The data input by Operators at the machine can be used to run useful reports that can help your team make decisions. Below, we outline a few different ways to look at the data.
Building Custom Reports Using Operator Input Data
Production Report Builder
The Production Report Builder is a flexible reporting tool that allows you to customize, share, and save reports using a variety of metrics, groupings, and filters.
When it comes to using the data input by Operators, the Report Builder is an effective tool for the job. Below we have outlined a few different reports that offer a good start in exploring Operator Input Data:
Custom Built Downtime Reports- The Production Report Builder can be used to build a report using Total, Planned, and Unplanned Downtime across your Machines to identify problem areas on your factory floor. Drilling down by shift can be a useful way to identify bottlenecks on your factory floor.
Read more about the Production Report Builder on our Knowledge Base.
Take a tour of the Production Report Builder in the app!
Note: You will have to have a MachineMetrics account and be logged in to be able to take this tour.
In addition to the Production Report Builder, we provide some out of the box reports that are useful in monitoring Operator input data.
Operator Runs Report
If your company uses Operator logins, this is a report that will show you a high-level view of when each Operator was operating a given machine.
Learn more about the Operator Runs Report in this Knowledge Base article.
Note: To drill-down and customize an Operator Report, we recommend using the Production Report Builder.
One of the most important and valuable features MachineMetrics provides is the ability to categorize and report on downtime by categories. The Downtime Report provides a collection of graphical and interactive reporting tools that enable you to view and analyze the machine downtime as it is categorized in your environment. Explore Downtime through interactive Pareto bar charts and downtime event tables that enable you to quickly identify and understand which downtime categories or reasons are having the most impact on your environment as well as on individual machines.
By default, the Downtime Report does not show downtime that has not been categorized. You can include uncategorized downtime (both Long and Micro) in the Downtime Report views by changing the report filter as described in Viewing Downtime by Shift.
To learn more about the Downtime Report, visit this Knowledge Base article.