If you are utilizing the Production Module in L2L, and if you use eKanban in particular, you may have questions about putting Product Orders 'On Hold'. Users are sometimes under the impression that they need to place Product Orders On-Hold if they are at the end of a shift or perhaps ending their production run for the upcoming weekend, holiday, shutdown, etc. They are concerned that they will inflate the amount of build time against a Product Order if they don't place it On-Hold.
Good news, eKanbaners! If you do not have pitches scheduled and active for the weekend or outside of normal working hours, that time during which no production is occurring will not count against the total production build time on the Product Order.
The only time putting a Product Order On-Hold will negatively impact production metrics, such as OEE, is if you are planning to run that product, place the Product Order On-Hold, and then do not run any other product when you have the line scheduled.
Note: do place that Product Order On-Hold when you are actually changing over.
So, you don't need to put that Product Order On-Hold to accurately reflect build time. And if you don't put the Product Order On-Hold, you will then not need to do a Changeover in the system. The clock stops on the total production build time.
You can just leave it. The System will accurately record and track everything for you. The clock will stop on the total production build time for that Product Order. Conversely, if you put it On-Hold, and then take it off Hold, those actions will add to your total number of changeovers and changeover time will accrue for the entire time the Product Order is On-Hold while you're not building product.
As always, if you have any questions, please let us know. Email us at Support@L2L.com
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