Work Order Plus Management Manual 3

Production Inquiry for Work Order

Application Overview

Production Inquiry for Work Order is an interface to monitor the current status of a work order.  The main difference between this and Work Order Inquiry is this will instantly update quantity and hours, regardless if productions have been reported.  Work Order Inquiry only displays statistics from reported production transactions.  This interface is more suitable for monitoring productions.  Figure 18 shows that operation 30 has already used 2.33 hours of labor, but no quantity has been reported because the operation is still in production.  The interface provides a view to monitor all operators involved in the work order.  It is more useful if the WO+ time clock solution is used to report productions, otherwise Work Order Inquiry is sufficient for general inquiries.

 

This interface is not available from any of Elliott’s menus, but can be accessed by drilling down from other interfaces, like with the F5 Key in Work Order Inquiry or through Advanced Options in Work Center Operation.

 

General work order information is displayed above the separator line on the top-left and the hour evaluation in shown below it.  On the right side, all the dates related to the work order and the quantity information are displayed.  Different views of the work order are displayed below the separator line.  You can highlight a line and drill down for more information.


Views

This interface has different views for a work order.  They are Operation View, Labor View and Production View.  Each view shows a perspective of the work order and you can toggle between the different views with the F1 Key.

 

Operation View

 

(Figure 18) Production Inquiry for Work Order, Operation View

 

Operation View provides the current status of each operation in the routing of the work order.  The status includes the actual hours spent and the quantity completed.  If the parent items are in production, the system will also include the labor hours and show the in-production quantity on the bottom-right side.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  The statistics of an operation will be updated when the operation is highlighted.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Production Inquiry of an Operation.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to bring up Advanced Options.

 


Labor View

 

(Figure 19) Production Inquiry for Work Order, Labor View

 

If the WO+ time clock system is used to track time and report production, the system can report which operator is involved in the production of a certain work order.  This Labor View provides a summary of all labor involved in the production, whether direct labor or shared labor.  This view will list laborers by operator ID and the hours the operator contributed.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Operator’s Time Clock Inquiry.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to bring up Advanced Options.

 


Production View

 

(Figure 20) Production Inquiry for Work Order, Production View

 

Each Operation should take at least one production to complete and some may take more than one production.  This Production View lists all productions for the work order along with their current status.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Production Detail.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to bring up Advanced Options.  Options include Production Detail and Production Activity Inquiry.

 


Production Inquiry for Operation

Application Overview

Production Inquiry for Operation is an interface to monitor the current status of an operation in a work order routing.  Similar to Production Inquiry for Work Order, this interface instantly reflects the operation’s current status and includes all unfinished productions.

 

This interface cannot be accessed through any Elliott menu selection, but you can drill down from another interface, like Production Inquiry for Work Order or the Advanced Options in other interfaces.

 

The interface will display information for the selected operation on the top of the screen. A brief evaluation of this operation will be displayed above the separator line.  If the operation is in production, open production information will be shown to the right of the evaluation data.

Views

The interface has two views, Labor View and Production View.  Use the F1 Key to toggle between them.

 

Labor View

(Figure 21) Production Inquiry for Operation, Labor View

 

This view lists all operators who have contributed time to the operation, including direct and shared labor.  If the operator is currently working on the operation, the system will show when the operator started and for how long.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Operator’s Time Clock Inquiry.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to bring up Advanced Options.

 

Production View

 

(Figure 22) Production Inquiry for Operation, Production View

 

Although it may take more than one production to finish an operation, Production View will list all productions for the operation.  These include complete productions and open productions.  A production is open if it has not been reported.  The summary information of all open productions will be shown on the right side above the separator line.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Production Detail.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to bring up Advanced Options.  Options include Production Activity Inquiry and Production Detail Inquiry.

Production Activity Maintenance/Inquiry

Application Overview

Production Activity Maintenance/Inquiry is an interface to maintain or inquire all activities about a production.  These activities are periods of time when the production is active.  Usually it only takes one activity to finish a production, but the final operation can span across a meal break or more than one day creating more than one activity for a production.  This interface provides information about each activity and all labor involved.  A supervisor can use this interface to maintain some of the data in advance.  Since it provides a high level of detail, it can be used for auditing.

 

This interface is not available from any of Elliott’s menus, but can be accessed by drilling down whenever a production is specified from almost all the other screen programs provided in Work Order Plus.

 

The interface will display information about the production on the top five lines, which includes production status, order number, operation number, product item number and work center.  Above the separator line is the performance hours for labor and machine.   To the right of the performance chart is the quantity information for the production.

 

(Figure 23) Production Activity, Activity View


Views

This interface has two views, Activity View and Labor View.  Press the F1 Key to toggle between them.

 

Activity View

 

(Figure 24) Production Activity, Activity Labor Detail

 

This view lists all activities of the production.  Each activity represents a period of time when the production was active.  When a production is active, the system will gather machine hours and labor hours spent on the activity and you can drill down to Activity Labor Detail for more information.

 

For each activity, the system will display the starting and ending time, Direct Labor Hours, Shared Labor Hours and Machine Hours.  Also, the operator working on the activity will be displayed.  If more than one operator is working at the same time, the system will display “(Multiple)”.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Activity Labor Detail.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.
  • Use the F3 Key to show or hide cancelled activity.  An activity can be cancelled through Exception Handling when an interruption of production occurs.
  • Use the F4 Key to handle exceptions.  Options includes adding activity, splitting activity, merging activity, canceling activity and canceling a whole production.

 

 

Labor View

 

(Figure 25) Production Activity, Labor View

 

Labor view summarizes labor contributed to this production by operator ID.  For each operator, the system will display the ID, name and hours in Direct Labor and Shared Labor.

 

The following functions are available in this view:

  • Use Up, Down, Page Up and Page Down to navigate the highlighted bar.  All statistics will be updated when navigating the highlighted bar.
  • Use the Enter Key to drill down to Operator’s Time Clock Inquiry.
  • Use the F1 Key to toggle to another view.

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