Creating a Machine
March 25, 2019
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Machines

You can access your Machines by clicking on Settings > Machines.

Machines are described as an activity that should be tracked on the production floor. Machines can be categorized into three buckets.

  1. Highly automated machines that you have at your factory that performs a Job Requirement with little manual labor.
  2. Semi automated machines that you have at your factory that performs a Job Requirement with a combination of manual labor and machine.
  3. Fully manual labor process that you occurs at your factory to fulfill a Job Requirement. "Manual" is generally selected as a Machine Type if this exists within your production process.

Creating A Machine

Click on "Create Machine" to begin creating a new machine. Below is a description of the fields.

Machine Name - This is a general name of the machine or activity that occurs during this step in the Job Requirement.

Production Line - This is the production line that you'd like the machine to be associated to.

Machine Type - This is the type of machine that you're creating. Don't see a machine type? You can create a custom one by simply typing it into the field.

Production Quantity Output - This is a selection of either singular or multiple. Singular means that the product quantity is 1-to1- with the machine run, most machines will have this configuration. Multiple means that the product quantity can be 2-to-1, 3-to-1, etc... with the machine run, machines that produce in bulk or with a #up will have this configuration.

Machine Purchase Cost - This number is an optional field that is used to generate ROI reports over time given the amount of products produced on the machine.

Est. Machine Lifetime In Years - This number is an optional field that is used to generate reports over time on the average depreciation cost of the machine given the purchase cost.

Average Run Quantity Per Hour - This number is important when providing and calculating estimated lead times for Sales Orders, Job Tickets and Tasks. When scheduling a task on a Machine, this number is used in combination with a number of other factors to provide you with an estimated run time.

Average Run Cost Per Hour - This number is important when providing estimated Sales Order and Job Ticket costs. When adding Products to a Job Ticket, an average cost to run the Sales Order and Job Ticket in production is provided.

Editing A Machine

When editing a machine, only certain fields are available to update. This is default behavior to prevent any drastic changes to existing jobs.

You can edit a machine by first locating the machine and then clicking on (•••) > Edit.

Note: Changes to Average Run Quantity Per Hour and Average Run Cost Per Hour will only affect new Sales Orders, Job Tickets, and Tasks created in the system.

Need to remove a machine from Production? You can archive a machine by first locating the machine and then clicking on (•••) > Archive.

Archiving a machine will hide it from the production schedule and remove it from existing Job Requirements. You can unarchive a machine at any time.

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