Software Offers Minute-To-Minute Machine Data

Recently released by JobPack Inc. , the TimeView option gives engineers and production managers continuous up-to-the-minute data on machine loading, capacity availability and late jobs, viewable on a graphical planning board. This enhancement also provides a look-ahead feature to see when capacity on machines or cells of machines become available or "bottle necked.

Recently released by JobPack Inc., the TimeView option gives engineers and production managers continuous up-to-the-minute data on machine loading, capacity availability and late jobs, viewable on a graphical planning board. This enhancement also provides a look-ahead feature to see when capacity on machines or cells of machines become available or "bottle necked." This allows real-time data analysis for actual time taken versus time estimated for any operation or group of operations.

The system is designed to allow production staff to review variations and alternatives in job routings across multiple machines and work cells. Equipped with the software package, JobPack offers an alternative to show where jobs are, how much time any specific operation has taken, and when any operation is scheduled to be completed without moving from the desktop.

Display options allow for machine efficiency and usage reports, "largest hole" capacity over any time period, and all information is in real-time and 100 percent accurate. TimeView can also differentiate between regular work released to the shop floor and rework to show how long a job will be worked on based on shift definitions and employee availability.