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  1. Retroactive schedule adjustment

    Allow schedule adjustments to be made retroactively to make corrections. Recalculate OEE data based on updated schedule.

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  2. In the Production Model can you add the ability to split a line into multiple legs rather than just cells.

    In a production model you are only able to add cells of groups of machines but this does not allow for the line to split into multi-machine legs. on some of our production lines we have a moulding line that produces at a rate that one packaging line can not handle so the line splits into several packaging legs with a robot, wrapping machine, cartoner and palletizer. It would be very beneficial to have these all together for scheduling and OEE tracking purposes.

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  3. Can you add cell downtime adjustment capability to the Downtime reasons table?

    In the Downtime reasons table you are only able to select a line and then adjust the reasons that affect the line downtime. It would be nice to be able to select a cell on the line and adjust the downtime reasons for that one cell. This is especially helpful when in our case you have three or four wrapping machines at the end of a line that we want to track the data on for Preventative maintenance purposes. And we need the operators to make sure the data is good.

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  4. Dynamic Changeover Times

    We would like to be able to calculate changeover times based on a matrix of product types, e.g. if the product that I am going to is a different class or requires a tooling change, then the changeover should be x minutes.

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  5. Automatically Adjust the Schedule to account for long running jobs

    Currently, the schedule doesn’t ‘push out’ runs that are scheduled after a run that is falling behind. This step has to be done manually. It would be a nice feature to have the schedule be capable of automatically pushing or pulling forward based on the status of the current job.

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  6. Add a search feature to the downtime reason code selector

    Our Operations team is requesting a type ahead search feature to be added to the operator downtime reason selection window. Ideally, it would have some type ahead filter capabilities.

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  7. Display Unit of Measure

    It would be a nice feature to have in the system to be able to count in eaches, but convert to cases as a display or reporting unit of measure. For example, we put 20000+ parts in a case, from a display perspective, it would be helpful to be able to convert from eaches to cases.

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  8. Add custom attributes to the Work Order Table Object

    It would be nice to be able to directly add custom attributes to the MES Work Order Table. There are a number of items (work order require date, product attributes) that we would like to be able to display directly in that table.

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  9. Add a search feature to the downtime reason code selector

    Our Operations team is requesting a type ahead search feature to be added to the operator downtime reason selection window. Ideally, it would have some type ahead filter capabilities.

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  10. Make the MES Object Editor an item in the Global Browser

    Rather than have to import the window it would be nice to have the MES Manager functions native to the IDE.

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  11. Improve Analysis Controller (Shift Sync)

    In the Analysis Controller maybe move the Shift Sync setting from custom property to standard property, seeing as there is only Enabled or Disabled options. It's very easy to miss this setting which causes unexpected analysis results.

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  12. Filter Unused Lines from MES Components that reference Production Model

    For the components that list all the lines in the Production Models.

    An ability to filter lines that are "Disabled" in production model would be fairly useful for active line selection/navigation.

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  13. Configurable Run and Idle codes for OEE line setup

    Having these codes hard-coded means I have to translate codes that are preset within the production machine controller that are predefined by the equipment vendor.

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  14. MES - Add ability to restart a run

    Instead of having to execute an EndRun and subsequent setProductCode + startRun sequence, add command to restart a run for a line. This is distinct from the extendRun request, as this method would create a new runID.

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  15. Stored Analysis Selector user security........

    It would be great if we could have security on the stored analysis selector contents. Currently any user can edit someone else's stored report and change it/mess it up good style!

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  16. Stored Analysis Selector additional fields

    It would be helpful to extend the capabilities of the controller to save custom fields. For example: chart style (bar, line), chart option (bar, stacked bar), date range (current shift, current week), etc. Maybe just add three custom fields and let the designer decides what goes in.

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  17. Better Descriptions for Run Parameters in MES User Manual

    Specifically the Can Start Run, Can Cancel Run and Can Resume Run. It tells me perfectly what they mean when they are on or off but what causes them to be on or off. If I can't start a run I want to know why I can't start it not just that I cant start it. What are the conditions needed to be true to be able to start a Run.

    I think this would help with troubleshooting starting and stopping runs.

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  18. MES - Add the ability to extend a run

    Once a run is started, you cannot extend it. We would like the ability to edit a running job to add additional quantity

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  19. Improve management of downtime reasons

    We need a better way to manage the downtime reasons in the production model. For large models it is very laborious to add and edit reason tables (e.g. I am about to add 400 cells).

    Having export/import capability is the first and easier approach I presume.

    Ideally it would be fantastic to have a reference table, or something akin to a UDT. Think of a plant that has 400 cells with identical reason tables, and I needed to add/edit a reason. It would be better (quicker and less error prone) to edit this in one place.

    Even better would be…

    8 votes
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    The ability to create master list of machine states and then have multiple lines and / or cells use them will be added in OEE2. We will be changing the from downtime reasons to machine states to allow for multiple idle or running states. We are also planning on removing the machine states from the Ignition project and putting them only in the database.

  20. MES - Ability to capture waste during changeover

    Changeover is a major generator of waste in our plant. MES currently ignores waste and production during changeover. We would like to be able to see / capture the waste generated during changeover.

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