In most operations 'Critical' or priority machines or processes are identified and can be tracked with varying priority levels. Any machine or process identified as 'Critical' using these steps will change the Color or add a Pink background to any dispatch associated with them. This highlighted background can be used as a tool to quickly glance and determine normal from abnormal. At a glance, anyone can identify if a key piece or 'Critical' machine or process has any Dispatch associated.
If a constraint process or machine is identified, the 'Critical/Significant' setup below can be a great tool to bring heightened awareness to these processes or machines. This capability is open to all L2L admins.
- Go to the ‘Setup’ menu and click ‘Edit Critical/Significant Downtime’.
- Select applicable machines.
- Note: you can drill down by area, line, technology, etc. to shorten the machine list to choose from
- A list of all machines based on selected criteria will appear at the bottom of the screen with current Critical & Significant Downtime settings.
- Click ‘Set Critical’ to set machines in list to Critical.
- Click ‘Clear Critical’ to clear critical status of machines in list.
- Enter significant downtime setting in minutes and Click ‘Set Sig Downtime’ to set significant downtime limit for machines in list.
Note: You must refresh the machine list before selecting the option (set critical for example) you want to perform by using the Apply button.
How these tools work:
- Critical Areas/Line/Machinescan be tagged to elevate the priority in your plant and will set a visual signal on the main dispatch screen.
Note: If it is a down red impact dispatch type it will change the row pink. In all event types, it will add a red triangle next to the machine code.
- Significant Downtime settings are used to track and report on events that exceed significant downtime criteria. They are used in the report for significant occurrence (Breakdown) Pareto and also to setup the launch of a new Significant Event in the problem-solving module when a dispatch crosses the threshold of the set time.
Additionally, the specific machine during setup in the 'Setup Machine Details' Can be enabled or disabled by simply checking the 'Critical' checkbox.