In most operations 'Critical' or priority machines or processes are identified and can be tracked with varying priority levels.
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 the list to Critical.
- Click ‘Clear Critical’ to clear the critical status of machines in list.
- Enter the significant downtime setting in minutes and Click ‘Set Sig Downtime’ to set significant downtime limit for machines in the 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/Lines/Machines can be tagged to elevate the priority in your plant and will set a visual signal on the main dispatch screen.
- A red triangle with an exclamation point will appear next to each machine on the Dispatch Screen that you've set as 'critical'.
- If the Dispatch Type setting 'Highlight Critical' is enabled, the Critical Machines will be colored pink on the Dispatch Screens.
- 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 set up 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.