Manufacturing downtime is any period in which a manufacturer is no longer producing goods – commonly due to equipment failure, scheduled asset maintenance, and other causes like problems with labor or supply. But the dashboard we show is only limited to manufacturing downtime caused by equipment failure.
Tracking downtime (either planned or unplanned) is vital to any manager as understanding the state of equipment will allow them to make decisions to improve efficiency. Besides, the managers are better aware of the time and date equipment is due for maintenance to develop preventive maintenance strategies to limit downtime and improve overall equipement effectiveness (OEE).
|Goals||Questions to ask||Dashboard views|
|Monitor the actual machine running||
What is the actual running time of a machine?
|Monitor the actual machine downtime and analyze the causes of manufacturing downtime||
||Downtime, Scheduled Downtime, Production Downtime by Line, Production Downtime by Cause, Production Downtime by Shift and Cause Type|
|Keep track of machine breakdown times and average machine downtime||
||Quantity Ordered, %Employee, %Downtime, %Defect|
- The report helps businesses track how long the machine is running in reality. Calculating production lead times helps businesses easily develop strategies to increase business efficiency, reduce costs and retain customers. It will also enable businesses to prepare for potential future challenges.
- Actual downtime, average downtime, and number of times of failure are also tracked in this report. Monitoring these indicators in order to consider measures to minimize machine downtime and plan production and consumption is necessary to avoid adverse effects on the production activities of enterprises
The actual machine running time
A period of time in which a machine is not in production
The estimated time for planned maintenance, repairs, upgrade or testing
The moment when a machine is unavailable for production
The average amount of downtime happened
Types of errors:
+ Scheduled – typically for maintenance, repairs, upgrade or testing
+ Unscheduled – errors happen accidentally.