In this training session, we will go over the process of creating and modifying the production schedule using HQ Live Production.
In HQ Live Production, authorized users will notice an "ADD" button located next to "Active Jobs." Clicking this button opens advanced controls, allowing users to create a new job and assign it to a specific station.
To begin creating a job, the initial step involves specifying the Unit that Operators will be responsible for building. Clicking inside the text box triggers a drop-down menu containing all Units with Digital Work Instructions. If the desired Unit is not present in the list, manually entering the name is an option, and the job will be loaded without Instructions. After ensuring the correct Unit is entered, proceed by clicking the green "CONTINUE" button.
The next step is to choose the Work Area to which this job will be assigned. After selecting a Work Area, a list of all recognized Stations in that area will be automatically generated below.
Job Group Number is an optional field that may not be enabled for your selected Work Area. It is often used to represent a Customer, enabling report searches to identify all Work Orders sharing the same number. If this field is visible, it must be filled in as a mandatory input.
After you've entered your Work Order number and specified the Total Units to be built at the Station, scroll to the top of the page and click the "Load Job" button.
Editing a Job
After creating a job, it will show up as an Active Job for the selected stations, and its status will be listed as "Queued." The number following "Queue" indicates its placement in the production schedule. If it's the only job in the queue, it will be labeled as "Queue 1." Only jobs in the Queued status are editable. By clicking on a Queued job, you can reopen the Order Details screen, and the "EDIT" button will be located in the top-right corner.
Reordering a Job
When a station has multiple jobs assigned to it, you'll notice a green "+" sign next to the Station Alias. Clicking on this sign will expand the production schedule for that station. Green arrows will also appear next to all the jobs in the queue. By clicking either the up or down arrow, you can adjust the queued position of a job within the schedule.
In this training session, we will introduce you to HQ Live Production, a centralized platform designed to monitor and manage a factory's operations from a single point of location.
Accessing Live Production
Live Production is an application found within HQ (http://hq.scout.systems). To access it, you need to have an HQ Account with Live Production access enabled. Use the email and password associated with your account to log in to HQ.
After logging in, click on the green button located at the top-left corner to access the navigation menu. The white icons indicate the applications you have access to, while the shaded icons indicate applications you don't have access to.
Understanding Live Production
Live Production offers real-time insights into your factory operations and a summary of the past 24 hours. At the top of the screen, you can view all currently Active Stations or choose a specific work area to narrow down the results to Stations associated with that area.
At the top, you will find details about the Total Stations, indicating whether each station is Active, in Setup, Paused, or Inactive.
Updating every 15 seconds, the Active Jobs section provides a list of all active stations, showing information about the ongoing production order and its current status. If you see a green "+" icon next to a station, you can click on it to expand the production schedule for that specific station.
Live Production is a self-learning tool, and will begin to predict when production orders will complete.
The displayed Job Productivity indicates the time spent in active production divided by the total elapsed time. Whenever a station pauses, the productivity value decreases accordingly.
In cases where Digital Work Instructions are in use, Compass (the production software) accurately tracks job progress by showing the produced quantity divided by the work order quantity. However, for jobs without work instructions, Compass cannot estimate progress and instead displays the total order quantity
All statuses, except for Pause, are represented by a consistent color. Pause status initially appears in a purple tone, indicating a recent production stop. Depending on the Work Area Auto Alert settings, once the predetermined time has passed, the Pause status will transition to Alert Orange, signifying an extended pause duration for that station.
If more detailed information is required, you can click on any listed job to access the Order Details. Scrolling down the page will provide you with precise timestamps and information about the Operators involved in the work.
While the information structure in Completed Jobs is similar to that in Active Jobs, it only displays jobs from the past 24 hours. If a job's quantity has been altered, the units will exhibit a strikethrough of the original quantity, along with the realized quantity adjacent to it.