready to close and an individual is ready to document the newly identified abnormalities within the individual Dispatch, simply scroll to the bottom of the Dispatch and Select the "Follow Up" tab. By selecting the "Follow Up" tab, you will be able to create a Work Order tied to the original Dispatch with all of the associated specifics of that Dispatch.
Once you have selected the "Follow Up" button, simply select "Work order Request". Populate the required fields, specifics of work to be completed and select save.
By using this functionality, you will be allowed to create a unique Work Order associated with a specific Dispatch. The Dispatch can be closed and updated, not having any effect on the newly created 'Follow Up Work Order'. This promotes good documentation and allows abnormalities to be identified and completed or addressed at a more convenient time.